Kick-Off Time for the Fourth Annual Theme Park Insider Awards
More than 10,000 registered readers are eligible to pick the world's best among theme parks. What will you vote for?
Written by Robert Niles
Published: May 31, 2005 at 8:54 PM
It's the start of the summer high season for theme parks across the United States and Europe, which means that it is time again for the Theme Park Insider Awards.
This year's awards, the fourth annual, will be announced July 4, 2005. The world's top theme parks will compete in six categories, with the more than 10,000 registered members of ThemeParkInsider.com deciding the winners. The categories are:
Best Theme ParkUniversal's Islands of Adventure captured this award in the contest's first three years, but faces tough competition from Tokyo DisneySea and Busch Gardens Williamsburg this year.
Best Theme Park for KidsLegoland California is the two-time winner in this category and looks to overcome competition from Disney, Busch and Universal.
Best AttractionThe Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man is the three-time winner in this category, but can it hold off a challenge from Busch Garden's new Curse of DarKastle?
Best New AttractionIn addition to Curse of DarKastle, new coasters from Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags Great Adventure, Legoland California and Busch Gardens Tampa promise to challenge for this honor, which was won by Universal Orlando's Revenge of the Mummy last year.
Best Theme Park RestaurantMythos at Islands of Adventure has won this honor for the past two years, but Disney fans are rallying behind Cinderella's Royal Table at Walt Disney World.
Best Theme Park HotelDisneyland's Grand Californian is another two-time winner, but a surge in reservations over the past year is putting several other top-quality hotels in play for this award.
Register now to vote by rating and reviewing the attractions, restaurants and hotels listed throughout ThemeParkInsider.com. And use the space below to campaign on behalf of your favorites. Tell other TPI readers why your choices deserve to win!