Cedar Point wins Golden Tickets for best park, steel coaster again
Posted Saturday, August 27, 2005 6:52 PM | Contributed by Jeff
Amusement Today announced the 2005 Golden Ticket Awards, with Cedar Point again claiming best park, and Millennium Force scoring the best steel coaster slot. Dollywood's Thunderhead was named best wood coaster.
These golde tickets are BS if CP is the best park why is attendence down? I also think Magnum shouldn't even be in the top ten. Cedar fair must be paying someone off. How does TTD get in the top ten when KK is taller and faster WTF
I know these surveys are, well, unscientific, but even still, some of the categories are headscratchers.
For example, I've seen SFFT's laser show. It's projected on the quarry wall. It's good. It garnered 21% of the vote.
I've seen Fantasmic! at Disneyland. It's better. It garnered 13% of the vote. If you add Disneyland's Fantasmic! with Disney-MGM's version (which, IMO is not quite as good as DL's, but still vastly better than the SFFT show) you get Fantasmic! 25%, SFFT 21%. Still far closer than I would have expected.
I think most of the results are justified, and most of my votes were similiar. Yes there are a few "head-scratchers" but for the most part I can agree with the outcome. These votes are NOT bullcrap in the least.
Thunderhead is kicking bootie! Woohoo!
Some of the steel coasters I would rearrange in order. ;-)
I personally voted Dollywood for "best food" but for the life of me I can't remember what exactly at Epcot is that delish. ;-)
A well-deserved congratulations to Mt. O for best new ride, Best Place to Ride Go-Karts and Nick L. as Person of the Year.
Also congrats for Hades' strong showing in the woodie standings. I haven't done T'head or Phoenix, but I will say first-hand that ST, BD and Raven have absolutely no business ranking above the Hellish One. None. Nada. Not even remotely close. You can at least argue that BD is pretty, but that's about it.
glad to see thunderead take number #1-as much as we all hate to say it, admit it Magnum is still a top 10 ride(idk about being #3...) and CP is hands down the best park. They rank in nearly ever cat. from best staff to best go-karts
While fun to talk about for a day or so, be honest and look at the awards for what they really are: A chance to sell more advertising in the pages of AT. If you don't believe me look at the PDF of the magazine pages:
Just a little note to add to what has been mentioned. Look at any magazine and see what the articles are about, specifically what people/products/services/companies are featured. Then look at the advertising. If you see any overlap, that magazine just lost it's objectivity and in my mind credibility too.
CoasterqueenTRN: "I personally voted Dollywood for "best food" but for the life of me I can't remember what exactly at Epcot is that delish"Did you ever go to the Morroco section and try their combo platter. It had chicken and rosted lamb along with some authentic sides it was some of the best food I've ever had. I'd say epcot wins just by Pure multitude of quite tasty choices. Anything from Sushi to Burritos theres a winner. Anywhos those are my two cents. *** This post was edited by coaster_freak00 8/29/2005 9:48:53 PM ***
For what it's worth, I read the articles in The Amusement Today magazine and couldn't find anything disappointing about the winners of the different catagories. I think they all deserved what they earned. It's only natural to feel that one ride or park should have done better than another, but, hey, we all have our favorites, and to you, and you alone that's all that matters.
"Ride with the Wind Coasties".....
"The Cheshirecat" :)*** This post was edited by Kathy Seaman 8/30/2005 3:02:55 PM ****** This post was edited by Kathy Seaman 8/30/2005 3:03:26 PM ***