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Amusement Today
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Editor-in-ChiefGary Slade
CategoriesAmusement parks
Circulation3,000
PublisherGary Slade
FounderGary Slade
Year founded1997
First issueApril 1997 (1997-04)
CountryUnited States
Based inArlington, Texas[1]
LanguageEnglish
Websitewww.amusementtoday.com

Amusement Today is a monthly periodical that features articles, news, pictures and reviews about all things relating to the amusement park industry, including parks, rides, and ride manufacturers. The trade newspaper, which is based in Arlington, Texas, United States, was founded in January 1997 by Gary Slade, Virgil E. Moore III and Rick Tidrow.[1] In 1997, Amusement Today won the Impact Award in the services category for "Best New Product" from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA). A year later, in 1998, the magazine founded the Golden Ticket Awards, for which it has become best known for throughout the amusement park industry. On January 2, 2001, Slade bought out his two partners, giving him sole ownership of the paper.[1] The paper has two full-time and two part-time staff members at its Arlington office, along with two full-time writers and several freelance writers in various parts of the world.[2]

Golden Ticket Awards[edit]

Every year, Amusement Today gives out awards to the best of the best in the amusement park industry in a ceremony known as the Golden Ticket Awards. The awards are handed out based on surveys given to experienced and well-traveled amusement park enthusiasts from around the world. The awards, which were first handed out in 1998, have been featured on the Discovery Channel and the Travel Channel.

2018 winners[edit]

2018 Golden Ticket Awards[3]
Host Park: Silver Dollar City

The Amusement Today Golden Ticket Awards were announced on September 8, 2018 at Silver Dollar City

Category 2018 Recipient Location/Park
Golden Ticket Award for Best New Ride Steel Vengeance Cedar Point
Golden Ticket Award for Best New Ride Ray Rush Aquatica Orlando
Best Park Europa-Park Rust, Germany
Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Braunfels New Braunfels, Texas
Best Children's Park Idlewild Park Ligonier, Pennsylvania
Best Marine Life Park SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida
Best Seaside Park Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California
Best Kids’ Area Kings Island Mason, Ohio
Cleanest Park Holiday World and Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana
Friendliest Park Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Best Shows Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Best Landscaping Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia
Best Food Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania
Best Carousel Grand Carousel Knoebels Amusement Resort
Best Water Ride (Park) Valhalla Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Best Water Park Ride Wildebeest Holiday World and Splashin' Safari
Best Dark Ride The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney's Hollywood Studios
Best Indoor Roller Coaster Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride Universal Studios Florida
Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Noah's Ark Kennywood
Best Halloween Event Halloween Horror Nights Universal Studios Orlando
Best Christmas Event Smoky Mountain Christmas Dollywood
Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters
Rank 2018 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 Fury 325 Carowinds Bolliger & Mabillard 1222
2 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1156
3 Steel Vengeance Cedar Point Rocky Mountain Construction 829
4 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin 540
5 Superman The Ride Six Flags New England Intamin 535
6 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg Bolliger & Mabillard 522
7 Iron Rattler Six Flags Fiesta Texas Rocky Mountain Construction 483
8 Leviathan Canada's Wonderland Bolliger & Mabillard 410
9 Maverick Cedar Point Intamin 390
10 Diamondback Kings Island Bolliger & Mabillard 347
11 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure Bolliger & Mabillard 345
12 Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion Intamin 344
13 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood D. H. Morgan Manufacturing 324
14 Magnum XL 200 Cedar Point Arrow Dynamics 300
15 Taron Phantasialand Intamin 283
16 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin 278
17 Mako SeaWorld Orlando Bolliger & Mabillard 251
18 Time Traveler Silver Dollar City Mack Rides 248
19 Blue Fire Europa Park Mack Rides 244
20 Nemesis Alton Towers Bolliger & Mabillard 238
21 Helix Liseberg Mack Rides 234
22 Intimidator Carowinds Bolliger & Mabillard 233
23 New Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas Rocky Mountain Construction 222
24 Twisted Colossus Six Flags Magic Mountain Rocky Mountain Construction 212
25 Mind Bender Six Flags Over Georgia Anton Schwarzkopf 211
26 Goliath Six Flags Over Georgia Bolliger & Mabillard 201
27 Behemoth Canada's Wonderland Bolliger & Mabillard 187
28 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa Bolliger & Mabillard 186
29 Banshee Kings Island Bolliger & Mabillard 175
30 Skyrush Hersheypark Intamin 173
31 X2 Six Flags Magic Mountain Arrow Dynamics 162
32 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg Bolliger & Mabillard 160
33 Wicked Cyclone Six Flags New England Rocky Mountain Construction 158
34 Black Mamba Phantasialand Bolliger & Mabillard 137
35 Cheetah Hunt Busch Gardens Tampa Intamin 132
36 Verbolten Busch Gardens Williamsburg Zierer 116
37 Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa Bolliger & Mabillard 115
38 Twisted Timbers Kings Dominion Rocky Mountain Construction 109
39 (tie) Superman – Ride of Steel Six Flags America Intamin 99
39 (tie) Jetline Gröna Lund Anton Schwarzkopf 99
41 Goliath La Ronde Bolliger & Mabillard 97
42 Lisebergbanan Liseberg Zierer 96
43 Griffon Busch Gardens Williamsburg Bolliger & Mabillard 93
44 Cannibal Lagoon Lagoon 92
45 Shambhala PortAventura Park Bolliger & Mabillard 89
46 Expedition Everest Disney's Animal Kingdom Vekoma 82
47 Storm Chaser Kentucky Kingdom Rocky Mountain Construction 81
48 Raging Bull Six Flags Great America Bolliger & Mabillard 78
49 Thunderbird Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Bolliger & Mabillard 72
50 Whizzer Six Flags Great America Anton Schwarzkopf 70
Top 50 Wood Roller Coasters
Rank 2018 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters 1330
2 El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure Intamin 1197
3 The Voyage Holiday World & Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1086
4 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce Custom Coasters International 982
5 The Beast Kings Island Kings Island 781
6 Lightning Rod Dollywood Rocky Mountain Construction 691
7 Outlaw Run Silver Dollar City Rocky Mountain Construction 573
8 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer Park The Gravity Group 560
9 Gold Striker California's Great America Great Coasters International 497
10 Thunderhead Dollywood Great Coasters International 477
11 Mystic Timbers Kings Island Great Coasters International 465
12 Lightning Racer Hersheypark Great Coasters International 329
13 GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm Custom Coasters International 307
14 Balder Liseberg Intamin 289
15 Thunderbolt Kennywood Andy Vettel & John A. Miller 260
16 Wodan Europa-Park Great Coasters International 236
17 Wildfire Kolmården Wildlife Park Rocky Mountain Construction 232
18 Raven Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Custom Coasters International 229
19 Goliath Six Flags Great America Rocky Mountain Construction 215
20 Jack Rabbit Kennywood John A. Miller 211
21 (tie) Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Arthur Looff Designer & Frank Prior, Frederick Church 206
21 (tie) Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure Custom Coasters International 206
23 Legend Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Custom Coasters International 201
24 White Lightning Fun Spot America Great Coasters International 196
25 Troy Toverland Great Coasters International 183
26 Renegade Valleyfair Great Coasters International 182
27 The Cú Chulainn Coaster Tayto Park The Gravity Group 177
28 Colossos Heide Park Intamin 171
29 Cyclone Luna Park Coney Island Vernon Keenan 169
30 (tie) Prowler Worlds of Fun Great Coasters International 165
30 (tie) Rampage Alabama Splash Adventure Custom Coasters International 165
32 Comet The Great Escape Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters & Herbert Paul Schmeck 164
33 Boardwalk Bullet Kemah Boardwalk Martin & Vleminckx & The Gravity Group 157
34 Flying Turns Knoebels Amusement Resort Knoebels Amusement Resort 148
35 Rutschebanan Tivoli Gardens LaMarcus Adna Thompson 135
36 Switchback ZDT's Amusement Park The Gravity Group 130
37 Blue Streak Conneaut Lake Park Ed Vettel 118
38 (tie) American Thunder Six Flags St. Louis Great Coasters International 117
38 (tie) Screamin' Eagle Six Flags St. Louis Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters & John C. Allen 117
40 Grizzly Kings Dominion Taft Broadcasting, Curtis D. Summers 115
41 Blue Streak Cedar Point Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters 109
42 Wooden Roller Coaster Playland Carl Phare & Walker LeRoy 107
43 Boss Six Flags St. Louis Custom Coasters International 106
44 The Wild One Six Flags America Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, John A. Miller & Dinn Corporation 98
45 T Express Everland Intamin 87
46 Megafobia Oakwood Theme Park Custom Coasters International 84
47 Hades 360 Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park The Gravity Group 80
48 Mine Blower Fun Spot America The Gravity Group 79
49 Wooden Warrior Quassy Amusement Park The Gravity Group 77
50 Twister Knoebels Amusement Resort John Fetterman & Knoebels Amusement Resort 75

2017 winners[edit]

2017 Golden Ticket Awards[4]
Host Park: Lake Compounce

The Amusement Today Golden Ticket Awards were announced on September 9, 2017, at a ceremony held in the Starlight Theater at Lake Compounce

Category 2017 Recipient Location/Park
Best New Ride (Amusement Park) Mystic Timbers Kings Island
Best New Ride (Water Park) Thunder Rapids Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Best Park Europa-Park Rust, Germany
Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Braunfels New Braunfels, Texas
Best Children's Park Idlewild Park Ligonier, Pennsylvania
Best Marine Life Park SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida
Best Seaside Park Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California
Best Kids’ Area Kings Island Mason, Ohio
Cleanest Park Holiday World and Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana
Friendliest Park Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Best Shows Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Best Landscaping Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia
Best Food Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Best Carousel Grand Carousel Knoebels Amusement Resort
Best Water Ride (Park) Valhalla Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Best Water Park Ride Wildebeest Holiday World and Splashin' Safari
Best Dark Ride The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney's Hollywood Studios
Best Indoor Roller Coaster Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride Universal Studios Florida
Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Noah's Ark Kennywood
Best Halloween Event Halloween Horror Nights Universal Studios Orlando
Best Christmas Event Smoky Mountain Christmas Dollywood
Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters
Rank 2017 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 Fury 325 Carowinds Bolliger & Mabillard 1354
2 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1129
3 Superman the Ride Six Flags New England 705
4 Iron Rattler Six Flags Fiesta Texas Rocky Mountain Construction 657
5 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin 575
6 Leviathan Canada's Wonderland Bolliger & Mabillard 481
7 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure 442
8 Diamondback Kings Island 381
9 New Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas Rocky Mountain Construction 379
10 Maverick Cedar Point Intamin 375
11 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg Bolliger & Mabillard 374
12 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan 344
13 Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion Intamin 330
14 (tie) Goliath Six Flags Over Georgia Bolliger & Mabillard 291
14 (tie) Wicked Cyclone Six Flags New England Rocky Mountain Construction 291
16 Twisted Colossus Six Flags Magic Mountain 284
17 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin 276
18 Blue Fire Europa-Park Mack Rides 272
19 Intimidator Carowinds Bolliger & Mabillard 261
20 Nemesis Alton Towers 254
21 Taron Phantasialand Intamin 253
22 Banshee Kings Island Bolliger & Mabillard 244
23 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow Dynamics 238
24 Skyrush Hersheypark Intamin 235
25 X2 Six Flags Magic Mountain Arrow Dynamics 217
26 Mind Bender Six Flags Over Georgia Schwarzkopf 209
27 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa Bolliger & Mabillard 200
28 Behemoth Canada's Wonderland 184
29 (tie) Cheetah Hunt Busch Gardens Tampa Intamin 181
29 (tie) Helix Liseberg Mack Rides 181
31 Mako SeaWorld Orlando Bolliger & Mabillard 171
32 Cannibal Lagoon Lagoon 163
33 Storm Chaser Kentucky Kingdom Rocky Mountain Construction 135
34 Raging Bull Six Flags Great America Bolliger & Mabillard 113
35 Black Mamba Phantasialand 109
36 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg 104
37 Medusa Steel Coaster Six Flags Mexico Rocky Mountain Construction 98
38 Quimera La Feria Chapultepec Mágico Schwarzkopf 93
39 Thunderbird Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Bolliger & Mabillard 91
40 Lisebergbanan Liseberg Stengel/Schwarzkopf 84
41 (tie) Goliath La Ronde Bolliger & Mabillard 78
41 (tie) Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa 78
41 (tie) Lightning Run Kentucky Kingdom Chance 78
44 Steel Force Dorney Park Morgan 76
45 Euro-Mir Europa-Park Mack Rides 72
46 (tie) Shock Wave Six Flags Over Texas Schwarzkopf 68
46 (tie) Whizzer Six Flags Great America 68
48 Griffon Busch Gardens Williamsburg Bolliger & Mabillard 62
49 Expedition Everest Disney's Animal Kingdom Vekoma 61
50 Full Throttle Six Flags Magic Mountain Premier Rides 59
Top 50 Wood Roller Coasters[5]
Rank 2017 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure Intamin 1241
2 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters 1212
3 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce Custom Coasters International 1171
4 The Voyage Holiday World & Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1113
5 Lightning Rod Dollywood Rocky Mountain Construction 710
6 The Beast Kings Island Kings Entertainment Company 666
7 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer The Gravity Group 612
8 Thunderhead Dollywood Great Coasters International 560
9 Outlaw Run Silver Dollar City Rocky Mountain Construction 541
10 Gold Striker California's Great America Great Coasters International 489
11 Mystic Timbers Kings Island 345
12 Lightning Racer Hersheypark 276
13 Goliath Six Flags Great America Rocky Mountain Construction 269
14 Boardwalk Bullet Kemah Boardwalk Martin & Vleminckx/The Gravity Group 236
15 Wodan - Timburcoaster Europa-Park Great Coasters International 223
16 Balder Liseberg Intamin 221
17 Thunderbolt Kennywood Vettel/Miller 220
18 (tie) GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm Custom Coasters International 219
18 (tie) Troy Toverland Great Coasters International
18 (tie) White Lightning Fun Spot America
21 Rampage Alabama Splash Adventure Custom Coasters International 218
22 Cyclone Luna Park Keenan/Baker 217
23 The Raven Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Custom Coasters International 214
24 The Legend Holiday World & Splashin' Safari 198
25 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure 197
26 Jack Rabbit Kennywood PTC/Miller 188
27 Prowler Worlds of Fun Great Coasters International 186
28 The Boss Six Flags St. Louis Custom Coasters International 183
29 Wildfire Kolmården Wildlife Park Rocky Mountain Construction 177
30 The Cú Chulainn Coaster Tayto Park The Gravity Group 168
31 Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Prior & Church/Looff 167
32 The Comet The Great Escape PTC/Herbert Schmeck 157
33 Switchback ZDT's Amusement Park The Gravity Group 139
34 Colossos Heide Park Intamin 129
35 Twister Knoebels Amusement Resort Fetterman/Knoebels Amusement Resort 119
36 Wild Mouse Blackpool Pleasure Beach Wright, Blackpool 112
37 Blue Streak Conneaut Lake Park Vettel 109
38 Hades 360 Mt. Olympus Theme Park The Gravity Group 107
39 Wooden Roller Coaster Playland Phare 98
40 American Thunder Six Flags St. Louis Great Coasters International 96
41 El Toro Freitzeitpark Plohn 92
42 Blue Streak Cedar Point PTC/Hoover 87
43 Screamin' Eagle Six Flags St. Louis PTC/John C. Allen 86
44 Flying Turns Knoebels Amusement Resort Knoebels 84
45 Wooden Warrior Quassy Amusement Park The Gravity Group 82
46 Grizzly Kings Dominion Taft Attractions Group 81
47 Tremors Silverwood Custom Coasters International 80
48 Grand National Blackpool Pleasure Beach Paige 75
49 Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend Park Great Coasters International 77
50 Twister Gröna Lund The Gravity Group 66

2016 winners[edit]

2016 Golden Ticket Awards[6]
Host Park: Cedar Point

The Amusement Today Golden Ticket Awards were announced on September 10, 2016 at a ceremony held at the Cedar Point Convention Center

Category 2016 Recipient Location/Park
Best New Ride (Amusement Park) Lightning Rod Dollywood
Best New Ride (Water Park) Massiv Schlitterbahn Galveston Island
Best Park Europa-Park Rust, Germany
Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Braunfels New Braunfels, Texas
Best Children's Park Idlewild and Soak Zone Ligonier, Pennsylvania
Best Marine Life Park SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida
Best Seaside Life Park Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California
Best Kids’ Area Kings Island Mason, Ohio
Cleanest Park Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana
Friendliest Park Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Best Shows
Best Landscaping Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia
Best Food Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania
Best Carousel Grand Carousel Knoebel's Amusement Resort
Best Water Ride (Park) Valhalla Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Best Water Park Ride Wildebeest Holiday World
Best Dark Ride The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney's Hollywood Studios
Best Indoor Roller Coaster Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride Universal Studios Orlando
Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Noah's Ark (fun house) Kennywood
Best Halloween Event Halloween Horror Nights Universal Studios Florida
Best Christmas Event Smoky Mountain Christmas Dollywood
Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters
Rank 2016 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 Fury 325 Carowinds Bolliger & Mabillard 1126
2 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1122
3 Superman the Ride Six Flags New England 698
4 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park 613
5 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure Bolliger & Mabillard 454
6 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg 397
7 Leviathan Canada's Wonderland 393
8 Intimidator Carowinds 350
9 Diamondback Kings Island 330
10 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan 329
11 Nemesis Alton Towers Bolliger & Mabillard 311
12 Maverick Cedar Point Intamin 306
13 Banshee Kings Island Bolliger & Mabillard 286
14 Blue Fire Europa-Park Mack Rides 283
15 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow Dynamics 279
16 New Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas Rocky Mountain Construction 272
17 Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion Intamin 268
18 Wicked Cyclone Six Flags New England Rocky Mountain Construction 265
19 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin 258
20 Goliath Six Flags Over Georgia Bolliger & Mabillard 255
21 Iron Rattler Six Flags Fiesta Texas Rocky Mountain Construction 254
22 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa Bolliger & Mabillard 203
23 X2 Six Flags Magic Mountain Arrow Dynamics 202
24 Behemoth Canada's Wonderland Bolliger & Mabillard 198
25 Black Mamba Phantasialand 178
26 Twisted Colossus Six Flags Magic Mountain Rocky Mountain Construction 175
27 Mind Bender Six Flags Over Georgia Schwarzkopf 168
28 Storm Chaser Kentucky Kingdom Rocky Mountain Construction 166
29 Helix Liseberg Mack Rides 165
30 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg Bolliger & Mabillard 144
31 Goliath La Ronde 128
32 (tie) Raging Bull Six Flags Great America 122
32 (tie) Taron Phantasialand Intamin 122
34 Thunderbird Holiday World Bolliger & Mabillard 113
35 Mako SeaWorld Orlando 110
36 Wild Eagle Dollywood 107
37 Steel Force Dorney Park Morgan 105
38 Lisebergbanan Liseberg Schwarzkopf 99
39 Cheetah Hunt Busch Gardens Tampa Intamin 97
40 (tie) Euro-Mir Europa-Park Mack Rides 94
40 (tie) Medusa Steel Coaster Six Flags Mexico Rocky Mountain Construction 94
42 (tie) Cannibal Lagoon Lagoon 92
42 (tie) Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa Bolliger & Mabillard 92
44 Lightning Run Kentucky Kingdom Chance Rides 90
45 Whizzer Six Flags Great America Schwarzkopf 85
46 Olympia Looping Wurstelprater 81
47 Raptor Cedar Point Bolliger & Mabillard 80
48 Bizarro Six Flags Great Adventure 74
49 (tie) Expedition Everest Disney's Animal Kingdom Vekoma 72
49 (tie) GateKeeper Cedar Point Bolliger & Mabillard 72
Top 50 Wood Roller Coasters
Rank 2016 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce Custom Coasters International 1216
2 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters 1144
3 El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure Intamin 1121
4 The Voyage Holiday World & Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1028
5 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer 692
6 The Beast Kings Island Kings Entertainment Company 670
7 Thunderhead Dollywood Great Coasters International 641
8 Outlaw Run Silver Dollar City Rocky Mountain Construction 611
9 Gold Striker California's Great America Great Coasters International 525
10 Lightning Racer Hersheypark 347
11 Lightning Rod Dollywood Rocky Mountain Construction 336
12 Balder Liseberg Intamin 292
13 Goliath Six Flags Great America Rocky Mountain Construction 267
14 Prowler Worlds of Fun Great Coasters International 256
15 The Raven Holiday World Custom Coasters International 245
16 The Legend Holiday World 241
17 Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Prior & Church/Looff 233
18 Colossos Heide Park Intamin 222
19 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure Custom Coasters International 213
20 Jack Rabbit Kennywood PTC/Miller 208
21 Thunderbolt Kennywood Vettel/Miller 206
22 The Cú Chulainn Coaster Tayto Park The Gravity Group 179
23 Wodan - Timburcoaster Europa-Park Great Coasters International 175
24 Troy Toverland 174
25 (tie) The Comet The Great Escape PTC/Herbert Schmeck 166
25 (tie) El Toro Freitzeitpark Plohn Great Coasters International 166
27 Cyclone Luna Park Keenan/Baker 165
28 Wildfire Kolmården Wildlife Park Rocky Mountain Construction 153
29 GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm Custom Coasters International 141
30 Wooden Roller Coaster Playland Phare 141
31 The Boss Six Flags St. Louis Custom Coasters International 140
32 Wild Mouse Blackpool Pleasure Beach Wright, Blackpool 132
33 American Thunder Six Flags St. Louis Great Coasters International 129
34 White Lightning Fun Spot America 128
35 Megafobia Oakwood Theme Park Custom Coasters International 122
36 Hades 360 Mt. Olympus Theme Park The Gravity Group 118
37 Rampage Alabama Splash Adventure Custom Coasters International 117
38 Blue Streak Conneaut Lake Park Vettel 116
39 Screamin' Eagle Six Flags St. Louis PTC/John C. Allen 116
40 Tremors Silverwood Custom Coasters International 115
41 Flying Turns Knoebels Amusement Resort Knoebels 110
42 Blue Streak Cedar Point PTC/Hoover 103
43 Racer Kennywood PTC/Miller 94
44 T Express Everland Intamin 84
45 Twister Gröna Lund The Gravity Group 84
46 Wooden Warrior Quassy Amusement Park 81
47 Twister Knoebels Amusement Resort Fetterman/Knoebels Amusement Resort 78
48 Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend Park Great Coasters International 77
49 Wood Coaster Knight Valley 76
50 Boardwalk Bullet Kemah Boardwalk Martin & Vleminckx/The Gravity Group 73

2015 winners[edit]

2015 Golden Ticket Awards[7]
Host Park: Coney Island

The Amusement Today Golden Ticket Awards were announced on September 12, 2015 at a ceremony held at Gargiulo's Italian Restaurant

Category 2015 Recipient Location/Park
Best New Ride (Amusement Park) Fury 325 Carowinds
Best New Ride (Water Park) Dive Bomber Six Flags White Water
Best Park Europa-Park Rust, Germany
Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Braunfels New Braunfels, Texas
Best Children's Park Idlewild and Soak Zone Ligonier, Pennsylvania
Best Marine Life Park SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida
Best Seaside Park Morey's Piers Wildwood, New Jersey
Best Kids’ Area Kings Island Mason, Ohio
Cleanest Park Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana
Friendliest Park Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Best Shows Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Best Outdoor Show Production IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Epcot
Best Landscaping Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia
Best Food Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania
Best Carousel Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania
Best Water Ride (Park) Valhalla Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Best Water Park Ride Wildebeest Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Best Dark Ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Universal's Islands of Adventure
Best Indoor Water Park Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Galveston, Texas
Best Indoor Roller Coaster Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride Universal Studios Florida
Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Noah's Ark Kennywood
Best Halloween Event Universal Studios Orlando Orlando, Florida
Best Christmas Event Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Top 10 Steel Roller Coasters
Rank 2015 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1205
2 Bizarro Six Flags New England 929
3 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park 714
4 Fury 325 Carowinds Bolliger & Mabillard 671
5 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure 650
6 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg 579
7 Intimidator Carowinds 499
8 Leviathan Canada's Wonderland 491
9 Nemesis Alton Towers 462
10 New Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas Rocky Mountain Construction 450
Top 10 Wood Roller Coasters
Rank 2015 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce Custom Coasters International 1625
2 El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure Intamin 1464
3 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters 1301
4 The Voyage Holiday World & Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1184
5 Thunderhead Dollywood Great Coasters International 904
6 The Beast Kings Island Kings Island 740
7 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer Park The Gravity Group 722
8 Outlaw Run Silver Dollar City Rocky Mountain Construction 637
9 Gold Striker California's Great America Great Coasters International 560
10 Lightning Racer Hersheypark 421

2014 winners[edit]

2014 Golden Ticket Awards[8]
Host Park: SeaWorld San Diego
The Amusement Today Golden Ticket Awards were announced at a ceremony on September 5, 2014, at the Mission Bay Theater
Category 2014 Recipient Location/Park
Best New Ride (Amusement Park) Flying Turns Knoebels Amusement Resort
Best New Ride (Water Park) Verrückt Schlitterbahn Kansas City
Best Park Europa-Park Rust, Germany
Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Braunfels New Braunfels, Texas
Best Children's Park Idlewild and Soak Zone Ligonier, Pennsylvania
Best Marine Life Park SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida
Best Seaside Park Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California
Best Kids’ Area Kings Island Mason, Ohio
Cleanest Park Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana
Friendliest Park Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Best Shows Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Best Outdoor Show Production IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Epcot
Best Landscaping Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia
Best Food Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Best Carousel Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania
Best Water Ride (Park) Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls Universal's Islands of Adventure
Best Water Park Ride Wildebeest Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Best Dark Ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Universal's Islands of Adventure
Best Indoor Water Park Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Galveston, Texas
Best Indoor Roller Coaster Revenge of the Mummy Universal Studios Florida
Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Noah's Ark Kennywood
Best Halloween Event Universal Studios Orlando Orlando, Florida
Best Christmas Event Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Top Steel Roller Coasters
Rank 2014 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1,139
2 Bizarro Six Flags New England 1,049
3 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park 764
4 Diamondback Kings Island Bolliger & Mabillard 579
5 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure 563
6 Leviathan Canada's Wonderland 500
7 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg 484
8 New Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas Rocky Mountain Construction 465
9 Goliath Six Flags Over Georgia Bolliger & Mabillard 422
10 Intimidator Carowinds 387
Top Wooden Roller Coasters
Rank Name Park Supplier Points
1 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce Custom Coasters International 1,480
2 El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure Intamin 1,291
3 The Voyage Holiday World & Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1,129
4 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters 1,036
5 Thunderhead Dollywood Great Coasters International 837
6 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer Park The Gravity Group 719
7 Gold Striker California's Great America Great Coasters International 619
8 The Beast Kings Island Kings Island 614
9 Outlaw Run Silver Dollar City Rocky Mountain Construction 605
10 Balder Liseberg Intamin 393

2013 winners[edit]

2013 Golden Ticket Awards[9]
Host Park: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
The Amusement Today Golden Ticket Awards were announced at a ceremony held September 7, 2013, at the Cocoanut Grove Ballroom
Category Rank 2013 Recipient Location/Park Vote
Best New Ride (Amusement Park) 1 Outlaw Run Silver Dollar City 45%
2 Iron Rattler Six Flags Fiesta Texas 19%
3 GateKeeper Cedar Point 15%
4 Gold Striker California's Great America 6%
5 Transformers: The Ride Universal Studios Orlando 5%
Best New Ride (Waterpark) 1 RiverRush Dollywood's Splash Country 53%
Best Park 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 23%
Best Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas 45%
Best Children's Park 1 Idlewild and Soak Zone Ligonier, Pennsylvania 39%
Best Marine Life Park 1 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida 58%
Best Seaside Park 1 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California 36%
Best Indoor Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Galveston, Texas 31%
Friendliest Park 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 35%
Cleanest Park 1 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 26%
Best Shows 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 41%
Best Food 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 24%
Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania
Best Water Ride (Park) 1 Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls Islands of Adventure 20%
Best Waterpark Ride 1 Wildebeest Holiday World & Splashin' Safari 24%
Best Kids' Area 1 Kings Island Mason, Ohio 32%
Best Dark Ride 1 Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Islands of Adventure 19%
Best Outdoor Show Production 1 IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Epcot 29%
Best Landscaping 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 33%
Best Halloween Event 1 Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida 30%
Best Christmas Event 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 47%
Best Carousel 1 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 48%
Best Indoor Coaster 1 Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride Universal Studios Orlando 23%
2 Space Mountain Disneyland 14%
3 Winja's Fear & Force Phantasialand 11%
4 Mindbender Galaxyland 10%
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith Disney's Hollywood Studios
Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Attraction 1 Noah's Ark Kennywood 34%
Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters
Rank 2013 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1204
2 Bizarro Six Flags New England Intamin 1011
3 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin 598
4 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure B&M 596
5 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 542
6 New Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas Rocky Mountain Construction 512
7 Goliath Six Flags Over Georgia B&M 494
8 Intimidator Carowinds B&M 478
9 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow Dynamics 416
10 Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion Intamin 412
11 Iron Rattler Six Flags Fiesta Texas Rocky Mountain Construction 393
12 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin 356
13 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan/Arrow 334
14 Diamondback Kings Island B&M 301
15 Leviathan Canada's Wonderland 298
16 X2 Six Flags Magic Mountain Arrow 290
17 Behemoth Canada's Wonderland B&M 276
18 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa 257
19 Mind Bender Six Flags Over Georgia Schwarzkopf 247
20 Nemesis Alton Towers B&M 210
21 Blue Fire Europa-Park Mack 192
22 Maverick Cedar Point Intamin 183
23 Goliath La Ronde B&M 156
24 Wild Eagle Dollywood 148
25 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg 147
26 Skyrush Hersheypark Intamin 136
27 Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa B&M 134
28 GateKeeper Cedar Point B&M 113
29 Shock Wave Six Flags Over Texas Schwarzkopf 103
30 Raptor Cedar Point B&M 102
31 Raging Bull Six Flags Great America B&M 100
32 SheiKra Busch Gardens Tampa B&M 98
33 Griffon Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 97
34 Black Mamba Phantasialand B&M 94
35 Afterburn Carowinds Bolliger & Mabillard 92
Kingda Ka Six Flags Great Adventure Intamin
37 Steel Force Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom Morgan 87
38 Superman – Ride of Steel Six Flags America Intamin 86
39 Volcano, The Blast Coaster Kings Dominion Intamin 85
40 Whizzer Six Flags Great America Schwarzkopf 80
41 Goliath Six Flags Magic Mountain Giovanola 78
42 Expedition Everest Disney's Animal Kingdom Vekoma/Walt Disney Imagineering 76
Powder Keg Silver Dollar City S&S Worldwide
Titan Six Flags Over Texas Giovanola
45 Olympia Looping owners: R. Barth and Sohn KG Schwarzkopf 73
X-Flight Six Flags Great America Bolliger & Mabillard
47 Dominator Kings Dominion Bolliger & Mabillard 63
48 Kraken SeaWorld Orlando B&M 60
Lisebergbanan Liseberg Stengel/Schwarzkopf
50 Tatsu Six Flags Magic Mountain B&M 58
Top 50 Wooden Roller Coasters
Rank 2013 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce CCI 1333
2 El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure Intamin 1302
3 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort PTC/Schmeck 1088
4 The Voyage Holiday World & Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1086
5 Thunderhead Dollywood GCII 923
6 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer Park The Gravity Group 712
7 Outlaw Run Silver Dollar City Rocky Mountain Construction 599
8 The Beast Kings Island Kings Island 555
9 Lightning Racer Hersheypark GCII 364
10 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure CCI 304
11 The Raven Holiday World & Splashin' Safari CCI 296
12 Prowler Worlds of Fun GCII 290
13 Balder Liseberg Intamin 278
14 Hades 360 Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park The Gravity Group 225
15 Thunderbolt Kennywood Vettel/Miller 222
16 The Comet Great Escape PTC/Schmeck 215
17 Colossos Heide Park Intamin 207
18 Jack Rabbit Kennywood PTC/Miller 192
19 Cyclone Coney Island/Luna Park Keenan/Baker 166
The Legend Holiday World & Splashin' Safari CCI
21 Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend Park GCII 160
22 Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Prior & Church/Looff 146
23 El Toro Freizeitpark Plohn GCII 138
24 Tremors Silverwood Theme Park CCI 132
25 American Thunder Six Flags St. Louis GCII 127
26 Gold Striker California's Great America GCII 118
27 Blue Streak Cedar Point PTC/Hoover 116
28 Troy Toverland GCI 115
29 GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm CCI 113
30 Wooden Roller Coaster Playland Phare 111
31 Wodan - Timburcoaster Europa-Park GCI 108
32 Cornball Express Indiana Beach CCI 100
33 Blue Streak Conneaut Lake Park Vettel 99
34 Boardwalk Bullet Kemah Boardwalk M&V/The Gravity Group 94
35 Racer Kennywood Miller 90
36 Wooden Warrior Quassy Amusement Park The Gravity Group 88
37 Zippin Pippin Bay Beach Amusement Park M&V/The Gravity Group 84
38 Thunderbird PowerPark GCII 83
39 Twister Knoebels Amusement Resort Fetterman/Knoebels 80
40 Megafobia Oakwood Theme Park CCI 76
41 Grand National Blackpool Pleasure Beach Paige 70
T Express Everland Intamin
43 Great American Scream Machine Six Flags Over Georgia PTC/John Allen 66
44 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Astérix CCI 64
Viper Six Flags Great America Six Flags
46 HellCat Timber Falls Adventure Park S&S 62
Twister Gröna Lund The Gravity Group
48 Cyclone Lakeside Amusement Park Vettel 60
49 Apocalypse Six Flags Magic Mountain GCII 59
50 Yankee Cannonball Canobie Lake Park PTC/Herbert Schmeck 55

2012 winners[edit]

2012 Golden Ticket Awards[10]
Host Park: Dollywood
The Amusement Today Golden Ticket Awards were announced at a ceremony held September 8, 2012, at the Celebrity theater
Category Rank 2012 Recipient Location Vote
Best New Ride (Amusement Park) 1 Wild Eagle Dollywood 30%
2 Radiator Springs Racers Disney California Adventure 15%
3 Leviathan Canada's Wonderland 14%
4 Verbolten Busch Gardens Williamsburg 7%
5 OzIris Parc Astérix 6%
Skyrush Hersheypark
Best New Ride (Waterpark) 1 Mammoth Holiday World & Splashin' Safari 54%
2 King Kaw Rapids River Schlitterbahn Kansas City 11%
3 King Cobra Six Flags Great Adventure 7%
4 The Lost City Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park 4%
Walhalla Wave Aquatica (San Antonio)
Best Park 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio
Best Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas
Best Children's Park 1 Idlewild and Soak Zone Ligonier, Pennsylvania
Best Marine Life Park 1 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida
Best Seaside Park 1 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California
Best Indoor Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Galveston, Texas
Friendliest Park 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Cleanest Park 1 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana
Best Shows 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Best Food 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Best Water Ride (Park) 1 Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls Islands of Adventure
Best Waterpark Ride 1 Wildebeest Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Best Kids' Area 1 Kings Island Mason, Ohio
Best Dark Ride 1 Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Islands of Adventure
Best Outdoor Show Production 1 IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Epcot
Best Landscaping 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia
Best Halloween Event 1 Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida
Best Christmas Event 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Best Carousel 1 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania
Best Indoor Coaster 1 Revenge of the Mummy Universal Orlando Resort 30%
2 Space Mountain Disneyland 16%
3 Black Diamond Knoebels Amusement Resort 10%
4 Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith Disney's Hollywood Studios 9%
5 Space Mountain Magic Kingdom 8.5%
Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Attraction 1 Noah's Ark Kennywood
Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters
Rank 2012 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1272
2 Bizarro Six Flags New England Intamin 946
3 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure B&M 650
4 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 597
5 New Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas Rocky Mountain Construction 564
6 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin 537
7 Intimidator Carowinds B&M 520
8 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow 480
9 Goliath Six Flags Over Georgia B&M 444
10 Diamondback Kings Island B&M 395
11 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan/Arrow 374
12 Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion Intamin 351
13 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin 332
14 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa Bay B&M 318
15 Wild Eagle Dollywood B&M 292
16 Nemesis Alton Towers B&M 238
17 Behemoth Canada's Wonderland B&M 224
18 Six Flags Magic Mountain Arrow 209
19 Raging Bull Six Flags Great America B&M 196
20 Mind Bender Six Flags Over Georgia Schwarzkopf 195
21 Maverick Cedar Point Intamin 189
22 Leviathan Canada's Wonderland B&M 173
23 Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa Bay B&M 141
24 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 133
25 Goliath La Ronde B&M 132
26 Griffon Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 124
Shock Wave Six Flags Over Texas Schwarzkopf
28 Tatsu Six Flags Magic Mountain B&M 116
29 Superman – Ride of Steel Six Flags America Intamin 115
30 SheiKra Busch Gardens Tampa Bay B&M 113
31 Raptor Cedar Point B&M 111
32 Blue Fire Europa-Park Mack 109
33 Lisebergbanan Liseberg Schwarzkopf 100
34 Manta SeaWorld Orlando B&M 99
35 Dragon Challenge Islands of Adventure B&M 98
36 Titan Six Flags Over Texas Giovanola 94
37 Piraten Djurs Sommerland Intamin 93
38 Kingda Ka Six Flags Great Adventure Intamin 91
39 Steel Force Dorney Park Morgan 87
40 Volcano, The Blast Coaster Kings Dominion Intamin 80
41 Goliath Six Flags Magic Mountain Giovanola 78
42 Skyrush Hersheypark Intamin 77
43 Ride of Steel Darien Lake Intamin 74
44 Storm Runner Hersheypark Intamin 66
45 Afterburn Carowinds B&M 59
46 Powder Keg Silver Dollar City S&S 58
47 The Incredible Hulk Coaster Islands of Adventure B&M 56
48 Goliath Walibi Holland Intamin 55
49 Black Mamba Phantasialand B&M 50
50 Euro-Mir Europa-Park Mack 49
Top 10 Wooden Roller Coasters
Rank 2012 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure Intamin 1279
2 The Voyage Holiday World & Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1190
3 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort PTC/Schmeck 1091
4 Thunderhead Dollywood GCI 1018
5 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce CCI 1009
6 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer Park The Gravity Group 762
7 The Beast Kings Island Kings Island 677
8 The Raven Holiday World & Splashin' Safari CCI 385
9 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure CCI 378
10 Balder Liseberg Intamin 364
11 Lightning Racer Hersheypark GCI 351
12 Hades Mt. Olympus Theme Park Gravity Group 344
13 Prowler Worlds of Fun GCI 284
14 Coney Island Cyclone Luna Park Keenan/Baker 259
15 Thunderbolt Kennywood 228
16 Jack Rabbit Kennywood PTC/Miller 197
17 Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Prior & Church/Looff 179
18 The Legend Holiday World & Splashin' Safari CCI 171
19 Colossos Heide Park Intamin 169
20 The Comet Great Escape PTC/Schmeck 161
21 Tremors Silverwood Theme Park CCI 149
22 Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend Park GCII 147
23 GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm CCI 142
24 Twister Gröna Lund The Gravity Group 120
25 Troy Toverland GCI 117
26 Viper Six Flags Great America Six Flags 116
27 Megafobia Oakwood Theme Park CCI 115
28 Apocalypse Six Flags Magic Mountain GCII 111
29 Playland Wooden Coaster Playland Phare 107
30 Grand National Blackpool Pleasure Beach Paige 106
31 American Thunder Six Flags St. Louis GCII 104
32 Wooden Warrior Quassy Amusement Park The Gravity Group 100
33 Twister Knoebels Amusement Resort Fetterman/Knoebels 99
34 El Toro Freizeitpark Plohn GCI 97
35 Thunderbird PowerPark GCI 93
36 HellCat Timber Falls Adventure Park S&S 90
37 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Astérix CCI 87
38 Blue Streak Conneaut Lake Park Vettel 85
39 Boardwalk Bullet Kemah Boardwalk M&V/The Gravity Group 80
Cornball Express Indiana Beach CCI
41 Rutschebanen Tivoli Gardens Thompson 79
42 The Boss Six Flags St. Louis CCI 73
Racer Kennywood Miller
44 Blue Streak Conneaut Lake Park Vettel 65
45 Mean Streak Cedar Point Dinn Corporation 57
46 T Express Everland Intamin 55
Timber Terror Silverwood Theme Park CCI
48 Great American Scream Machine Six Flags Over Georgia PTC/John Allen 52
49 Wild Mouse Blackpool Pleasure Beach Wright 50
50 Renegade Valleyfair GCI 49

2011 winners[edit]

2011 Golden Ticket Awards[11]
Host Park: Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Category Rank 2011 Recipient Location Vote
Best New Ride (Amusement Park) 1 New Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas 45%
2 Cheetah Hunt Busch Gardens Tampa Bay 12%
3 Wooden Warrior Quassy Amusement Park 11%
4 Twister Gröna Lund 5%
Zippin Pippin Bay Beach Amusement Park
Best New Ride (Waterpark) 1 The Falls Schlitterbahn 45%
2 Vanish Point Water Country USA 15%
3 Bombs Away Raging Waters 8%
Viper NRH2O
Best Park 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 23%
2 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 13%
3 Europa-Park Rust, Germany 12%
4 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 8%
5 Disneyland Anaheim, California 7%
6 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 6.5%
7 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 5.5%
8 Tokyo DisneySea Tokyo, Japan 5%
Kennywood West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
9 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 4.5%
Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England
Best Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas 66%
2 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 14%
3 Disney's Blizzard Beach Orlando, Florida 6%
4 Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Orlando, Florida 5%
5 Noah's Ark Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 4%
Best Children's Park 1 Idlewild and Soak Zone Ligonier, Pennsylvania 30%
2 Legoland California Carlsbad, California 25%
3 Fårup Sommerland Saltum, Denmark 11%
4 Legoland Windsor Windsor, England 10%
5 Dutch Wonderland Lancaster, Pennsylvania 6%
Best Marine Life Park 1 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida 55%
2 SeaWorld San Antonio San Antonio, Texas 14%
3 Discovery Cove Orlando, Florida 11%
4 SeaWorld San Diego San Diego 10%
5 Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Vallejo, California 6%
Best Seaside Park 1 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California 29%
2 Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England 28%
3 Morey's Piers Wildwood, New Jersey 16%
4 Gröna Lund Stockholm, Sweden 5%
5 Kemah Boardwalk Kemah, Texas 4%
Best Indoor Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn Galvestron Island Galveston, Texas 31%
2 Kalahari Resort Sandusky, Ohio 16%
3 Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 15%
4 World Waterpark Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 12%
5 Splash Landings Staffordshire, England 11%
Friendliest Park 1 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 32%
2 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 25%
3 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 13%
4 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 12%
5 Beech Bend Park Bowling Green, Kentucky 5%
Cleanest Park 1 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 35%
2 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 15%
3 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 10%
4 Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida 9%
5 Disneyland Anaheim, California 8%
Best Shows 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 30%
2 Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 28%
3 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 10%
4 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida 8%
5 Disney's Hollywood Studios Orlando, Florida 7%
Best Food 1 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 29%
2 Epcot Orlando, Florida 17%
3 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 15%
4 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 13%
5 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 7%
Best Water Ride (Park) 1 Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls Islands of Adventure 26%
2 Valhalla Pleasure Beach Blackpool 19%
3 Pilgrim's Plunge Holiday World & Splashin' Safari 10%
4 Splash Mountain Magic Kingdom 9%
5 Journey to Atlantis SeaWorld Orlando 7%
Best Waterpark Ride 1 Wildebeest Holiday World & Splashin' Safari 34%
2 Master Blaster Schlitterbahn 24%
3 Dragon's Revenge Schlitterbahn 13%
4 Congo River Expedition Schlitterbahn 8%
5 ZOOMbabwe Holiday World & Splashin' Safari 5%
Best Kids' Area 1 Kings Island Mason, Ohio 30%
2 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 16%
3 Nickelodeon Universe Bloomington, Minnesota 12%
4 Drayton Manor Theme Park Staffordshire, England 8%
5 Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 7%
Best Dark Ride 1 Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Islands of Adventure 26%
2 The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Islands of Adventure 23%
3 Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney's Hollywood Studios 15%
4 Haunted Mansion Knoebels Amusement Resort 10%
5 Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye Disneyland 6%
Best Outdoor Show Production 1 IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Epcot 34%
2 Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 17%
3 Disney California Adventure Anaheim, California 16%
4 Disneyland Anaheim, California 10%
Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida
Best Landscaping 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 33%
2 Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 13%
3 Gilroy Gardens Gilroy, California 12%
4 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 9%
5 Epcot Orlando, Florida 7%
Best Halloween Event 1 Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida 32%
2 Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California 26%
3 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 16%
4 Kennywood West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 10%
5 Europa-Park Rust, Germany 5%
Best Christmas Event 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 38%
2 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 14%
3 Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida 13.5%
4 Disneyland Anaheim, California 10%
5 Disney's Hollywood Studios Orlando, Florida 7%
Best Carousel 1 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 55%
2 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California 18%
3 Six Flags Over Georgia Austell, Georgia 7%
4 Kennywood West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 5%
5 Six Flags Great America Gurnee, Illinois 4%
Best Indoor Coaster 1 Revenge of the Mummy Universal Studios Orlando 31%
2 Space Mountain Disneyland 15%
3 Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Disney's Hollywood Studios 13%
4 Mindbender Galaxyland 12%
5 Space Mountain Magic Kingdom 9%
Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Attraction 1 Noah's Ark Kennywood 24%
2 Frankenstein's Castle Indiana Beach 23%
3 Noah's Ark Pleasure Beach Blackpool 15%
4 Ghost Ship Morey's Piers 13%
5 Lustiga Huset Gröna Lund 12%
Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters
Rank 2011 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1540
2 Bizarro Six Flags New England Intamin 1201
3 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure B&M 864
4 Goliath Six Flags Over Georgia B&M 794
5 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan/Arrow 756
6 New Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas Rocky Mountain 743
7 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 643
Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin
9 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin 627
10 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow 510
11 Diamondback Kings Island B&M 493
12 Nemesis Alton Towers B&M 470
13 Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion Intamin 381
14 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa Bay B&M 331
15 Behemoth Canada's Wonderland B&M 278
16 Six Flags Magic Mountain Arrow 276
17 Mind Bender Six Flags Over Georgia Schwarzkopf 217
18 Raptor Cedar Point B&M 212
19 Intimidator Carowinds B&M 207
20 Griffon Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 190
21 Maverick Cedar Point Intamin 187
22 SheiKra Busch Gardens Tampa Bay B&M 186
23 Goliath La Ronde B&M 182
24 Raging Bull Six Flags Great America B&M 180
25 Titan Six Flags Over Texas Giovanola 178
26 Steel Force Dorney Park D. H. Morgan Manufacturing 177
27 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 156
28 Dragon Challenge Islands of Adventure B&M 149
29 Ride of Steel Darien Lake Intamin 148
Volcano, The Blast Coaster Kings Dominion Intamin
31 Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa Bay B&M 144
32 Piraten Djurs Sommerland Intamin 130
33 Kingda Ka Six Flags Great Adventure Intamin 129
34 Blue Fire Europa-Park Mack 123
35 The Incredible Hulk Coaster Islands of Adventure B&M 116
36 Goliath Walibi Holland Intamin 108
37 Powder Keg Silver Dollar City S&S 102
38 Superman: Krypton Coaster Six Flags Fiesta Texas B&M 99
39 Tatsu Six Flags Magic Mountain B&M 98
40 Goliath Six Flags Magic Mountain Giovanola 97
Superman – Ride of Steel Six Flags America Intamin
42 Shock Wave Six Flags Over Texas Schwarzkopf 93
43 Space Mountain Disneyland Walt Disney Imagineering 87
44 Sky Rocket Kennywood Premier Rides 85
45 Manta SeaWorld Orlando B&M 84
Olympia Looping owners: R. Barth and Sohn Schwarzkopf
47 Expedition Everest Disney's Animal Kingdom Vekoma/Walt Disney Imagineering 80
48 The Big One Pleasure Beach Blackpool Arrow 79
49 Lisebergbanan Liseberg Stengel/Schwarzkopf 75
50 Mamba Worlds of Fun D. H. Morgan Manufacturing 73
Top 50 Wooden Roller Coasters
Rank 2011 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 The Voyage Holiday World & Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1631
2 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort PTC/Schmeck 1375
3 El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure Intamin 1359
4 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce CCI 1267
5 Thunderhead Dollywood GCI 1065
6 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer Park The Gravity Group 969
7 The Beast Kings Island Kings Island 591
8 Hades Mount Olympus Water & Theme Park The Gravity Group 494
9 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure CCI 484
10 Prowler Worlds of Fun GCI 452
11 Lightning Racer Hersheypark GCI 444
12 The Raven Holiday World & Splashin' Safari CCI 405
13 Balder Liseberg Intamin 377
14 Thunderbolt Kennywood Vettel/Miller 267
15 Cyclone Coney Island/Luna Park, Coney Island Keenan/Baker 264
16 Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend Park GCI 263
17 Boardwalk Bullet Kemah Boardwalk M&V/The Gravity Group 241
18 The Legend Holiday World & Splashin' Safari CCI 240
19 The Comet Great Escape PTC/Schmeck 215
20 Megafobia]] Oakwood Theme Park CCI 212
Twister Knoebels Amusement Resort Fetterman/Knoebels
22 American Thunder Six Flags St. Louis GCI 196
23 Jack Rabbit Kennywood PTC/Miller 195
24 Cornball Express Indiana Beach CCI 179
25 Grand National Pleasure Beach Blackpool Paige 173
26 Renegade Valleyfair GCI 161
27 GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm CCI 151
28 Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Prior & Church/Looff 147
29 Colossos Heide Park Intamin 139
30 HellCat Timber Falls Adventure Park S&S 138
31 Tremors Silverwood Theme Park CCI 134
32 Rampage Alabama Adventure CCI 127
33 Troy Toverland GCI 123
34 Playland Wooden Coaster Playland at the PNE Phare 118
35 El Toro Freizeitpark Plohn GCI 111
36 Apocalypse Six Flags Magic Mountain GCI 110
Twister Gröna Lund The Gravity Group
38 Thunderbird PowerPark GCI 102
39 T Express Everland Intamin 101
40 Wooden Warrior Quassy Amusement Park The Gravity Group 99
41 Viper Six Flags Great America Six Flags 95
42 The Boss Six Flags St. Louis CCI 93
43 Racer Kennywood Miller 86
44 Wild Mouse Pleasure Beach Blackpool Wright 74
Zippin Pippin Bay Beach Amusement Park M&V/The Gravity Group
46 Blue Streak Conneaut Lake Park Vettel 68
47 The Rattler Six Flags Fiesta Texas Pierce 65
48 Rutschebanen Tivoli Gardens Thompson 62
49 Blue Streak Cedar Point PTC/Hoover 60
50 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Astérix CCI 52

2010 winners[edit]

2010 Golden Ticket Awards[12]
Host Park: Busch Gardens Williamsburg il Teatro di San Marco (outdoor theater)
Category Rank 2010 Recipient Location Vote
Best New Ride (Amusement Park) 1 Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Islands of Adventure 24%
2 Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion 21%
3 Sky Rocket Kennywood 20%
4 Intimidator Carowinds 14%
5 Ghost Ship Morey's Piers 4%
Joris en de Draak Efteling
Best New Ride (Waterpark) 1 Wildebeest Holiday World & Splashin' Safari 69%
2 Scorpion's Tail Noah's Ark 12%
3 Triple Twist Great Wolf Lodge Kings Mills 6%
4 Omaka Rocka Aquatica 5.5%
Best Park 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 26%
2 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 11%
3 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 10%
4 Disneyland Anaheim, California 9%
5 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 7%
Europa-Park Rust, Germany
7 Kennywood West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 6%
Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England
9 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 4.5%
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana
Tokyo DisneySea Tokyo, Japan
Best Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas 57%
2 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 16%
3 Disney's Blizzard Beach Orlando, Florida 8%
4 Noah's Ark Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 6%
5 Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Orlando, Florida 5.5%
Best Children's Park 1 Idlewild and Soak Zone Ligonier, Pennsylvania 38%
2 Legoland California Carlsbad, California 30%
3 Fårup Sommerland Saltum, Denmark 8%
4 Dutch Wonderland Lancaster, Pennsylvania 6%
5 Little Amerricka Marshall, Wisconsin 4%
Best Marine Life Park 1 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida 60%
2 SeaWorld San Antonio San Antonio, Texas 13%
3 SeaWorld San Diego San Diego 10%
4 Discovery Cove Orlando, Florida 6%
5 Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Vallejo, California 5%
Best Seaside Park 1 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California 37%
2 Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England 28%
3 Morey's Piers Wildwood, New Jersey 22%
4 Gröna Lund Stockholm, Sweden 5%
5 Kemah Boardwalk Kemah, Texas 4%
Best Indoor Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Galveston, Texas 33%
2 Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 17%
3 Kalahari Resort Sandusky, Ohio 16%
4 World Waterpark Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 12%
5 Splash Landings Staffordshire, England 9%
Friendliest Park 1 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 34%
2 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 24%
3 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 20%
4 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 9%
5 Beech Bend Park Bowling Green, Kentucky 4%
Cleanest Park 1 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 37%
2 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 15%
3 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 11%
4 Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida 10%
5 Disneyland Anaheim, California 9%
Best Shows 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 35%
2 Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 18%
3 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 10%
4 Disney's Hollywood Studios Orlando, Florida 8%
5 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida 7.5%
Best Food 1 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 27%
2 Epcot Orlando, Florida 18%
Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri
4 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 12%
5 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 8%
Best Water Ride (Park) 1 Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls Islands of Adventure 24%
2 Valhalla Pleasure Beach Blackpool 17%
3 Splash Mountain Magic Kingdom 13%
4 Pilgrim's Plunge Holiday World & Splashin' Safari 11%
5 Journey to Atlantis SeaWorld Orlando 9%
Best Waterpark Ride 1 Wildebeest Holiday World & Splashin' Safari 33%
2 Master Blaster Schlitterbahn 21%
3 ZOOMbabwe Holiday World & Splashin' Safari 9%
4 Dragon's Revenge Schlitterbahn 8%
5 Congo River Expedition Schlitterbahn 7%
Best Kids' Area 1 Kings Island Mason, Ohio 33%
2 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 13%
3 Nickelodeon Universe Bloomington, Minnesota 12%
4 Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California 7%
5 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 5%
Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands
Best Dark Ride 1 The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Islands of Adventure 30%
2 Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney's Hollywood Studios 19%
3 Haunted Mansion Knoebels Amusement Resort 14%
4 Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Islands of Adventure 10%
5 The Curse of DarKastle Busch Gardens Williamsburg 5%
Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye Disneyland
Best Outdoor Show Production 1 IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Epcot 40%
2 Disney California Adventure Anaheim, California 17%
3 Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 15%
4 Disneyland Anaheim, California 11%
5 Disney's Hollywood Studios Orlando, Florida 7%
Best Landscaping 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 33%
2 Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 13%
3 Gilroy Gardens Gilroy, California 12%
4 Disney's Animal Kingdom Orlando, Florida 9%
5 Epcot Orlando, Florida 7%
Best Halloween Event 1 Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida 32%
2 Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California 25%
3 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 19%
4 Kennywood West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 11%
5 Kings Island Kings Mills, Ohio 5%
Best Christmas Event 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 36%
2 Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida 17%
3 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 16%
4 Disneyland Anaheim, California 12%
5 Hersheypark Hershey, Pennsylvania 6%
Best Carousel 1 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 50%
2 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California 16%
3 Six Flags Over Georgia Austell, Georgia 11%
4 Six Flags Great America Gurnee, Illinois 9%
5 Hersheypark Hershey, Pennsylvania 4%
Best Indoor Coaster 1 Revenge of the Mummy Universal Studios Orlando 30%
2 Space Mountain Disneyland 16%
3 Space Mountain Magic Kingdom 12%
Mindbender Galaxyland
5 Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Disney's Hollywood Studios 11%
Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Attraction 1 Noah's Ark Kennywood 34%
2 Frankenstein's Castle Indiana Beach 32%
3 Ghost Ship Morey's Piers 10%
4 Hotel Gasten Liseberg 7%
5 Lustiga Huset Gröna Lund 6%
Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters
Rank 2010 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1175
2 Bizarro Six Flags New England Intamin 1013
3 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure B&M 773
4 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 573
5 Goliath Six Flags Over Georgia B&M 560
6 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin 514
7 Diamondback Kings Island B&M 484
8 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow 427
9 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan/Arrow 392
10 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin 312
11 Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion Intamin 295
12 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa Bay B&M 288
13 Behemoth Canada's Wonderland B&M 236
14 Mind Bender Six Flags Over Georgia Schwarzkopf 228
15 Six Flags Magic Mountain Arrow 213
16 Raging Bull Six Flags Great America B&M 199
17 Sky Rocket Kennywood Premier Rides 198
18 Nemesis Alton Towers B&M 181
19 Griffon Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 172
SheiKra Busch Gardens Tampa Bay B&M
21 Intimidator Carowinds B&M 152
Maverick Cedar Point Intamin
23 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 145
24 Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa Bay B&M 129
Raptor Cedar Point B&M
26 Ride of Steel Darien Lake Intamin 127
27 Kingda Ka Six Flags Great Adventure Intamin 124
Steel Force Dorney Park Morgan
29 Goliath Six Flags Magic Mountain Giovanola 122
30 Goliath La Ronde B&M 120
31 Dragon Challenge Islands of Adventure B&M 118
32 Superman – Ride of Steel Six Flags America Intamin 107
33 Manta SeaWorld Orlando B&M 103
34 Powder Keg Silver Dollar City S&S 102
35 Volcano, The Blast Coaster Kings Dominion Intamin 88
36 Expedition Everest Disney's Animal Kingdom Vekoma/Walt Disney Imagineering 86
37 Shock Wave Six Flags Over Texas Schwarzkopf 85
38 Mamba Worlds of Fun Morgan 79
39 Storm Runner Hersheypark Intamin 74
40 Tatsu Six Flags Magic Mountain B&M 73
41 Goliath Walibi Holland Intamin 71
42 Titan Six Flags Over Texas Giovanola 62
43 The Incredible Hulk Coaster Islands of Adventure B&M 57
44 Big One Pleasure Beach Blackpool Arrow 49
45 Euro-Mir Europa-Park Mack 47
46 Space Mountain Disneyland Walt Disney Imagineering 46
47 Steel Eel SeaWorld San Antonio Morgan 43
48 Mindbender Galaxyland Schwarzkopf 42
Revenge of the Mummy Universal Studios Florida Premier Rides
50 Katun Mirabilandia B&M 41
Top 50 Wooden Roller Coasters
Rank 2010 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 The Voyage Holiday World & Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1154
2 El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure Intamin 991
3 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort PTC/Schmeck 952
4 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce CCI 874
5 Thunderhead Dollywood GCI 864
6 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer Park The Gravity Group 781
7 The Beast Kings Island Kings Island 552
8 Hades Mount Olympus Water & Theme Park The Gravity Group 510
9 The Raven Holiday World & Splashin' Safari CCI 439
10 Lightning Racer Hersheypark GCI 403
11 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure CCI 393
12 Prowler Worlds of Fun GCI 386
13 Cyclone Coney Island/Luna Park, Coney Island Keenan/Baker 242
14 Thunderbolt Kennywood Vettel/Miller 214
15 The Legend Holiday World & Splashin' Safari CCI 211
16 Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend Park GCI 159
17 The Comet Great Escape PTC/Schmeck 158
18 Colossos Heide Park Intamin 157
19 HellCat Timber Falls Adventure Park S&S 147
20 Jack Rabbit Kennywood PTC/Miller 146
21 Balder Liseberg Intamin 144
22 Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Prior & Church/Looff 142
23 American Thunder Six Flags St. Louis GCI 141
24 GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm CCI 133
25 Tremors Silverwood Theme Park CCI 128
26 Playland Wooden Coaster Playland at the PNE Phare 124
27 Apocalypse Six Flags Magic Mountain GCI 122
28 Grand National Pleasure Beach Blackpool Paige 116
29 Cornball Express Indiana Beach CCI 113
30 Megafobia Oakwood Theme Park CCI 87
31 The Boss Six Flags St. Louis CCI 86
32 Twister Knoebels Amusement Resort Fetterman/Knoebels 79
33 Rampage Alabama Adventure CCI 78
34 Viper Six Flags Great America Six Flags 74
35 Racer Kennywood Miller 70
36 T Express Everland Intamin 67
37 Thunderbird PowerPark GCI 57
38 Boardwalk Bullet Kemah Boardwalk M&V/The Gravity Group 51
39 Hurricane Boomers Coaster Works 48
40 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Astérix CCI 46
41 Troy Toverland GCI 43
42 Aska Nara Dreamland Intamin 39
Renegade Valleyfair GCI
44 Timber Terror Silverwood Theme Park CCI 38
45 Grizzly Kings Dominion KECO/Summers 36
46 Gwazi Busch Gardens Tampa Bay GCI 35
47 Blue Streak Cedar Point PTC/Hoover 34
48 Georgia Cyclone Six Flags Over Georgia Dinn/Summers 33
49 Giant Dipper Belmont Park Prior & Church 31
50 Cyclone Lakeside Amusement Park Vettel 29

2009 winners[edit]

2009 Golden Ticket Awards[13]
Host Park: Legoland California
Category Rank 2009 Recipient Location Vote
Best New Ride (Amusement Park) 1 Prowler Worlds of Fun 35%
2 Diamondback Kings Island 30%
3 Manta SeaWorld Orlando 12%
4 Terminator Salvation: The Ride Six Flags Magic Mountain 7%
5 Monster Mansion Six Flags Over Georgia 4%
Pilgrims Plunge Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Best New Ride (Waterpark) 1 Congo River Expedition Schlitterbahn 67%
2 Wahoo Racer Six Flags St. Louis 11%
3 UpSurge! Alabama Adventure 10%
4 Maximum Velocity Wet'n'Wild Phoenix 5%
5 Dr. Von Dark's Tunnel of Terror Splish Splash 4%
Best Park 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 27%
2 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 13%
3 Disneyland Anaheim, California 8%
4 Europa-Park Rust, Germany 7%
Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida
6 Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England 6.5%
7 Tokyo DisneySea Tokyo, Japan 6%
8 Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida 5.5%
9 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 5%
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana
Best Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas 60%
2 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 14%
3 Disney's Blizzard Beach Orlando, Florida 9%
4 Noah's Ark Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 5%
5 Aquatica Orlando, Florida 4.5%
Best Children's Park 1 Legoland California Carlsbad, California 37%
2 Idlewild and Soak Zone Ligonier, Pennsylvania 26%
3 Dutch Wonderland Lancaster, Pennsylvania 11%
4 Fårup Sommerland Saltum, Denmark 7%
5 Kiddieland Amusement Park Melrose Park, Illinois 6%
Best Marine Life Park 1 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida 61%
2 SeaWorld San Antonio San Antonio, Texas 11%
3 Discovery Cove Orlando, Florida 9%
SeaWorld San Diego San Diego
5 Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Vallejo, California 5%
Best Seaside Park 1 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California 41%
2 Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England 28%
3 Morey's Piers Wildwood, New Jersey 21%
4 Kemah Boardwalk Kemah, Texas 4%
Best Indoor Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn Galvestron Island Galveston, Texas 28%
2 Kalahari Resort Sandusky, Ohio 17%
3 Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 14%
4 World Waterpark Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 13%
5 Splash Landings Staffordshire, England 7%
Friendliest Park 1 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 30%
2 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 28%
3 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 13%
4 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 6%
5 Beech Bend Park Bowling Green, Kentucky 4%
Cleanest Park 1 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 36%
2 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 14%
3 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 13%
4 Disneyland Anaheim, California 11%
5 Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida 7%
Best Shows 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 25%
2 Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 23%
3 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 15%
4 Disney's Hollywood Studios Orlando, Florida 10%
SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida
Best Food 1 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 30%
2 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 25%
3 Epcot Orlando, Florida 13%
4 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 11%
5 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 7%
Best Water Ride (Park) 1 Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls Islands of Adventure 27%
2 Valhalla Pleasure Beach Blackpool 16%
3 Splash Mountain Magic Kingdom 12%
4 Mountain Sidewinder Dollywood 8%
5 Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges Islands of Adventure 7%
Best Waterpark Ride 1 Master Blaster Schlitterbahn 35%
2 ZOOMbabwe Holiday World & Splashin' Safari 15%
3 Deluge Kentucky Kingdom 9%
Dragon's Revenge Schlitterbahn
5 Summit Plummet Disney's Blizzard Beach 8%
Best Kids' Area 1 Kings Island Mason, Ohio 41%
2 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 17%
3 Nickelodeon Universe Bloomington, Minnesota 10%
4 Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 6%
Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California
Best Dark Ride 1 The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Islands of Adventure 32%
2 Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney's Hollywood Studios 16%
3 Haunted Mansion Knoebels Amusement Resort 12%
4 Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye Disneyland 8%
5 Journey to the Center of the Earth Tokyo DisneySea 5%
Best Outdoor Show Production 1 IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Epcot 41%
2 Disneyland Anaheim, California 19%
3 Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 16%
4 Disney's Hollywood Studios Orlando, Florida 11%
Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida
Best Landscaping 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 35%
2 Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 16%
3 Gilroy Gardens Gilroy, California 14%
4 Epcot Orlando, Florida 6%
5 Disney's Animal Kingdom Orlando, Florida 5%
Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri
Best Halloween Event 1 Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida 34%
2 Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California 25%
3 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 17%
4 Kennywood West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 12%
Best Christmas Event 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 35%
2 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 19%
3 Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida 13%
4 Disneyland Anaheim, California 12%
5 Hersheypark Hershey, Pennsylvania 6%
Best Carousel 1 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 46%
2 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California 19%
3 Six Flags Over Georgia Austell, Georgia 10%
4 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 8%
5 Six Flags Great America Gurnee, Illinois 6%
Best Indoor Coaster 1 Revenge of the Mummy Universal Studios Orlando 28%
2 Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Disney's Hollywood Studios 14%
3 Space Mountain Disneyland 13%
4 Mindbender Galaxyland 12.5%
5 Space Mountain Magic Kingdom 12%
Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Attraction 1 Frankenstein's Castle Indiana Beach 38%
2 Noah's Ark Kennywood 36%
3 Hotel Gasten Liseberg 10%
4 Lustiga Huset Gröna Lund 8%
5 Spok Huset Gröna Lund 6%
Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters
Rank 2009 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 Bizarro Six Flags New England Intamin 1245
2 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1192
3 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure B&M 785
4 Goliath Six Flags Over Georgia B&M 662
5 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 584
6 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin 541
7 Diamondback Kings Island B&M 432
8 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan/Arrow 431
9 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow 423
10 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin 348
11 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa Bay B&M 282
12 Behemoth Canada's Wonderland B&M 280
13 Six Flags Magic Mountain Arrow 263
14 Raging Bull Six Flags Great America B&M 251
15 Maverick Cedar Point Intamin 230
16 Mind Bender Six Flags Over Georgia Schwarzkopf 227
17 Dragon Challenge Islands of Adventure B&M 219
18 SheiKra Busch Gardens Tampa Bay B&M 182
19 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 181
20 Nemesis Alton Towers B&M 180
21 Powder Keg Silver Dollar City S&S 171
22 Raptor Cedar Point B&M 169
23 Steel Force Dorney Park Morgan 161
24 Big Bad Wolf Busch Gardens Williamsburg Arrow 160
25 Goliath La Ronde B&M 148
26 Griffon Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 144
27 Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa Bay B&M 139
28 Ride of Steel Darien Lake Intamin 119
29 The Incredible Hulk Coaster Islands of Adventure B&M 118
30 Mamba Worlds of Fun Morgan 115
31 Kingda Ka Six Flags Great Adventure Intamin 111
32 Tatsu Six Flags Magic Mountain B&M 109
33 Goliath Six Flags Magic Mountain Giovanola 107
34 Shock Wave Six Flags Over Texas Schwarzkopf 105
35 Superman – Ride of Steel Six Flags America Intamin 103
36 Expedition Everest Disney's Animal Kingdom Vekoma/Walt Disney Imagineering 99
37 Titan Six Flags Over Texas Giovanola 97
38 Manta SeaWorld Orlando B&M 85
Storm Runner Hersheypark Intamin
40 Goliath Walibi Holland Intamin 81
41 Volcano, The Blast Coaster Kings Dominion Intamin 80
42 Xcelerator Knott's Berry Farm Intamin 75
43 Euro-Mir Europa-Park Mack 58
44 Superman: Krypton Coaster Six Flags Fiesta Texas B&M 53
45 Big One Pleasure Beach Blackpool Arrow 52
46 Steel Eel SeaWorld San Antonio Morgan 51
47 Whizzer Six Flags Great America Schwarzkopf 50
48 Mindbender Galaxyland Schwarzkopf 47
49 Space Mountain Disneyland Walt Disney Imagineering 45
50 Katun Mirabilandia B&M 44
Top 50 Wooden Roller Coasters
Rank 2009 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 The Voyage Holiday World & Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1250
2 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce CCI 1049
3 El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure Intamin 948
4 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort PTC/Schmeck 929
5 Thunderhead Dollywood GCI 899
6 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer Park The Gravity Group 617
7 The Beast Kings Island Kings Island 604
8 Prowler Worlds of Fun GCI 502
9 Hades Mount Olympus Water & Theme Park The Gravity Group 487
10 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure CCI 475
11 The Raven Holiday World & Splashin' Safari CCI 418
12 Lightning Racer Hersheypark GCI 415
13 American Thunder Six Flags St. Louis GCI 239
14 Cyclone Coney Island/Luna Park, Coney Island Keenan/Baker 227
15 The Legend Holiday World & Splashin' Safari CCI 223
16 HellCat Timber Falls Adventure Park S&S 194
17 Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend Park GCI 191
18 Colossos Heide Park Intamin 187
19 GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm CCI 176
20 Tremors Silverwood Theme Park CCI 173
21 Balder Liseberg Intamin 167
22 Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Prior & Church/Looff 153
23 Thunderbolt Kennywood Vettel/Miller 141
24 Cornball Express Indiana Beach CCI 133
25 Megafobia Oakwood Theme Park CCI 124
26 Playland Wooden Coaster Playland at the PNE Phare 121
27 Grand National Pleasure Beach Blackpool Paige 113
28 Rampage Alabama Adventure CCI 112
29 The Comet Great Escape PTC/Schmeck 108
30 Viper Six Flags Great America Six Flags 104
31 Twister Knoebels Amusement Resort Fetterman/Knoebels 102
32 Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas Dinn/Summers 101
33 The Boss Six Flags St. Louis CCI 100
34 Thunderbird PowerPark GCI 91
35 Troy Toverland GCI 76
36 Ozark Wildcat Celebration City GCI 72
37 Boardwalk Bullet Kemah Boardwalk M&V/The Gravity Group 64
38 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Astérix CCI 63
39 Jack Rabbit Kennywood PTC/Miller 59
40 Screamin' Eagle Six Flags St. Louis PTC/Allen 58
41 Hurricane Boomers Coaster Works 57
42 Timber Terror Silverwood Theme Park CCI 52
43 Terminator Salvation: The Ride Six Flags Magic Mountain GCI 49
44 Georgia Cyclone Six Flags Over Georgia Dinn/Summers 48
45 Renegade Valleyfair GCI 46
46 T Express Everland Intamin 44
47 Aska Nara Dreamland Intamin 42
Blue Streak Cedar Point PTC/Hoover
49 Giant Dipper Belmont Park Prior & Church 39
50 Excalibur Funtown Splashtown USA CCI 38

2008 winners[edit]

2008 Golden Ticket Awards[14]
Host Park: Give Kids The World Village
Category Rank 2008 Recipient Location Vote
Best New Ride (Amusement Park) 1 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer Park 53%
2 Boardwalk Bullet Kemah Boardwalk 11%
3 Behemoth Canada's Wonderland 10%
4 Led Zeppelin The Ride Freestyle Music Park 6%
5 Evel Knievel Six Flags St. Louis 5.5%
Best New Ride (Waterpark) 1 Dragon's Revenge Schlitterbahn 52%
2 Dolphin Plunge Aquatica 23%
3 Black Hole: The Next Generation Wet 'n Wild Orlando 11%
4 Rock & Roll Island Water Country USA 8%
5 Taumata Racer Aquatica 5%
Best Park 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 26%
2 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 16%
3 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 7%
4 Disneyland Anaheim, California 6.5%
5 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 6%
Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England
7 Europa-Park Rust, Germany 5.5%
Kennywood West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
9 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 5%
10 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 4.8%
Best Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas 53%
2 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 15%
3 Disney's Blizzard Beach Orlando, Florida 9%
4 Noah's Ark Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 8%
5 Typhoon Lagoon Orlando, Florida 6%
Best Children's Park 1 Legoland California Carlsbad, California 41%
2 Idlewild and Soak Zone Ligonier, Pennsylvania 27%
3 Fårup Sommerland Saltum, Denmark 10%
4 Dutch Wonderland Lancaster, Pennsylvania 6%
5 Memphis Kiddie Park Brooklyn, Ohio 5%
Sesame Place Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Best Marine Life Park 1 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida 56%
2 SeaWorld San Antonio San Antonio 14%
3 SeaWorld San Diego San Diego 10%
4 Discovery Cove Orlando, Florida 8%
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Vallejo, California
Best Seaside Park 1 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California 46%
2 Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England 30%
3 Morey's Piers Wildwood, New Jersey 15%
4 Kemah Boardwalk Kemah, Texas 4%
Best Indoor Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn Galvestron Island Galveston, Texas 25%
2 World Waterpark Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 18%
3 Kalahari Resort Sandusky, Ohio 15%
4 Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 12%
5 Castaway Bay Sandusky, Ohio 11%
Friendliest Park 1 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 32%
2 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 27%
3 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 13%
4 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 6%
5 Beech Bend Park Bowling Green, Kentucky 4%
Cleanest Park 1 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 35%
2 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 16%
3 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 11%
Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida
5 Disneyland Anaheim, California 9%
Best Shows 1 Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 27%
2 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 24%
3 Disney's Hollywood Studios Orlando, Florida 12%
4 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 10%
5 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 8%
Best Food 1 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 28%
2 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 19%
3 Epcot Orlando, Florida 18%
4 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 13%
5 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 8%
Best Water Ride (Park) 1 Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls Islands of Adventure 34%
2 Valhalla Pleasure Beach Blackpool 22%
3 Splash Mountain Magic Kingdom 13%
4 Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges Islands of Adventure 9%
5 Journey to Atlantis SeaWorld Orlando 8%
Best Waterpark Ride 1 Master Blaster Schlitterbahn 25%
2 ZOOMbabwe Holiday World & Splashin' Safari 20%
3 Deluge Kentucky Kingdom 14%
4 Dragon's Revenge Schlitterbahn 12%
5 Black Anaconda Noah's Ark 7%
Best Kids' Area 1 Kings Island Mason, Ohio 38%
2 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 21%
3 Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California 8%
4 Kings Dominion Doswell, Virginia 7.5%
Nickelodeon Universe Bloomington, Minnesota
Best Landscaping 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 38%
2 Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 25%
3 Gilroy Gardens Gilroy, California 18%
4 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 7%
5 Epcot Orlando, Florida 5%
Best Outdoor Show Production 1 IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Epcot 38%
2 Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 22%
3 Disneyland Anaheim, California 13%
4 Freestyle Music Park Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 10%
5 Disney's Hollywood Studios Orlando, Florida 8%
Best Dark Ride 1 The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Islands of Adventure 36%
2 Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney's Hollywood Studios 17%
3 Haunted Mansion Knoebels Amusement Resort 13%
4 Nights in White Satin: The Trip Freestyle Music Park 12%
5 Pirates of the Caribbean Disneyland 7%
Best Halloween Event 1 Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida 29%
2 Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California 22%
3 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 16%
4 Kennywood West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 12%
5 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 6%
Best Christmas Event 1 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 38%
2 Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida 17%
3 Disneyland Anaheim, California 14%
4 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 10%
5 Hersheypark Hershey, Pennsylvania 7%
Best Carousel 1 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 48%
2 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California 21%
3 Six Flags Over Georgia Austell, Georgia 9%
4 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 7%
5 Six Flags Great America Gurnee, Illinois 6%
Best Indoor Coaster 1 Revenge of the Mummy Universal Studios Orlando 28%
2 Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Disney's Hollywood Studios 15%
3 Space Mountain Disneyland 14%
4 Mindbender Galaxyland 11%
5 Exterminator Kennywood 10%
Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Attraction 1 Frankenstein's Castle Indiana Beach 36%
2 Noah's Ark Kennywood 33%
3 Hotel Gasten Liseberg 10%
Lustiga Huset Gröna Lund
Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters
Rank 2008 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 Superman – Ride of Steel Six Flags New England Intamin 1363
2 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1107
3 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure B&M 838
4 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 718
5 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin 651
6 Goliath Six Flags Over Georgia B&M 646
7 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow 518
8 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan/Arrow 428
9 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin 366
10 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa Bay B&M 343
11 Raging Bull Six Flags Great America B&M 278
12 Maverick Cedar Point Intamin 254
13 Nemesis Alton Towers B&M 246
14 Dragon Challenge Islands of Adventure B&M 239
15 Mind Bender Six Flags Over Georgia Schwarzkopf 232
16 Six Flags Magic Mountain Arrow 227
17 Ride of Steel Darien Lake Intamin 205
18 Steel Force Dorney Park Morgan 186
19 SheiKra Busch Gardens Tampa Bay B&M 174
20 Griffon Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 170
21 Superman – Ride of Steel Six Flags America Intamin 169
22 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 161
Raptor Cedar Point B&M
24 Titan Six Flags Over Texas Giovanola 149
25 Kingda Ka Six Flags Great Adventure Intamin 143
26 The Incredible Hulk Coaster Islands of Adventure B&M 141
27 Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa Bay B&M 139
28 Goliath La Ronde B&M 133
29 Behemoth Canada's Wonderland B&M 123
30 Goliath Six Flags Magic Mountain Giovanola 110
31 Shock Wave Six Flags Over Texas Schwarzkopf 102
32 Goliath Walibi Holland Intamin 100
33 Volcano, The Blast Coaster Kings Dominion Intamin 96
34 Big Bad Wolf Busch Gardens Williamsburg Arrow 87
35 Expedition Everest Disney's Animal Kingdom Vekoma/Walt Disney Imagineering 85
36 Tatsu Six Flags Magic Mountain B&M 82
37 Xcelerator Knott's Berry Farm Intamin 73
38 Storm Runner Hersheypark Intamin 66
39 Afterburn Carowinds B&M 64
40 Euro-Mir Europa-Park Mack 63
Mamba Worlds of Fun Morgan
42 Kraken SeaWorld Orlando B&M 59
43 Dominator Kings Dominion B&M 57
Mindbender Galaxyland Schwarzkopf
45 Whizzer Six Flags Great America Schwarzkopf 55
46 Fahrenheit Hersheypark Intamin 52
47 Big One Pleasure Beach Blackpool Arrow 51
Mystery Mine Dollywood Gerstlauer
49 Powder Keg Silver Dollar City S&S 50
50 Superman: Krypton Coaster Six Flags Fiesta Texas B&M 46
Top 50 Wooden Roller Coasters
Rank 2008 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 The Voyage Holiday World & Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1225
2 Thunderhead Dollywood GCI 1047
3 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort PTC/Schmeck 1029
4 El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure Intamin 993
5 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce CCI 861
6 Hades Mount Olympus Water & Theme Park The Gravity Group 677
7 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure CCI 523
8 The Beast Kings Island Kings Island 471
9 Lightning Racer Hersheypark GCI 447
10 The Raven Holiday World & Splashin' Safari CCI 428
11 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer Park The Gravity Group 427
12 Avalanche Timber Falls Adventure Park S&S 287
13 Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend Park GCI 272
14 The Legend Holiday World & Splashin' Safari CCI 249
15 Balder Liseberg Intamin 237
16 Cyclone Astroland Keenan/Baker 227
17 Tremors Silverwood Theme Park CCI 218
18 Colossos Heide Park Intamin 187
19 Thunderbolt Kennywood Vettel/Miller 186
20 Ozark Wildcat Celebration City GCI 182
Rampage Alabama Adventure CCI
22 Megafobia Oakwood Theme Park CCI 177
23 Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Prior & Church/Looff 170
24 GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm CCI 163
25 Cornball Express Indiana Beach CCI 156
26 Troy Toverland GCI 148
27 Grand National Pleasure Beach Blackpool Paige 139
28 Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas Dinn/Summers 134
29 The Comet Great Escape PTC/Schmeck 131
30 Viper Six Flags Great America Six Flags 128
31 Playland Wooden Coaster Playland at the PNE Phare 118
32 Twister Knoebels Amusement Resort Fetterman/Knoebels 96
33 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Astérix CCI 93
34 Jack Rabbit Kennywood PTC/Miller 88
35 Renegade Valleyfair GCI 81
Thunderbird PowerPark GCI
37 Hurricane Boomers Coaster Works 78
38 Aska Nara Dreamland Intamin 73
39 Boardwalk Bullet Kemah Boardwalk M&V/The Gravity Group 66
40 Georgia Cyclone Six Flags Over Georgia Dinn/Summers 63
41 Blue Streak Cedar Point PTC/Hoover 58
42 Grizzly Kings Dominion KECO 55
43 Timber Terror Silverwood Theme Park CCI 51
44 American Thunder Six Flags St. Louis GCI 50
45 Wildcat Hersheypark GCI 44
46 The Boss Six Flags St. Louis CCI 43
47 Racer Kennywood PTC/Miller 42
48 Screamin' Eagle Six Flags St. Louis PTC/Allen 40
49 Great American Scream Machine Six Flags Over Georgia PTC/Allen 35
New Mexico Rattler Cliff's Amusement Park CCI/Cliff's

2007 winners[edit]

2007 Golden Ticket Awards[15]
Host Park: Dollywood
Category Rank 2007 Recipient Location Vote
Best New Ride (Amusement Park) 1 Maverick Cedar Point 42%
2 Mystery Mine Dollywood 23%
3 Griffon Busch Gardens Williamsburg 17%
4 Renegade Valleyfair 5%
5 Troy Toverland 3%
Best New Ride (Waterpark) 1 Bakuli Splashin' Safari 40%
2 Deluge Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom 30%
3 Brainwash Wet 'n Wild Orlando 11%
4 East Coaster Waterworks Hersheypark 6%
5 Poseidon's Rage Mt. Olympus 3%
Best Park 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 33%
2 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 10%
3 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 9%
4 Holiday World Santa Claus, Indiana 7%
5 Disneyland Anaheim, California 6%
Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England
7 Kennywood West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 5%
8 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 4.5%
9 Europa-Park Rust, Germany 4%
10 Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida 3%
Tokyo DisneySea Tokyo, Japan
Best Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas 45%
2 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 23%
3 Disney's Blizzard Beach Orlando, Florida 9%
4 Noah's Ark Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 4%
Typhoon Lagoon Orlando, Florida
Best Children's Park 1 Legoland California Carlsbad, California 51%
2 Idlewild and Soak Zone Ligonier, Pennsylvania 15%
3 Fårup Sommerland Saltum, Denmark 7%
Sesame Place Langhorne, Pennsylvania
4 Memphis Kiddie Park Brooklyn, Ohio 5%
Best Marine Life Park 1 SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida 57%
2 SeaWorld San Antonio San Antonio 26%
3 SeaWorld San Diego San Diego 8%
4 Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Vallejo, California 6%
5 Marineland Ontario, Canada 3%
Best Seaside Park 1 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California 49%
2 Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England 21%
3 Morey's Piers Wildwood, New Jersey 12%
4 Belmont Park San Diego, California 4%
5 Kemah Boardwalk Kemah, Texas 3%
Best Indoor Waterpark 1 World Waterpark Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 18%
2 Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Galveston, Texas 12%
3 Castaway Bay Sandusky, Ohio 10%
Kalahari Resort Sandusky, Ohio
5 Great Wolf Lodge Sandusky, Ohio 6%
Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Splash Landings/Alton Towers Staffordshire, England
Friendliest Park 1 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 48%
2 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 20%
3 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 5%
4 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 4%
5 Disneyland Anaheim, California 3%
Beech Bend Park Bowling Green, Kentucky
Cleanest Park 1 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 49%
2 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 14%
3 Disneyland Anaheim, California 6%
Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida
5 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 4%
Best Shows 1 Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 29%
2 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 27%
3 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 8%
Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri
5 Disney's Hollywood Studios Orlando, Florida 6%
Best Food 1 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 25%
2 Epcot Orlando, Florida 15%
3 Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 14%
4 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 11%
5 Silver Dollar City Branson, Missouri 9%
Best Water Ride (Park) 1 Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls Islands of Adventure 26%
2 Valhalla Pleasure Beach Blackpool 17%
3 Splash Mountain Magic Kingdom 8%
4 Popeye and Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges Islands of Adventure 6%
5 Journey to Atlantis SeaWorld Orlando 5%
Best Waterpark Ride 1 Master Blaster Schlitterbahn 32%
2 Deluge Kentucky Kingdom 10%
3 ZOOMbabwe Holiday World & Splashin' Safari 8%
4 Bakuli Holiday World & Splashin' Safari 7%
Summit Plummet Blizzard Beach
Best Kids' Area 1 Kings Island Mason, Ohio 54%
2 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 10%
3 Carowinds Charlotte, North Carolina 5%
4 Idlewild Ligonier, Pennsylvania 4%
Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California
Best Landscaping (Park) 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 43%
2 Gilroy Gardens Gilroy, California 16%
3 Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 10%
4 Epcot Orlando, Florida 5%
Busch Gardens Tampa Buena Park, California
Best Outdoor Show Production 1 IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Epcot 37%
2 Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 16%
3 Disneyland Anaheim, California 13%
4 Disney's Hollywood Studios Orlando, Florida 11%
5 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 7%
Best Dark Ride 1 The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Islands of Adventure 37%
2 Haunted Mansion Knoebels Amusement Resort 20%
3 Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney's Hollywood Studios 7%
4 Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye Disneyland 5%
5 Pirates of the Caribbean Disneyland 4%
Best Halloween Event 1 Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California 26%
2 Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida 25%
3 Kennywood West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 11%
4 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 9%
5 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 7%
Best Carousel 1 Grand Carousel Knoebels Amusement Resort 40%
2 Looff Carousel Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 18%
3 The Riverview Carousel Six Flags Over Georgia 8%
4 Caro-Seuss-El Islands of Adventure 5%
5 Columbia Carousel Six Flags Great America 4%
Best Indoor Coaster 1 Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Disney's Hollywood Studios 17%
2 Revenge of the Mummy Universal Studios Orlando 16%
Space Mountain Disneyland
4 Space Mountain Magic Kingdom 13%
5 Exterminator Kennywood 8%
Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters
Rank 2007 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 Superman – Ride of Steel Six Flags New England Intamin 1181
2 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1083
3 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure B&M 733
4 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Europe B&M 616
5 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow 589
6 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin 542
7 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan/Arrow 439
8 Goliath Six Flags Over Georgia B&M 392
9 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin 372
10 Montu Busch Gardens Africa B&M 309
11 Ride of Steel Darien Lake Intamin 255
12 Raging Bull Six Flags Great America B&M 249
13 Maverick Cedar Point Intamin 220
14 Nemesis Alton Towers B&M 219
Superman – Ride of Steel Six Flags America Intamin
16 SheiKra Busch Gardens Africa B&M 208
17 X Six Flags Magic Mountain Arrow 198
18 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 183
19 Raptor Cedar Point B&M 170
20 Steel Force Dorney Park Morgan 167
21 Kumba Busch Gardens Africa B&M 165
22 Mind Bender Six Flags Over Georgia Schwarzkopf 149
23 Dueling Dragons Islands of Adventure B&M 140
24 Goliath Six Flags Magic Mountain Giovanola 130
Xcelerator Knott's Berry Farm Intamin
26 Titan Six Flags Over Texas Giovanola 119
27 Griffon Busch Gardens Europe B&M 106
28 Volcano, The Blast Coaster Kings Dominion Intamin 104
29 Goliath Walibi World Intamin 95
30 The Incredible Islands of Adventure B&M 89
31 Kingda Ka Six Flags Great Adventure Intamin 87
32 Big Bad Wolf Busch Gardens Europe Arrow 84
Expedition Everest Disney's Animal Kingdom Vekoma/Walt Disney Imagineering
Powder Keg Silver Dollar City S&S
35 Shock Wave Six Flags Over Texas Schwarzkopf 81
36 Superman: Krypton Coaster Six Flags Fiesta Texas B&M 80
37 Goliath La Ronde B&M 76
38 Storm Runner Hersheypark Intamin 75
39 Mamba Worlds of Fun Morgan 66
40 Kraken SeaWorld Orlando B&M 64
41 Tatsu Six Flags Magic Mountain B&M 63
Top Gun: The Jet Coaster Carowinds B&M
43 Medusa Six Flags Great Adventure B&M 57
44 Big One Pleasure Beach Blackpool Arrow 56
45 Revenge of the Mummy Universal Studios Florida Premier Rides 49
46 Steel Eel SeaWorld San Antonio Morgan 47
47 Mystery Mine Dollywood Gerstlauer 45
48 Mindbender Galaxyland Schwarzkopf 43
49 California Screamin' Disney's California Adventure Intamin 42
50 Katun Mirabilandia B&M 41
Top 50 Wooden Roller Coasters
Rank 2007 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 The Voyage Holiday World & Splashin' Safari The Gravity Group 1240
2 Thunderhead Dollywood GCI 932
3 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort PTC/Schmeck 844
4 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce CCI 740
5 Hades Mount Olympus Water & Theme Park The Gravity Group 702
6 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure CCI 550
7 The Raven Holiday World & Splashin' Safari CCI 548
8 The Beast Kings Island Kings Island 506
9 El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure Intamin 494
10 Lightning Racer Hersheypark GCI 402
11 The Legend Holiday World & Splashin' Safari CCI 358
12 Avalanche Timber Falls Adventure Park S&S 313
13 Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend Park GCI 308
14 Cyclone Astroland Keenan/Baker 257
15 Balder Liseberg Intamin 193
16 Tremors Silverwood Theme Park CCI 188
17 GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm CCI 176
18 Ozark Wildcat Celebration City GCI 170
19 The Comet Great Escape PTC/Schmeck 169
20 Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas Dinn/Summers 164
21 Thunderbolt Kennywood Vettel & Miller 149
22 Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Prior & Church/Looff 137
23 Colossos Heide Park Intamin 136
24 Cornball Express Indiana Beach CCI 134
25 Megafobia Oakwood Theme Park CCI 121
26 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Astérix CCI 112
27 Rampage Alabama Adventure CCI 93
28 Grand National Pleasure Beach Blackpool Paige 88
29 Playland Wooden Coaster Playland at the PNE Phare 87
30 Twister Knoebels Amusement Resort Fetterman/Knoebels 86
31 Thunderbird PowerPark GCI 76
32 The Boss Six Flags St. Louis CCI 74
33 Jack Rabbit Kennywood PTC/Miller 71
34 Aska Nara Dreamland Intamin 68
35 New Mexico Rattler Cliff's Amusement Park CCI/Cliff's 64
36 Timber Terror Silverwood Theme Park CCI 61
37 Viper Six Flags Great America Six Flags 58
38 Wildcat Hersheypark GCI 57
39 Mean Streak Cedar Point Dinn Corporation 54
40 Gwazi Busch Gardens Tampa GCI 51
Hurricane Boomers Coaster Works
42 Roar Six Flags America GCI 47
43 Georgia Cyclone Six Flags Over Georgia Dinn/Summers 46
44 Great American Scream Machine Six Flags Over Georgia PTC/Allen 45
45 The Racer Kings Island PTC 44
46 Big Dipper Geauga Lake Miller 42
47 Roar Six Flags Discovery Kingdom GCI 38
48 Blue Streak Cedar Point PTC/Hoover 35
49 Racer Kennywood PTC/Miller 34
ThunderCoaster TusenFryd Vekoma

2006 winners[edit]

2006 Golden Ticket Awards[16]
Host Park: Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Category 2006 Recipient Location
Best Amusement Park Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio
Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Baunfels, Texas
Best Children's Park Legoland California Carlsbad, California
Best Marine Life Park SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Florida
Best Wooden Coaster Thunderhead, Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Best Steel Coaster Superman – Ride of Steel, Six Flags New England Agawam, Massachusetts
Best Kids' Area Paramount's Kings Island Kings Mills, Ohio
Friendliest Park Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind.
Cleanest Park Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind.
Best Halloween Event Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Florida
Best Landscaping — Amusement Park Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia
Best Landscaping — Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas
Best Food Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa.
Best Shows Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio
Best Outdoor Night Show Production IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, Epcot Orlando, Florida
Best Water Ride Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida
Best Waterpark Ride Master Blaster, Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas
Best Dark Ride The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida
Best New Ride of 2006 — Amusement Park The Voyage, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana
Best New Ride of 2006 — Waterpark Bahari River, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana
Best Capacity Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio
Best Theming of an Attraction Dueling Dragons, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida
Best Concert Venue TimberWolf Amphitheater, Paramount's Kings Island Kings Mills, Ohio
Top 25 Steel Roller Coasters
Rank 2006 Recipient Park Supplier
1 Superman – Ride of Steel Six Flags New England Intamin
2 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin
3 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow
4 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure B&M
5 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Europe B&M
6 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin
7 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan/Arrow
8 Montu Busch Gardens Africa B&M
9 Goliath Six Flags Over Georgia B&M
10 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point Intamin
11 Raging Bull Six Flags Great America B&M
12 Superman – Ride of Steel Darien Lake Intamin
13 SheiKra Busch Gardens Africa B&M
14 Raptor Cedar Point B&M
15 Steel Force Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom Morgan
16 Nemesis Alton Towers B&M
17 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Europe B&M
18 Dragon Challenge Islands of Adventure B&M
19 Mind Bender Six Flags Over Georgia Schwarzkopf
20 X Six Flags Magic Mountain Arrow
21 The Incredible Hulk Islands of Adventure B&M
Kumba Busch Gardens Africa B&M
23 Superman – Ride of Steel Six Flags America Intamin
24 Goliath Six Flags Magic Mountain Giovanola
25 Volcano, The Blast Coaster Kings Dominion Intamin

2005 winners[edit]

2005 Golden Ticket Awards[17]
Host Park: Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Category 2005 Recipient Location
Best Amusement Park Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio
Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas
Best Children's Park Legoland California Carlsbad, California
Best Wooden Coaster Thunderhead, Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Best Steel Coaster Millennium Force, Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio
Best Kids' Area Paramount's Kings Island Mason, Ohio
Friendliest Park Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana
Cleanest Park Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana
Best Halloween Event Halloween Haunt at Knott's Berry Farm Buena Park, California
Best Landscaping — Amusement Park Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia
Best Landscaping — Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas
Best Food Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa.
Best Shows Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio
Best Outdoor Night Show Production IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, Epcot Orlando, Florida
Best Water Ride Valhalla, Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England
Best Waterpark Ride Master Blaster, Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas
Best Dark Ride The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida
Best New Ride of 2005 — Amusement Park Hades, Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Best New Ride of 2005 — Waterpark Black Anaconda, Noah's Ark Water Park Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Best Place to Ride Go-Karts Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Best Souvenirs Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio
Best Games Area Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio

2004 winners[edit]

2004 Golden Ticket Awards[18]
Host Park: Cedar Point
Category 2004 Recipient Location
Best Amusement Park Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio
Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Baunfels, Texas
Best Children's Park Legoland California Carlsbad, California
Best Wooden Coaster Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce Bristol, Conn.
Best Steel Coaster Millennium Force, Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio
Best Kids' Area Paramount's Kings Island Mason, Ohio
Friendliest Park Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind.
Cleanest Park Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana
Best Landscaping Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia
Most Beautiful Park Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia
Most Beautiful Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas
Best Food Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa.
Best Shows Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio
Best Outdoor Night Show The Lone Star Spectacular, Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio
Best Water Ride Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida
Best Waterpark Ride Master Blaster, Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas
Best Dark Ride The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida

2003 winners[edit]

2003 Golden Ticket Awards[19]
Host Park: Schlitterbahn
Category Rank 2003 Recipient Location/Park Vote
Best Amusement Park 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 30%
2 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 15%
3 Blackpool Pleasure Beach Blackpool, England 12%
Best Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn New Baunfels, Texas 47%
2 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind. 23%
3 Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom Allentown, Pa. 6%
Best Kids' Area 1 Paramount's Kings Island Mason, Ohio 47%
2 Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida 8%
3 Paramount's Kings Dominion Doswell, Virginia 7%
Friendliest Park 1 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind. 61%
2 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pennsylvania 10%
3 Paramount's Kings Dominion Doswell, Virginia 3%
Cleanest Park 1 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana 45%
2 Disneyland Anaheim, California 10%
3 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 7%
Best Landscaping 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 37%
2 Efteling Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands 23%
3 Bonfante Gardens Gilroy, California 7%
Alton Towers Staffordshire, England
Most Beautiful Park 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 38%
2 Efteling Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands 22%
3 Europa Park Rust, Germany 8%
Most Beautiful Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas 24%
2 Typhoon Lagoon Orlando, Fla 18%
3 Blizzard Beach 17%
Best Food 1 Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa.
Best Shows 1 Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas
Best Water Ride 1 Valhalla Pleasure Beach Blackpool
Best Waterpark Ride 1 Zinga Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Best Dark Ride 1 The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Islands of Adventure 34%
2 Haunted Mansion Knoebels Amusement Resort 20%
3 Dreamflight (Droomvlucht) Efteling 8%
Best Park Capacity 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 53%
2 Disneyland Anaheim, California 8%
3 Magic Kingdom Orlando, Florida 6%
Best Non-Coaster Ride 1 Giant Drops Multiple locations 20%
2 The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Islands of Adventure 14%
3 The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney-MGM Studios 8%
Best Theming of an Attraction 1 Dueling Dragons Islands of Adventure 27%
2 Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye Disneyland 14%
3 The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney-MGM Studios 10%
Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters
Rank 2003 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 Superman – Ride of Steel Six Flags New England Intamin 1,177
2 Millennium Force Cedar Point Intamin 1,093
3 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Intamin 794
4 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow 789
5 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M 538
6 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure B&M 527
7 Nemesis Alton Towers B&M 361
8 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood Morgan/Arrow 353
9 Superman – Ride of Steel Six Flags Darien Lake Intamin 320
10 Raptor Cedar Point B&M 315
11 Top Thrill Dragster Intamin 298
12 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa B&M 278
13 Superman – Ride of Steel Six Flags America Intamin 272
14 Dueling Dragons Islands of Adventure B&M 257
15 X Six Flags Magic Mountain Arrow 243
16 Steel Force Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom Morgan 242
17 Raging Bull Six Flags Great America B&M 239
18 Goliath Six Flags Magic Mountain Giovanola 184
19 (tie) Goliath Six Flags Holland Intamin 183
19 (tie) Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg B&M
21 The Incredible Hulk Islands of Adventure 179
22 Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa 148
23 Euro-Mir Europa Park Mack 147
24 Air Alton Towers B&M 140
25 Superman: Krypton Coaster Six Flags Fiesta Texas 138
26 Mind Bender Six Flags Over Georgia Schwarzkopf 137
27 Titan Six Flags Over Texas Giovanola 131
28 Volcano, The Blast Coaster Paramount's King's Dominion Intamin 122
29 Big One Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arrow 111
30 Mr. Freeze Six Flags Over Texas Premier Rides 97
31 Mamba Worlds of Fun Morgan 95
32 Colossus Thorpe Park Intamin 90
33 Hypersonic XLC Paramount's King's Dominion S&S 87
34 Shock Wave Six Flags Over Texas Schwarzkopf 80
35 Xcelerator Knott's Berry Farm Intamin 79
36 Medusa Six Flags Great Adventure B&M 68
37 Mindbender Galaxyland Schwarzkopf 67
38 Superman: Ultimate Flight Six Flags Over Georgia B&M 64
39 Top Gun: The Jet Coaster Paramount's Carowinds 60
40 Wildfire Silver Dollar City 59
41 The Riddler's Revenge Six Flags Magic Mountain 56
42 Big Bad Wolf Busch Gardens Williamsburg Arrow 47
43 California Screamin' Disney's California Adventure Intamin 43
44 Magnum Force Flamingo Land Resort Schwarzkopf 39
45 (tie) Superman: The Escape Six Flags Magic Mountain Intamin 37
45 (tie) Top Gun Paramount's Great America B&M
47 Superman: Ultimate Escape Six Flags Worlds of Adventure Intamin 35
48 Kraken SeaWorld Orlando B&M 31
49 Desperado Buffalo Bill's Arrow 30
50 Wicked Twister Cedar Point Intamin 28
Top 30 Wooden Roller Coasters
Rank 2003 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 The Raven Holiday World & Splashin' Safari CCI 1194
2 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure 912
3 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce 892
4 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort Dinn/PTC 823
5 The Legend Holiday World & Splashin' Safari CCI 724
6 GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm 437
7 Lightning Racer Hersheypark GCII 427
8 The Beast
Kings Island
422
9 Megafobia Oakwood Leisure Park CCI 421
10 Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas Dinn 415
11 Colossos Heide Park Intamin 335
12 Grand National Blackpool Pleasure Beach Charles Paige 314
13 Cornball Express Indiana Beach CCI 304
14 The Comet Great Escape PTC/Schmeck 284
15 Rampage Visionland CCI 279
16 Cyclone Astroland Harry C. Baker 269
17 The Boss Six Flags St. Louis CCI 237
18 Georgia Cyclone Six Flags Over Georgia Dinn 225
19 Thunderbolt Kennywood Andy Vettel/John Miller 194
20 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Astérix CCI 180
21 Twister Knoebels Amusement Resort Knoebels/Fetterman 177
22 Tremors Silverwood Theme Park CCI 168
23 Viper Six Flags Great America Six Flags 139
24 Playland Wooden Coaster Playland Phare 130
25 Texas Cyclone Six Flags AstroWorld Frontier 129
26 Ozark Wildcat Celebration City GCII 121
27 Villain Six Flags Worlds of Adventure CCI 112
28 Wildcat Hersheypark GCII 104
29 Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Prior & Church/Looff 97
30 Timber Wolf Worlds of Fun Dinn/Summers 89

2002 winners[edit]

2002 Golden Ticket Awards[20]
Host Park: Paramount's Kings Island
Category 2002 Recipient Location
Best Amusement Park Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio
Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Baunfels, Texas
Best Wooden Coaster The Raven, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind.
Best Steel Coaster Millennium Force, Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio
Best Kids' Area Paramount's Kings Island Mason, Ohio
Friendliest Park Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind.
Cleanest Park Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind.
Best Landscaping Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia
Best Food Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa.
Best Shows Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio
Best Water Ride Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida
Best Waterpark Ride Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana
Best Dark Ride The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida
Best Park Capacity Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio
Best Souvenirs Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa.
Best Games Area Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio
Best Themed or Background Music Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida
Most Classic or Distinctive Coaster Station Cyclone, Lakeside Amusement Park Denver, Colorado

2001 winners[edit]

2001 Golden Ticket Awards[21]
Host Park: Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Category 2001 Recipient Location
Best Amusement Park Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio
Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Baunfels, Texas
Best Wooden Coaster The Raven, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind.
Best Steel Coaster Millennium Force, Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio
Best Kids' Area Paramount's Kings Island Mason, Ohio
Friendliest Park Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind.
Cleanest Park Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana
Best Landscaping Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia
Best Food Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa.
Best Shows Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio
Best Water Ride Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida
Best Waterpark Ride Master Blaster, Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas
Best Park Capacity Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio
Best Dark Ride The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida
Best Carousel Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa.

2000 winners[edit]

2000 Golden Ticket Awards[22]
No host park, the awards were announced from Amusement Today's Arlington, Texas office
Category 2000 Recipient Location
Best Amusement Park Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio
Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Baunfels, Texas
Best Wooden Coaster The Raven, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind.
Best Steel Coaster Magnum XL-200, Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio
Friendliest Park Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind.
Cleanest Park Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana
Best Landscaping Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia
Best Food Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa.
Best Shows Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio
Best Ride Theming Dueling Dragons, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida
Best Waterpark Ride Master Blaster, Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas
Best Park Capacity Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio
Best Indoor Attraction The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida
Best Non-coaster Ride The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida

1999 winners[edit]

1999 Golden Ticket Awards[23]
No host park, the awards were announced from Amusement Today's Arlington, Texas office
Category 1999 Recipient Location
Best Amusement/Theme Park Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio
Best Waterpark Schlitterbahn New Baunfels, Texas
Best Wooden Coaster Texas Giant, Six Flags Over Texas Arlington, Texas
Best Steel Coaster Magnum XL-200, Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio
Friendliest Park Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Ind.
Cleanest Park Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia
Best Landscaping Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia
Best Food Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia
Best Shows Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas
Best Ride Theming (ride, attraction or queue) Dueling Dragons, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida
Best Waterpark Ride Master Blaster, Schlitterbahn New Branfels, Texas
Best Park Capacity Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio
Best Indoor Attraction (noncoaster) The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Universal's Islands of Adventure Orlando, Florida
Best Non-coaster Ride Giant Drops Multiple locations

1998 winners[edit]

1998 Golden Ticket Awards[24]
No host park, the awards were announced from Amusement Today's Arlington, Texas office
Category Rank 1998 Recipient Location/Park Vote
Best Amusement/Theme Park 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 37%
2 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 16%
3 Kennywood West Mifflin, Pa. 9%
Best Waterpark 1 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas
Friendliest Park 1 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana
Cleanest Park 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia
Best Landscaping 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 62%
2 Disneyland Anaheim, California 6%
Walt Disney World Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Busch Gardens Tampa Tampa, Florida
Best Food 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia 21%
2 Kennywood West Mifflin, Pa. 15%
Best Shows 1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Virginia
Best Themed Ride 1 Nemesis Alton Towers 11%
Batman: The Ride Six Flags Great America
Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg
4 The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney-MGM Studios 10%
Best Waterpark Ride 1 Master Blaster Schlitterbahn
Best Capacity (fastest moving lines) 1 Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio
Best Simulator/Indoor Attraction 1 Back to the Future: The Ride Universal Studios Florida 23%
2 Star Tours Disneyland 17%
3 T2 3-D: Battle Across Time Universal Studios Florida 15%
4 Dino Island Multiple locations 11%
Best Non-coaster Ride 1 Giant Drops Multiple locations 21%
2 Space Shot 15%
3 Skycoaster 11%
Top 25 Steel Roller Coasters
Rank 1998 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point Arrow Dynamics 466
2 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg Bolliger & Mabillard 329
3 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa Bolliger & Mabillard 311
4 Kumba Bolliger & Mabillard 257
5 Steel Force Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom D. H. Morgan Manufacturing 241
6 Raptor Cedar Point Bolliger & Mabillard 203
7 Mamba Worlds of Fun D. H. Morgan Manufacturing 176
8 Desperado Buffalo Bill's Arrow Dynamics 146
9 Big Bad Wolf Busch Gardens Williamsburg Arrow Dynamics 113
10 Nemesis Alton Towers Bolliger & Mabillard 100
11 Steel Phantom Kennywood Arrow Dynamics 94
12 Mind Bender Six Flags Over Georgia Schwarzkopf 90
13 Mindbender Galaxyland Schwarzkopf 84
14 Mantis Cedar Point B&M 83
15 (tie) Taz's Texas Tornado Six Flags AstroWorld Schwarzkopf 82
15 (tie) Loch Ness Monster Busch Gardens Williamsburg Arrow Dynamics
17 Shockwave Six Flags Over Texas Schwarzkopf 74
18 Big One Blackpool Pleasure Beach Arrow Dynamics 61
19 Batman: The Ride Six Flags Great Adventure Bolliger & Mabillard 57
20 Superman: The Escape Six Flags Magic Mountain Intamin 53
21 Batman: The Ride Six Flags St. Louis Bolliger & Mabillard 52
22 The Great White SeaWorld San Antonio Bolliger & Mabillard 49
23 Mr. Freeze Six Flags Over Texas Premier Rides 47
Batman: The Ride Six Flags Great America Bolliger & Mabillard
25 Crazy Mouse Dinosaur Beach Reverchon 45
Top 25 Wooden Roller Coasters
Rank 1998 Recipient Park Supplier Points
1 Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas Dinn 477
2 The Raven Holiday World & Splashin' Safari CCI 295
3 The Beast
Kings Island
231
4 The Comet Great Escape PTC 213
5 Megafobia Oakwood Theme Park CCI 197
6 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure 193
7 Cyclone Astroland Keenan/Baker 189
8 Timber Wolf Worlds of Fun Dinn 168
9 Thunderbolt Kennywood Vettel/Miller 157
10 Phoenix Knoebels PTC 135
11 Wildcat Hersheypark GCII 121
12 Georgia Cyclone Six Flags Over Georgia 96
13 Cyclone Riverside Park 95
14 Grizzly Paramount's Kings Dominion 85
15 The Wild One Adventure World 77
16 Great White Wild Wheels Pier 69
17 Rampage VisionLand CCI 66
18 (tie) Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 65
18 (tie) Screamin' Eagle Six Flags St. Louis
20 Jack Rabbit Kennywood 57
21 Mean Streak Cedar Point 50
22 Playland Wooden Coaster Playland 49
23 Rebel Yell Paramount's Kings Dominion John C. Allen/PTC 48
24 Viper Six Flags Great America 47
25 Blue Streak Conneaut Lake Park Vettel 44

Publisher's Picks[edit]

Publisher's Pick Award Winners
Year Category Recipient
2016 Person of the Year Raffi Kaprelyan
2016 Renaissance Award Ed Hart
2016 Supplier of the Year Bolliger & Mabillard
2016 Park of the Year Cedar Point
2015 Park of the Year Lagoon
2015 Persons of the Year Alberto Zamperla and Valerio Ferrari
2015 Renaissance Award Huck Finn's Playland
2015 Turnstile Award Quassy Amusement Park
2014 Persons of the Year SeaWorld Rescue Team
2012 Park of the Year Disney California Adventure
2012 Supplier of the Year RWS and Associates (Luminosity — Ignite the Night!)
2012 Person of the Year Tilan K. Fertitta (Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier)
2012 Turnstile Award SeaWorld San Diego
2011 Park of the Year Gröna Lund
2011 Supplier of the Year Chance Rides Manufacturing
2011 Legends Series Richard Kinzel (Cedar Fair Entertainment Company)
2010 Park of the Year Beech Bend Park
2010 Person of the Year Jeff Novotny (National Roller Coaster Museum and Archives)
2010 Legends Series Will Koch (Holiday World & Splashin' Safari)
2009 Park of the Year Wonderland Park
2009 Persons of the Year Dick & Barbara Knoebel (Knoebels Amusement Resort)
2009 Supplier of the Year Gary Goddard Entertainment
2009 Legends Series Jack Krantz (Adventureland)
2008 Park of the Year Xocomil Waterpark
2008 Person of the Year Paul Nelson (Waldameer Park)
2008 Supplier of the Year Zamperla
2007 Park of the Year Dollywood
2007 Person of the Year Milton S. Hershey (Hersheypark)
2007 Supplier of the Year National Ticket Company
2006 Park of the Year State Fair of Texas
2006 Person of the Year Pat Thomson (Western Playland)
2006 Supplier of the Year William H. Robinson
2005 Park of the Year Disneyland
2005 Person of the Year Nick Laskaris (Mount Olympus Water & Theme Park)
2005 Supplier of the Year Werner Stengel
2004 Park of the Year Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
2004 Person of the Year Dan Feicht (Cedar Point)
2004 Supplier of the Year Philadelphia Toboggan Company
2003 Park of the Year Cliff's Amusement Park

Host Park[edit]

Times Hosting Park Years
3 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari 2001, 2006, 2011
2 Cedar Point 2004, 2016
2 Dollywood 2007, 2012
1 Busch Gardens Williamsburg 2010
1 Kings Island 2002
1 Lake Compounce 2017
1 Legoland California 2009
1 Luna Park, Coney Island 2015
1 Quassy Amusement Park 2017
1 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 2013
1 Schlitterbahn 2003
1 SeaWorld San Diego 2014
1 Silver Dollar City 2018
1 Six Flags Fiesta Texas 2005
  • From 1998–2000 there was no Host Park, the awards were announced from Amusement Today's Arlington, Texas, office instead. The 2008 awards were announced at Give Kids the World Village in Orlando, Florida.
  • 2017 was hosted by two parks.

Repeat winners[edit]

References[edit]

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