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Kings Island Again Takes Top Honors for "Best Kids' Area in the World"
MASON -- For the 13th consecutive year, Kings Island amusement park received recognition for the Best Kids Area in the World at Amusement Today's annual Golden Ticket Awards held Saturday night in Santa Cruz, Calif.
The Planet Snoopy kids area at Kings Island features an elaborate collection of PEANUTS-themed rides and attractions for every age including four roller coasters, a live stage show, and meet-and-greet opportunities with PEANUTS characters.
The Beast ranked as the eighth-best wooden roller coaster. The ride opened in 1979 and still stands as the longest wooden roller coaster in the world at 7,359 feet.
The Golden Ticket Awards are the amusement industrys equivalent of the Oscars, with amusement park owners and managers, ride manufacturers, and other industry officials gathering to salute the industrys top parks. Winners were selected by amusement park enthusiasts, voting from around the world.
Amusement Today's Awards, by category:
Best Amusement Park: Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio
Best Waterpark: Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort, New Braunfels, Texas
Best Childrens Park: Idlewild and SoakZone, Ligonier, Pa.
Best Marine Life Park: SeaWorld Orlando, Orlando, Fla.
Best Seaside Park: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, Calif.
Best Wooden Coaster: Boulder Dash at Lake Compounce, Bristol, Conn.
Best Steel Coaster: Millennium Force at Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio
Best Kids Area: Kings Island, Kings Mills, Ohio
Friendliest Park: Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Cleanest Park: Holiday World & Splashin Safari, Santa Claus, Ind.
Best Halloween Event: Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando, Orlando, Fla.
Best Landscaping: Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Va.
Best Christmas Event: Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Best Food: TIE! Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg, Pa.
Best Shows: Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Best Outdoor Night Show Production: IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at Walt Disney Worlds Epcot, Orlando, Fla.
Best Water Ride: Dudley Do-Rights Ripsaw Falls at Universals Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Fla.
Best Waterpark Ride: Wildebeest at Splashin Safari, Santa Claus, Ind.
Best Dark Ride: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey at Universals Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Fla.
Best New Ride of 2013 Amusement Park: Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City, Branson, Mo.
Best New Ride of 2013 Waterpark: River Rush at Dollywoods Splash Country, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Best Carousel: Grand Carousel at Knoebels Amusement Resort, Elysburg, Pa.
Best Indoor Roller Coaster: Revenge of the Mummy at Universal Studios Orlando, Orlando, Fla.
Best Indoor Waterpark: Schlitterbahn Galveston Island, Galveston, Texas
Best Funhouse/Walk-Through Attraction: Noahs Ark at Kennywood, West Mifflin, Pa.
More information about Amusement Today's awards can be found at www.amusementtoday.com.
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