2016 Amusement Today Golden Ticket Award winners announced

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Amusement Today officially announced the winners of their annual Golden Ticket Awards from Cedar Point on Saturday evening.

Many local parks in Orlando took home awards, including SeaWorld, Universal and Disney.

Stay tuned after the break for the complete list of 2016 winners!

Here are the winners of the 2016 Golden Ticket Awards!

BEST DARK RIDE: Tower of Terror / Walt Disney World
FRIENDLIEST PARK: Dollywood
BEST SHOWS: Dollywood
BEST CAROUSEL: Knoebels Amusement Resort
BEST FUNHOUSE: Noah’s Ark / Kennywood Park
BEST FOOD: Knoebels Amusement Resort

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 & Splashin’ Safari
BEST LANDSCAPING: Busch Gardens Williamsburg
BEST CHRISTMAS EVENT: Smoky Mountain Christmas / Dollywood
BEST HALLOWEEN EVENT: Halloween Horror Nights / Universal Orlando Resort

PUBLISHER’S PICK GOLDEN TICKET AWARDS…
SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR: Bolliger & Mabillard
PERSON OF THE YEAR: Raffi Kaprelyan, VP & General Manager (currently Regional VP, Cedar Fair) / Knott’s Berry Farm
RENAISSANCE AWARD: Ed Hart, General Manager / Kentucky Kingdom
PARK OF THE YEAR: Cedar Point

2016 AIMS INTERNATIONAL SAFETY AWARD (INAUGURAL): Harold Hudson

BEST NEW WATER PARK ATTRACTION OF 2016: Massiv / Schlitterbahn Galveston Island
BEST NEW AMUSEMENT PARK ATTRACTION (RIDE) OF 2016: Lightning Rod / Dollywood

BEST INDOOR ROLLER COASTER: Revenge of the Mummy / Universal Orlando Resort
BEST WOODEN ROLLER COASTER: Boulder Dash / Lake Compounce
BEST STEEL ROLLER COASTER: Fury 325 / Carowinds

BEST WATER PARK: Schlitterbahn New Braunfels
BEST AMUSEMENT PARK: Europa-Park

via Amusement Today Facebook page




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Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @cgamache83