The Golden Ticket Awards | Presented by Amusement Today

The Golden Ticket Awards | Presented by Amusement Today

The Golden Ticket Awards | Presented by Amusement Today

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2010 GTA Winners

The 2010 Golden Ticket Awards were hosted at Busch Gardens Williamsburg (Virginia).

Best ParkCedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio
Best WaterparkSchlitterbahn, New Braunfels, Texas
Best Children’s ParkIdlewild & SoakZone, Ligonier, Pa.
Best Marine Life ParkSeaWorld Orlando, Orlando, Fla.
Best New Ride for 2010 (Amusement Park)Harry Potter and… Journey – Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Fla.
Best New Ride for 2010 (Waterpark)Wildebeest – Splashin’ Safari, Santa Claus, Ind.
Best Seaside ParkSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, Calif.
Best Indoor WaterparkSchlitterbahn Galveston Island, Galveston, Texas
Friendliest ParkHoliday World, Santa Claus, Ind.
Cleanest ParkHoliday World, Santa Claus, Ind.
Best ShowsDollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Best LandscapingBusch Gardens Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Va.
Best Halloween EventUniversal Orlando Resort, Orlando, Fla.
Best Christmas EventDollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Best CarouselKnoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg, Pa.
Best Indoor CoasterRevenge of the Mummy – Universal Studios Orlando, Orlando, Fla.
Best Funhouse/Walk-Through AttractionNoah’s Ark, Kennywood, West Mifflin, Pa.
Best FoodKnoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg, Pa.
Best Water RideDudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls – Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Fla.
Best Waterpark RideWildebeest – Splashin’ Safari, Santa Claus, Ind.
Best Kids’ AreaKings Island, Kings Mills, Ohio
Best Dark RideAmazing Adventures of Spider-Man – Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Fla.
Best Outdoor Show ProductionEpcot, Orlando, Fla.

PUBLISHER’S PICKS:
Supplier of the Year: Environs
Person of the Year: Jeff Novotny (Larson International/NRCMA)
Park of the Year: Beech Bend Park

2010 Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters

RANKNAMEPARKLOCATIONYEARSUPPLIERVOTES
1Millennium ForceCedar PointSandusky, Ohio2000Intamin1175
2BizarroSix Flags New EnglandAgawam, Mass.2000Intamin1013
3NitroSix Flags Great AdventureJackson, N.J.2001B & M773
4Apollo’s ChariotBusch Gardens WilliamsburgWilliamsburg, Va.1999B & M573
5GoliathSix Flags Over GeorgiaAtlanta, Ga.2006B & M560
6Expedition GeForceHoliday ParkHassloch, Germany2001Intamin514
7DiamondbackKings IslandKings Mills, Ohio2009B & M484
8Magnum XL-200Cedar PointSandusky, Ohio1989Arrow427
9Phantom’s RevengeKennywoodWest Mifflin, Pa.2001Morgan/Arrow392
10Top Thrill DragsterCedar PointSandusky, Ohio2003Intamin312
11Intimidator 305Kings DominionDoswell, Va.2010IntaRide295
12MontuBusch Gardens Tampa BayTampa Bay, Fla.1996B & M288
13BehemothCanada’s WonderlandVaughn, Ontario, Canada2008B & M236
14MindbenderSix Flags Over GeorgiaAtlanta, Ga.1978Schwarzkopf228
15X2Six Flags Magic MountainValencia, Calif.2002Arrow213
16Raging BullSix Flags Great AmericaGurnee, Ill.1999B & M199
17Sky RocketKennywoodWest Mifflin, Pa.2010Premier Rides198
18NemesisAlton TowersStaffordshire, England1994B & M181
19 (tie)GriffonBusch Gardens WilliamsburgWilliamsburg, Va.2007B & M172
19 (tie)SheiKraBusch Gardens Tampa BayTampa Bay, Fla.2005B & M172
21 (tie)IntimidatorCarowindsCharlotte, N.C.2010B & M152
21 (tie)MaverickCedar PointSandusky, Ohio2007Intamin152
23AlpengeistBusch Gardens WilliamsburgWilliamsburg, Va.1997B & M145
24 (tie)KumbaBusch Gardens Tampa BayTampa Bay, Fla.1993B & M129
24 (tie)RaptorCedar PointSandusky, Ohio1994B & M129
26Ride of SteelDarien LakeDarien Center, N.Y.1999Intamin127
27 (tie)Kingda KaSix Flags Great AdventureJackson, N.J.2005Intamin124
27 (tie)Steel ForceDorney ParkAllentown, Pa.1997Morgan124
29GoliathSix Flags Magic MountainValencia, Calif.2000Giovanola122
30GoliathLa RondeMontreal, Quebec, Canada2006B & M120
31Dragon ChallengeUniversal’s Islands of AdventureOrlando, Fla.1999B & M118
32Superman Ride of SteelSix Flags AmericaLargo, Md.2000Intamin107
33MantaSeaWorld OrlandoOrlando, Fla.2009B & M103
34Powder KegSilver Dollar CityBranson, Mo.2005S & S102
35VolcanoKings DominionDoswell, Va.1998Intamin88
36Expedition EverestDisney’s Animal KingdomOrlando, Fla.2006Vekoma/WED Imag.86
37Shock WaveSix Flags Over TexasArlington, Texas1978Schwarzkopf85
38MambaWorlds of FunKansas City, Mo.1998Morgan79
39Storm RunnerHersheyparkHershey, Pa.2004Intamin74
40TatsuSix Flags Magic MountainValencia, Calif.2006B & M73
41GoliathWalabi WorldBiddinghuizen, The Netherlands2002Intamin71
42TitanSix Flags Over TexasArlington, Texas2001Giovanola62
43Incredible Hulk CoasterUniversal’s Islands of AdventureOrlando, Fla.1999B & M57
44The Pepsi Max Big OnePleasure Beach BlackpoolBlackpool, England1994Arrow49
45Euro-MirEuropa-ParkRust, Germany1997Mack47
46Space MountainDisneylandAnaheim, Calif.1977WED Imagineering46
47Steel EelSeaWorld San AntonioSan Antonio, Texas1999Morgan43
48 (tie)MindbenderGalaxylandEdmonton, Alberta, Canada1985Schwarzkopf42
48 (tie)Revenge of the MummyUniversal StudiosOrlando, Fla.2004Premier Rides42
50KatunMirabilandiaSavio, Italy2000B & M41

2010’s Top 50 Wood Roller Coasters

RANKNAMEPARKLOCATIONYEARSUPPLIERVOTES
1The VoyageHoliday WorldSanta Claus, Ind.2006Gravity Group1154
2El ToroSix Flags Great AdventureJackson, N.J.2006Intamin991
3PhoenixKnoebels Amusement ResortElysburg, Pa.1985Dinn/PTC-Schmeck952
4Boulder DashLake CompounceBristol, Conn.2000CCI874
5ThunderheadDollywoodPigeon Forge, Tenn.2004GCII864
6Ravine Flyer IIWaldameerErie, Pa.2008Gravity Group781
7The BeastKings IslandKings Mills, Ohio1979KECO552
8HadesMt. Olympus Theme ParkWisconsin Dells, Wis.2005Gravity Group510
9The RavenHoliday WorldSanta Claus, Ind.1995CCI439
10Lightning RacerHersheyparkHershey, Pa.2000GCII403
11Shivering TimbersMichigan’s AdventureMuskegon, Mich.1998CCI393
12ProwlerWorlds of FunKansas City, Mo.2009GCII386
13CycloneConey IslandBrooklyn, N.Y.1927Keenan/Baker242
14ThunderboltKennywoodWest Mifflin, Pa.1968Vettel/Miller214
15The LegendHoliday WorldSanta Claus, Ind.2000CCI211
16Kentucky RumblerBeech BendBowling Green, Ky.2006GCII159
17CometThe Great EscapeLake George, N.Y.1994PTC-Schmeck158
18ColossosHeide ParkSoltau, Germany2001Intamin157
19HellcatTimber FallsWisconsin Dells, Wis.2004S&S147
20Jack RabbitKennywoodWest Mifflin, Pa.1921PTC – Miller146
21BalderLisebergStockholm, Sweden2003Intamin144
22Giant DipperSanta Cruz Beach BoardwalkSanta Cruz, Calif.1924Prior & Church/Looff142
23Evel KnievelSix Flags St. LouisEureka, Mo.2008GCII141
24GhostRiderKnott’s Berry FarmBuena Park, Calif.1998CCI133
25TremorsSilverwoodAthol, Idaho1999CCI128
26CoasterPlayland at the PNEVancouver, B.C. Canada1958Phare124
27Terminator Salvation: The RideSix Flags Magic MountainValencia, Calif.2009GCII122
28Grand NationalPleasure Beach BlackpoolBlackpool, England1935Paige116
29Cornball ExpressIndiana BeachMonticello, Ind.2001CCI113
30MegafobiaOakwood Leisure ParkPembrokshire, Wales1996CCI87
31The BossSix Flags St. LouisEureka, Mo.2000CCI86
32TwisterKnoebels Amusement ResortElysburg, Pa.1999Fetterman/Knoebels79
33RampageAlabama AdventureBessemer, Ala.1998CCI78
34ViperSix Flags Great AmericaGurnee, Ill.1995Starkey/Six Flags74
35RacerKennywoodWest Mifflin, Pa.1927PTC-Miller70
36T ExpressEverlandYongin-si, South Korea2008Intamin67
37ThunderbirdPowerParkAlaharma, Finland2006GCII57
38Boardwalk BulletKemah BoardwalkKemah, Texas2007M&V/Gravity Group51
39HurricaneBoomersDania Beach, Fla.2000Coaster Works48
40Tonnerre de ZeusParc AsterixPlailly, France1997CCI46
41TroyToverlandSevenum, The Netherlands2007GCII43
42 (tie)AskaNara DreamlandNara, Japan1998Intamin39
42 (tie)RenegadeValleyfair!Shakopee, Minn.2007GCII39
44Timber TerrorSilverwoodAthol, Idaho1996CCI38
45GrizzlyKings DominionDoswell, Va.1982KECO-Summers36
46GwaziBusch Gardens TampaTampa Bay, Fla.1999GCII35
47Blue StreakCedar PointSandusky, Ohio1964PTC-Hoover34
47Georgia CycloneSix Flags Over GeorgiaAtlanta, Ga.1990Dinn-Summers33
49Giant DipperBelmont ParkSan Diego, Calif.1925Prior & Church31
50CycloneLakeside ParkDenver, Colo.1940Vettel29

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