|Awarded for||The finest in amusement parks|
The Applause Award is an international award given out by Liseberg, a world-famous theme park in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is given out every two years to the amusement park whose "management, operations and creative accomplishments have inspired the industry with their foresight, originality and sound business development." The award is a bronze statue of two clapping hands. It was designed by Astri Bergman Taube, a Swedish sculptor. The winner is chosen by a board of governors with Liseberg's CEO, Andreas Andersen, being the chairman.
|The Applause Award Board of Governors 2018|
|Bob Masterson||Golden Planet Leisure|
|Chris Herschend||Herschend Family Entertainment|
|John Wood||Sally Corporation|
|Sascha N. Czibulka||Intamin|
|Tim O´Brien||Ripley Entertainment|
|Amanda Thompson||Blackpool Pleasure Beach|
|Michael Mack||Europa Park|
|Jim Pattison Jr||Ripley Entertainment|
|Knott's Berry Farm|
|Universal Studios Florida|
• Busch Gardens Williamsburg
|Silver Dollar City|
• Pleasure Beach Blackpool
|Busch Gardens Williamsburg||
|Holiday World & Splashin' Safari||
|Islands of Adventure|
|Xetulul Theme Park|
|Ocean Park Hong Kong|
|Puy du Fou|
|Busch Gardens Tampa||
• Legoland Billund
• PortAventura Park
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