Vote of the week: Your pick for best new attraction of 2009?
Written by Robert Niles
I know I shouldn't play favorites like this, but my favorite category in the annual Theme Park Insider Awards is the Best New Attraction honor. It's the one award that's guaranteed to change every year, and honors a great new ride or show that deserves the public's support.Tweet
With the industry hurting this year, along with the entire economy, I know that the attention given to this year's winner after the announcement on the Fourth of July weekend will provide a welcome boost to a deserving theme park. But which will it be?
Based on initial reader ratings, I've selected the top five new attraction debuts from the past 12 months. The reader ratings submitted on these new attractions' Theme Park Insider listing pages before June 20 will determine the winner. But I want to get some discussion going about these new rides (and show). Here are several links to the five finalists, including their listing pages, as well as features we've written about these attractions, here on the Blog Flume.
Listing pages (Submit ratings here for ones you've experienced):
Theme Park Insider reviews (Read about them, and sometimes watch):
If you've been fortunate enough to experience any of these attractions, I hope that you will click through on those listing pages and submit a rating and comment. (If you have not been, please do not submit a rating on an attraction you've not experienced first-hand.)
Whether you've been yet on any of these or not, I'd love to hear your initial impressions, based on what you've read or seen here on TPI or elsewhere. So let's put it to a vote, shall we?
Break down this year's race for Best New Attraction by submitting your expert analysis in the comments, please. And have a great weekend!
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