Golden Ticket Awards

The Golden Ticket Awards are one the most prestigous awards within the amusement park industry; they are compiled by the Amusement Today magazine. Several categories are awarded.

2018 Park Awards

Best Park: 1: Europa Park
2: Cedar Point
3: Knoebels
Cleanest Park: Holiday World
Friendliest Park: Dollywood
Best Landscaping: Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Best Children's Park: Idlewild Park
Best Shows: Dollywood
Best Food: Knoebels
Best Kid's Area: Kings Island
Park with Best Dark Ride: Disney's Hollywood Studios
Park with Best Water Ride: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Top 25 Steel Roller Coasters

Rank Roller Coaster Amusement Park Year
1 Fury 325 Carowinds
Charlotte, United States
2015
2 Millennium Force Cedar Point
Sandusky, United States
2000
3 Steel Vengeance Cedar Point
Sandusky, United States
2018
4 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park
Hassloch, Germany
2001
5 Superman the Ride Six Flags New England
Agawam, United States
2000
6 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Williamsburg, United States
1999
7 Iron Rattler Six Flags Fiesta Texas
San Antonio, United States
2013
8 Leviathan Canada's Wonderland
Vaughan, Ontario
2012
9 Maverick Cedar Point
Sandusky, United States
2007
10 Diamondback Kings Island
Kings Mill, United States
2009
11 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, United States
2001
12 Intimidator 305 Kings Dominion
Doswell, United States
2010
13 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood
West Mifflin, United States
2001
14 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point
Sandusky, United States
1989
15 Taron Phantasialand
Bruhl, Germany
2016
16 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point
Sandusky, United States
2003
17 Mako SeaWorld Orlando
Orlando, United States
2016
18 Time Traveler Silver Dollar City
Branson, United States
2018
19 Blue Fire Europa Park
Rust, Germany
2009
20 Nemesis Alton Towers
Alton, United Kingdom
1994
21 Helix Liseberg
Gothenburg, Sweden
2014
22 Intimidator Carowinds
Charlotte, United States
2010
23 New Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas
Arlington, United States
2011
24 Twisted Colossus Six Flags Magic Mountain
Valencia, United States
2015
25 Mind Bender Six Flags Over Georgia
Austell, United States
1978
* tie

Top 25 Wooden Roller Coasters

Rank Roller Coaster Amusement Park Year
1 Phoenix Knoebels
Elysburg, United States
1985
2 El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, United States
2006
3 Voyage Holiday World
Santa Claus, United States
2006
4 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce
Bristol, United States
2000
5 Beast Kings Island
Kings Mill, United States
1979
6 Lightning Rod Dollywood
Pigeon Forge, United States
2016
7 Outlaw Run Silver Dollar City
Branson, United States
2013
8 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer Park
Erie, United States
2008
9 Gold Striker California's Great America
Santa Clara, United States
2013
10 Thunderhead Dollywood
Pigeon Forge, United States
2004
11 Mystic Timbers Kings Island
Kings Mill, United States
2017
12 Lightning Racer Hersheypark
Hershey, United States
2000
13 GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm
Buena Park, United States
1999
14 Balder Liseberg
Gothenburg, Sweden
2003
15 Thunderbolt Kennywood
West Mifflin, United States
1968
16 Wodan Timbur Coaster Europa Park
Rust, Germany
2012
17 Wildfire Kolmården
Norrköping, Sweden
2016
18 Raven Holiday World
Santa Claus, United States
1995
19 Goliath Six Flags Great America
Gurnee, United States
2014
20 Jack Rabbit Kennywood
West Mifflin, United States
1921
21 Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Santa Cruz, United States
1924
21* Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure
Muskegon, United States
1998
23 Legend Holiday World
Santa Claus, United States
2000
24 White Lightning Fun Spot America
Orlando, United States
2013
25 Troy Toverland
Sevenum, Netherlands
2007
* tie