Amusement Today announces Golden Ticket Awards, Cedar Point on top again
Posted Friday, August 27, 2004 6:49 PM | Contributed by Jeff
In a ceremony today at Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio, Amusement Today announced the results of its highly anticipated 2004 Golden Ticket Awards. The park was named Best Park again this year with its Millennium Force receiving top honors for Best Steel Coaster, displacing Six Flags New England's Superman by a few points. The Best Wood Coaster award went to Boulder Dash at Lake Compounce. As usual, Holiday World got a nod for being the friendliest and cleanest.
It probably took a hit because there were a bunch of enthusiasts who couldn't fit in the seats anymore. Even with the new restraints, S:ROS blew me away. Nice choice in Boulder Dash. It absolutely rocked.
With this coaster lists there are always like 5 I could not disagree with more, 2 of which being Shivering Timbers and Thunderhead, while they were good rides, I admit that. They just weren't that good. I wasn't blown away by either of them like I have been with other rides, I'd like to see how many people have ridden ozark wildcat and Thunderhead, I have and Ozark Wildcat is far superior with better forces and a BUNCH better airtime.
Good to see PR still in the top #10. I'm surprised to see that Knoebels edge out Kennywood for best park, even though I agree with it. I'm also surprised to see Knoebels win best food by that much. How about Idlewild taking second best kids park!
While I have been on 5 of the top ten wood coasters, I agree with them being top coasters. Those 5 are my 5 fav woodies. But I have to disagree with the order. I think Legend is the best I have been on, and Timbers is 4th on my list, not 2nd. Oh well, I'm still glad that Beast is 7th.
EDIT: Here is my top 5 woodies I have been on: 1. Legend 2. GhostRider 3. Beast 4. Shivering Timbers 5. Raven *** This post was edited by StXBomber 8/28/2004 6:05:15 PM ***
As I said before, the ratings just mystify me. Since it is my opinion it won't go beyond that. But I think that Ozark Wildcat is the most under rated coaster on the list. It is a hell of a lot better than many between it and #1. While I havn't ridden 400 or more coasters, I've ridden enough on the list to make that point valid. Texas Giant in the top ten confused me. It was good but yet again not as good as some below it.