Busch Gardens Europe wins 2006 Theme Park Insider Award as 'World's Best Theme Park'
Published: July 2, 2006 at 3:47 PM
The awards, presented annually by ThemeParkInsider.com, are based on votes over the previous 12 months by the site's more than 12,000 registered members, in all 50 states and more than 80 countries.
The win by the former Busch Gardens Williamsburg marks the first for a Busch theme park in the top award, which in the contest's first four years was captured by theme parks from Universal and Disney.
The Williamsburg park's 3D dark ride Curse of DarKastle won last year's Theme Park Insider Award for "World's Best New Theme Park Attraction."
This year, that honor goes to Expedition Everest at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Everest is a highly-themed roller coaster attraction that has won praise for its mix of thrills and story-telling.
Two repeat winners round out this year's honors.