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Golden Ticket Awards 2017

Postby A.J. » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:09 am

Hey everyone!

For your amusement, appreciation, whatever you prefer... The 2017 Golden Ticket awards winners. Check out the press release here for full results.

The highlights:

Best Amusement Park – Europa Park
Best Water Park – Schlitterbahn New Braunfels
Best Children’s Park – Idlewild & SoakZone
Best Marine Life Park – SeaWorld Orlando
Best Seaside Park – Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Best Kids’ Area – Planet Snoopy, Kings Island
Friendliest Park – Dollywood
Cleanest Park – Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari
Best Halloween Event – Halloween Horror Nights, Universal Orlando
Best Landscaping – Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Best Christmas Event – Smoky Mountain Christmas, Dollywood
Best Food – Dollywood
Best Shows – Dollywood
Best Water Ride – Valhalla, Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Best Water Park Ride – Wildebeest, Splashin’ Safari
Best Dark Ride – Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Best New Ride of 2017 – Amusement Park – Mystic Timbers, Kings Island
Best New Ride of 2017 – Water Park – Thunder Rapids, White Water Bay (Fiesta Texas)
Best Carousel – Grand Carousel, Knoebels Amusement Resort
Best Indoor Roller Coaster – Revenge of the Mummy, Universal Studios Orlando
Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Attraction – Noah’s Ark, Kennywood

And the top ten coasters per category -

Steel:
1. Fury 325, Carowinds
2. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
3. Superman The Ride, Six Flags New England
4. Iron Rattler, Six Flags Fiesta Texas
5. Expedition GeForce, Holiday Park
6. Leviathan, Canada's Wonderland
7. Nitro, Six Flags Great Adventure
8. Diamondback, Kings Island
9. New Texas Giant, Six Flags Over Texas
10. Maverick, Cedar Point

Wooden:
1. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
2. Phoenix, Knoebels Amusement Resort
3. Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce
4. Voyage, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
5. Lightning Rod, Dollywood
6. Beast, Kings Island
7. Ravine Flyer II, Waldameer Park & Water World
8. Thunderhead, Dollywood
9. Outlaw Run, Silver Dollar City
10. Gold Striker, California's Great America

And, finally, some tidbits -

Perhaps due to a slight bias toward coasters, Mystic Timbers handily beat Flight of Passage for best new ride.
Though, Thunder Rapids vs Krakatau was a much closer race for best new water ride.
Santa Cruz, Morey's, and Blackpool were in a near-dead heat for best seaside park.
Dollywood and Knoebels were in a dead heat for best food.
Intimidator 305 placed as the 13th-best steel coaster, behind Apollo's Chariot and Phantom's Revenge.
Wicked Cyclone tied for 14th-best steel coaster alongside Georgia's Goliath, Twisted Colossus came right behind it in 16th.
Perhaps based on the majority of votes being from the US, Taron placed 21st.
Poor Skyrush nearly bringing up the rear at 23rd.
Goliath at Great America placed 13th for wooden coasters, Balder placed 16th.
New Ghostrider came in a three-way tie for 18th place alongside Troy and White Lightning. Three Great Coasters coasters ranked the same!
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Re: Golden Ticket Awards 2017

Postby coasterbill » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:54 am

These awards are undoubtedly awful, but I feel like they're getting slightly better.

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Re: Golden Ticket Awards 2017

Postby robbalvey » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:55 am

A.J. wrote:Perhaps due to a slight bias toward coasters, Mystic Timbers handily beat Flight of Passage for best new ride.

I'll bet if you asked most of the people who voted in the Golden Tickets they wouldn't even know what Flight of Passage is. They probably would think it's some B&M Wing Rider at a Happy Valley park. We really need a new "Mitch Hawker" style poll so we don't have to rely on a "best of" list that is a complete fucking joke.
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Re: Golden Ticket Awards 2017

Postby SharkTums » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:59 am

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Re: Golden Ticket Awards 2017

Postby djackson » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:02 pm

robbalvey wrote:
A.J. wrote:Perhaps due to a slight bias toward coasters, Mystic Timbers handily beat Flight of Passage for best new ride.

I'll bet if you asked most of the people who voted in the Golden Tickets they wouldn't even know what Flight of Passage is. They probably would think it's some B&M Wing Rider at a Happy Valley park. We really need a new "Mitch Hawker" style poll so we don't have to rely on a "best of" list that is a complete fucking joke.


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Re: Golden Ticket Awards 2017

Postby defrocker » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:37 pm

I love these awards! I feel like we saw a decent shift this year in some of the rankings. Also really glad (though not too surprised) to see Mystic Timbers win best new ride!

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Re: Golden Ticket Awards 2017

Postby robbalvey » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:03 pm

defrocker wrote:I love these awards!

...said no respectable person ever.

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Re: Golden Ticket Awards 2017

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:16 pm

Yeah... those "awards" are a joke.

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Re: Golden Ticket Awards 2017

Postby Superbatboy » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:57 pm

Intimidator (Carowinds), Nitro, Top Thrill Dragster, Banshee, Magnum all rated above Skyrush? OMG just stop :roll:
1.Skyrush 2.El Toro 3.Fury 325 4.Maverick 5.New Texas Giant 6.Wicked Cyclone 7.Twisted Colossus 8.Superman:TR 9.Millennium Force 10.Apollo's Chariot

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Re: Golden Ticket Awards 2017

Postby cal1br3tto » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:03 pm

Even less interesting than previous years. I mean, I always like looking over the results to give my enthusiast brain some opinions to chew on...but this is, as we all know, little more than a laughable popularity contest.
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