. The sixth annual awards, to be announced on the Fourth of July, will honor the world's best in four categories:Best Theme Park
The winners will be the eligible venues that receive the highest average rating in ThemeParkInsider.com's reader ratings. Click the links below to rate and review this year's new theme park attractions, if you have not already.
In addition, this year, I will be running polls on each of the TPI Award categories. The polls themselves will not determine the winner, but I'm interested to see what they say, as a "check" against TPI's normal methodology for computing attraction ratings. (I was a stats major in college, so I'm really into data. Call me a geek...)
On the poll, please vote for your favorite among the choices, if you believe that it is worthy of getting an award. If you don't care for any of the choices, vote for none of the above. If I've missed your favorite, select and fill in the write-in vote.
For best new attractions, only attractions that opened to the public between June 1, 2006 and May 31, 2007 are eligible. (So if Cedar Point's Maverick opens between now and next Thursday, I will add it to the list. Now added - Ed.) This is hardest list for me to keep track of, so if I've missed something obvious that you love, please use the write-in field to vote for it.
Finally, use the comments below to make your case for your favorite. Campaigning, here and on other websites, is always encouraged. ;-)
What is this year's best new theme park attraction?
Also: Best theme park restaurant
El Torro is a no-brainer. Easily the best new attraction. If you haven't had the chance to ride it, it's worth a trip up to New Jersey (along with Kingda Ka and Nitro).
Why is El Toro on this poll if it opened last year? Didnt it open before June?
Nope. El Toro actually opened mid-June. So it is eligible.
If you go on the cp blog that will tell you that the ride is all ready to go becuase the park manager and and important staff members rode it today and Maverick was all in check.
But just because a ride is ready to go, its not open until it makes a succesful run with visitors.
I'm voting for Maverick right now on the basis that, not only does it have decent theming, which most coasters on the list lack, but also that they invented a totally new inversion specifically for this ride. So not only did Cedar Point work their magic again and come up with another world class coaster, but they also brought something fresh to the world of coasters.
im gonna have to say Maverick and, I totally agree with Dustin.
FWIW, Kings Island's Firehawk is not on the list because it was previously open at Geauga Lake, so it is not a "new" attraction.
Well I have to say Journy to Atlantis......it's the only one I've ridden :D Anyone been on the Busch Gardens ride?
How come no mention of Renegade at ValleyFair??
Another vote for Renegade at Valleyfair!
I haven't been on all of these new attractions, but after riding El Toro last month, I find it hard to believe that any of them could top it. Griffon is excellent too, and I'm looking forward to Mystery Mine.
Griffon is the best one that I have ever ridden. I haven't been to all the parks listed, but Griffon is my favorite of all coasters. :)
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