Have you submitted ratings for this year's new theme park attractions?
In less than a month, we'll know the winner of the 2011 Theme Park Insider Award
for Best New Attraction. But before we can determine the winner, we need you to rate and review all the new rides and shows you've been on in the past 12 months.
The Theme Park Insider Award for Best New Attraction is open to all theme park rides and shows that opened to the public between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. The ride or show must be included in a park's regular admission fee and be either a new attraction or a substantial revamp of an existing one. Clones of attractions that debuted before July 1, 2010 are not eligible.
Last year's landslide Best New Attraction winner was Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.
Below I've listed 15 eligible new attractions. If you've been on any of them, please click to submit your rating for that attraction. Please do not submit ratings for any attractions you've not personally experienced.
When rating attractions, remember that "perfection" should be reserved only for an attraction that is the very best in the industry today, for which there is not better ride or show anywhere. If a ride is average compared with other rides and shows you've experienced this year, then use that rating. Go a little higher for slightly better-than-average rides and shows, and lower for worse-than-average ones.
Here are this year's leading major-park contenders:
If I've missed a major new attraction from the past 12 months, please let me know in the comments and I'll add it to the list.
I don't know if you will be able to include Mach Tower on this year's list. It was suppose to open on May 27th, but that got delayed. The rumor now is that it may not open until the 4th of July weekend.
Cheetah Hunt has got to get it. New exhibit, renovated skyride, and a multilaunch coaster. Very impressive project. But I imagine the disney crowd will be pulling for Star Tours. As for Mach Tower, that ride is just having some issues with the braking apparently. Something like they ran a full test and the brakes didn't slow the ride enough for a safe landing is what I heard. Interesting, but apparently it's a new carriage design for Moser. Someone messed up somewhere.
Robert: I've always found the timing of this a little odd since conceivably an attraction could open late June - have little time for audiences to experience it and vote on it and therefore and never have a shot at winning, even if it were an awesome groundbreaking attraction.
No sweat, Todd. Great comment.
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