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2012 Park & Ride Winners

Here are the 2012 Golden Ticket Award Park & Ride winners.

Best New Ride for 2012 (Amusement Park)Walhalla WaveAquatica (San Antonio)4% tie

Wild Eagle Dollywood 30%
Radiator Springs Racers Disney California Adventure 15%
Leviathan Canada’s Wonderland 14%
Verbolten Busch Gardens Williamsburg 7%
Ozlris Parc Asterix 6% tie
Skyrush Hersheypark 6% tie
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Best New Ride for 2012 (Waterpark)
Mammoth Splashin’ Safari 54%
King Kaw Rapids River Schlitterbahn Kansas City 11%
King Cobra Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (N.J.) 7%
The Lost City Mount Olympus Theme Park 4% tie
Walhalla Wave Aquatica (San Antonio) 4% tie
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Best Park 2012
Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio 21%
Europa-Park Rust, Germany 14%
Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 13.5%
Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa. 9%
Disneyland Anahiem, Calif. 8%
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Va. 7%
Magic Kingdom Orlando, Fla. 6% tie
Universal’s Islands of Adventure Orlando, Fla. 6% tie
Tokyo DisneySea Tokyo, Japan 4.5%
Pleasure Beach, Blackpool Blackpool, England 4%
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Best Waterpark 2012
Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, Texas 53%
Splashin’ Safari Santa Claus, Ind. 15%
Blizzard Beach Orlando, Fla. 7%
Dollywood’s Splash Country Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 6%
Aquatica Orlando, Fla. 5% tie
Noah’s Ark Wisconsin Dells, Wis. 5% tie
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Best Childern’s Park 2012
Idlewild & SoakZone Ligonier, Pa. 31%
Legoland California Carlsbad, Calif. 18%
Fårup Sommerland Saltum, Denmark 12%
Legoland Florida Winter Haven, Fla. 7%
Sesame Place Langhorne, Pa. 6%
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Best Marine Life Park 2012
SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Fla. 55%
SeaWorld San Diego San Diego, Calif. 11%
SeaWorld San Antonio San Antonio, Texas 10%
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Vallejo, Calif. 8%
Discovery Cove Orlando, Fla. 6%
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Best Seaside Park 2012
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, Calif. 34%
Pleasure Beach Blackpool Blackpool, England 20%
Gröna Lund Stockholm, Sweden 19%
Morey’s Piers Wildwood, N.J. 16%
Galveston Island Pleasure Pier Galveston, Texas 4%
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Best Indoor Waterpark 2012
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Galveston, Texas 33%
Kalahari Resort Sandusky, Ohio 18%
Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells, Wis. 17%
World Waterpark Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 12%
Splash Landings Staffordshire, England 8%
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Friendliest Park 2012
Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tenn 46%
Holiday World Santa Claus, Ind. 25%
Silver Dollar City Branson, Mo. 7%
Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa. 6%
Beech Bend Bowling Green, Ky. 4% tie
Magic Kingdom Orlando, Fla. 4% tie
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Cleanest Park 2012
Holiday World Santa Claus, Ind. 29%
Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 16%
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Va. 14%
Disneyland Anaheim, Calif. 13%
Magic Kingdom Orlando, Fla. 8%
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Best Shows 2012
Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 45%
Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 15%
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Orlando, Fla. 8%
Silver Dollar City Branson, Mo. 7%
SeaWorld Orlando Orlando, Fla. 6%
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Best Food 2012
Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 27%
Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa. 20%
Epcot Orlando, Fla. 18%
Silver Dollar City Branson, Mo. 13%
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Va. 6%
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Best Water Ride (Park) 2012
Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls Universal’s Islands of Adventure 26%
Valhalla Pleasure Beach, Blackpool 17%
Splash Mountain Magic Kingdom 11%
Mountain Slidewinder Dollywood 10%
Pilgrim’s Plunge Holiday World 8%
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Best Waterpark Ride 2012
Wildebeest Splashin’ Safari 26%
Master Blaster Schlitterbahn 23%
The Falls Schlitterbahn 12%
Congo River Expedition Schlitterbahn 7%
Zoombabwe Splashin’ Safari 5%
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Best Kids’ Area 2012
Kings Island Kings Mills, Ohio 31%
Universal’s Islands of Adventure Orlando, Fla. 15%
Nickelodeon Universe Bloomington, Minn. 13%
Efteling Kaatsheuvel, the Netherlands 9%
Knott’s Berry Farm Buena Park, Calif. 6%
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Best Dark Ride 2012
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Universal’s Islands of Adventure 24%
Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man Universal’s Islands of Adventure 18%
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Disney’s Hollywood Studios 13%
Haunted Mansion Knoebels Amusement Resort 10%
Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye Disneyland 6%
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Best Outdoor Show Production 2012
Epcot Orlando, Fla. 42%
Disney California Adventure Anaheim, Calif. 17%
Six Flags Fiesta Texas San Antonio, Texas 13%
Magic Kingdom Orlando, Fla. 11%
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Orlando, Fla. 10%
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Best Landscaping 2012
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Va. 36%
Gilroy Gardens Gilroy, Calif. 13.5%
Efteling Kaatsheuvel, the Netherlands 13%
Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 8%
Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen, Denmark 7%
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Best Halloween Event 2012
Universal Orlando Resort Orlando, Fla. 35%
Knott’s Berry Farm Buena Park, Calif. 26%
Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa. 13%
Kennywood West Mifflin, Pa. 11%
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Va. 4%
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Best Christmas Event 2012
Dollywood Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 33%
Disneyland Anaheim, Calif. 13%
Magic Kingdom Orlando, Fla. 10% tie
Silver Dollar City Branson, Mo. 10% tie
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Williamsburg, Va. 4%
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Best Carousel 2012
Knoebels Amusement Resort Elysburg, Pa. 44%
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, Calif. 18%
Six Flags Over Georgia Austell, Ga 8%
Six Flags Great America Gurnee, Ill. 7%
Universal’s Islands of Adventure Orlando, Fla. 6%
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Best Indoor Coaster 2012
Revenge of the Mummy Universal Studios Orlando 30%
Space Mountain Disneyland 16%
Black Diamond Knoebels Amusement Resort 10%
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Disney’s Hollywood Studios 9%
Space Mountain Magic Kingdom 8.5%
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Best Funhouse / Walk-Through Attraction
Noah’s Ark Kennywood 30%
Frankenstein’s Castle Indiana Beach 25%
Lustiga Huset Gröna Lund 14%
Gasten Ghost Hotel Liseberg 12% tie
Ghost Ship Morey’s Piers 12% tie
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