2016 Golden Ticket Awards Results

Amusement Today has just wrapped up the 2016 Golden Ticket Awards, a prestigious awards showcasing the world’s best parks and roller coasters. Take a look at all the winners below!

Best Dark Ride

Tower of Terror – Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Friendliest Park


Best Show


Best Carousel

Grand Carousel – Knoebels Amusement Resort

Best Funhouse/Walkthrough Attraction

Noah’s Ark – Kennywood Park

Best Food


Best Marine Life Park

SeaWorld Orlando

Best Children’s Park

Idlewild & Soakzone

Best Seaside Park

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Best Water Ride

Valhalla – Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Best Water Park Ride

Wildebeest – Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari

Best Kids’ Area

Planet Snoopy – Kings Island

Cleanest Park

Holiday World

Best Landscaping

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Best Christmas Event


Best Halloween Event

Halloween Horror Nights – Universal Studios Orlando

AIMS International Safety Award

Harold Hudson

Publisher’s Pick: Supplier of the Year

Bolliger & Mabillard

Publisher’s Pick: Person of the Year

Raffi Kaprelyan

Publisher’s Pick: Renaissance Award

Ed Hart

Publisher’s Pick: Park of the Year

Cedar Point

Best New Water Park Ride

Massiv – Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Water Park

Best New Ride

Lightning Rod – Dollywood

Best Indoor Coaster

Revenge of the Mummy – Universal Studios Orlando

Best Wooden Coaster

10: Lightning Racer – Hersheypark

9: Gold Striker – California’s Great America

8: Outlaw Run – Silver Dollar City

7: Thunderhead – Dollywood

6: The Beast – Kings Island

5: Ravine Flyer II – Waldameer

4: The Voyage – Holiday World

3: El Toro – Six Flags Great Adventure

2: Phoenix – Knoebels Amusement Resort

1: Boulder Dash – Lake Compounce

Best Steel Coaster

10: Phantom’s Revenge – Kennywood

9 :Diamondback – Kings Island

8: Intimidator – Carowinds

7: Leviathan – Canada’s Wonderland

6: Apollo’s Chariot – Busch Gardens Williamsburg

5: Nitro – Six Flags Great Adventure

4: Expedition GeForce – Holiday Park

3: Superman: The Ride – Six Flags New ENgland

2: Millennium Force – Cedar Point

1: Fury 325 – Carowinds

Best Water Park

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels

Best Park

Europa Park


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