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TEA Releases Top 25 Theme Parks for 2011

It’s that time of the year again when the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) releases its report that ranks the top 25 theme parks globally based on attendance. Definitely a few surprises, but it’s no surprise that the biggest mover is Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of… Read More »TEA Releases Top 25 Theme Parks for 2011

Amusement Today Golden Tickets Awarded

The 11th annual Amusement Today Golden Ticket Awards, which are very coveted in the amusements and attractions industry, were awarded on Wednesday during a ceremony set at Give Kids The World Village in Kissimmee, FL. Give Kids The World Village is a 70-acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. This was their first time hosting the ceremony.

The Amusement Today newspaper covers international amusement and water park news and trends and in its 12-year history is a five-time winner of various awards from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. Over the years, the awards have become the subject of much discussion by park aficionados the world over.

Some of the big winners were:

  • Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio for Best Amusement Park
  • The Voyage at Holiday World won for best Wooden Roller Coaster
  • SeaWorld Orlando for best Marine Life Park

Disney’s only award was for IllumiNations: Reflections of the Earth at Epcot. While Universal won 4 separate awards.

Congrats to all the winners and all the nominees. The full list of winners is below the cut:
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