The 9th Annual Golden Ticket Awards, often called the "Academy Awards of the Amusement Industry," will be presented Sunday, August 27, at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari. Representatives from Cedar Point, Dollywood, Kings Island, Legoland, Busch Gardens, SeaWorld, and Six Flags will be among the attendees hoping to bring home a Golden Ticket Award following Sunday's ceremony
a_hoffman50 said: It is the readers of Amusement Today magazine.
That is a common misconception. The surveys were sent to a database of experienced and well-traveled amusement park fans from around the world. Some are subscribers, but many (perhaps most) are not, and not all subscribers get a survey. The AT staff has been refining this list over the years, and I can tell you the people who are surveyed really are well-travelled.
macho nachos said: Aw man! Do you think this will have any effect on crowds that day? We've thrown together a last minute trip to HW on that day.
Besides the industry people who are coming, I know of perhaps 20-30 people making special trip just for Golden Ticket ceremony. I don't think that will have any effect on the crowds.
Technically, every voting poll that exists is a biased picks.
Oh, BTW I got a Golden Ticket survey, however, I failed to fill it out, and return it. I've been getting the survey for about 3 years now, and this is the 1st time I failed to respond. Hopefully, this won't take me out of consideration for next years poll.
Aww, damn! I was looking forward to some sort of cascading river, and I thought that "Joan Rivers" would have been a perfect name! Hopefully they'll put some slides around Bahari River, that area looked pretty sprawling for a standalone lazy river.
I said the same thing at another forum. Bahari River is so huge, yet empty and uneventful. I felt led to believe that the river itself would be like Hubba Hubba Highway at Water Country USA, (which is a very high-powered lazy river that's current drug me, (at 220lbs.) right down the river), that ride was awesome! BR? Not so much.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I truly believe the purpose of BR was to make a themed overflow area for the waterpark. That place can get very cramped at times, and BR would give the crowds more space to spread out. I don't think the Koch's are quite done with that area yet though. I think it'll get more activities added to it to really liven it up.
With my vast expertise in coaster enthusiast fashions I'll be doing the red carpet commentary. I expect to see plenty of coaster shirts, cargo shorts and every enthusiasts accessory of choice; the fanny pack.