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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.

2006 Park Awards
  • Best Park: 1. Cedar Point 2. Blackpool Pleasure Beach 3. Knoebels
  • Cleanest Park: Holiday World
  • Friendliest Park: Holiday World
  • Best Landscaping: Busch Gardens Williamsburg
  • Best Children's Park: Legoland California
  • Best Shows: Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • Best Food: Knoebels
  • Best Kid's Area: Kings Island
  • Park with Best Dark Ride: Islands of Adventure
  • Park with Best Water Ride: Islands of Adventure

  • Top 25 Steel Roller Coasters
    Rank Roller Coaster Amusement Park Year
    1 Bizarro Six Flags New England
    Agawam, United States
    2000
    2 Millennium Force Cedar Point
    Sandusky, United States
    2000
    3 Magnum XL-200 Cedar Point
    Sandusky, United States
    1989
    4 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure
    Jackson, United States
    2001
    5 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg
    Williamsburg, United States
    1999
    6 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park
    Hassloch, Germany
    2001
    7 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood
    West Mifflin, United States
    2001
    8 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa
    Tampa, United States
    1996
    9 Goliath Six Flags Over Georgia
    Austell, United States
    2006
    10 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point
    Sandusky, United States
    2003
    11 Raging Bull Six Flags Great America
    Gurnee, United States
    1999
    12 Ride of Steel Darien Lake
    Darien Center, United States
    1999
    13 SheiKra Busch Gardens Tampa
    Tampa, United States
    2005
    14 Raptor Cedar Point
    Sandusky, United States
    1994
    15 Steel Force Dorney Park
    Allentown, United States
    1997
    16 Nemesis Alton Towers
    Alton, United Kingdom
    1994
    17 Alpengeist Busch Gardens Williamsburg
    Williamsburg, United States
    1997
    18 Dragon Challenge (Chinese Fireball) Islands of Adventure
    Orlando, United States
    1999
    19 Mind Bender Six Flags Over Georgia
    Austell, United States
    1978
    20 X2 Six Flags Magic Mountain
    Valencia, United States
    2001
    21 Incredible Hulk Islands of Adventure
    Orlando, United States
    1999
    21* Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa
    Tampa, United States
    1993
    23 Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags America
    Largo, United States
    2000
    24 Goliath Six Flags Magic Mountain
    Valencia, United States
    2000
    25 Volcano: The Blast Coaster Kings Dominion
    Doswell, United States
    1998
    * tie

    Top 25 Wooden Roller Coasters
    Rank Roller Coaster Amusement Park Year
    1 Thunderhead Dollywood
    Pigeon Forge, United States
    2004
    2 Voyage Holiday World
    Santa Claus, United States
    2006
    3 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce
    Bristol, United States
    2000
    3* Hades 360 Mt. Olympus Theme Park
    Wisconsin Dells, United States
    2005
    5 Phoenix Knoebels
    Elysburg, United States
    1985
    6 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure
    Muskegon, United States
    1998
    7 Raven Holiday World
    Santa Claus, United States
    1995
    8 Beast Kings Island
    Kings Mill, United States
    1979
    9 Legend Holiday World
    Santa Claus, United States
    2000
    10 Lightning Racer Hersheypark
    Hershey, United States
    2000
    11 Hellcat Timber Falls Adventure Park
    Wisconsin Dells, United States
    2004
    12 GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm
    Buena Park, United States
    1999
    13 El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure
    Jackson, United States
    2006
    14 Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas
    Arlington, United States
    1990
    15 Rampage Alabama Adventure
    Bessemer, United States
    1998
    16 Cyclone Coney Island's Luna Park
    Brooklyn, United States
    1927
    17 Tremors Silverwood Theme Park
    Athol, United States
    1999
    18 Cornball Express Indiana Beach
    Monticello, United States
    2001
    19 Thunderbolt Kennywood
    West Mifflin, United States
    1968
    20 Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend
    Bowling Green, United States
    2006
    20* Ozark Wildcat Celebration City
    Branson, United States
    2003
    22 Comet Great Escape
    Lake George, United States
    1994
    23 Colossos Heide Park
    Soltau, Germany
    2001
    24 Megafobia Oakwood Leisure Park
    Narberth, United Kingdom
    1996
    25 Aska Nara Dreamland
    Nara, Japan
    1998
    * tie



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