Last call for reader ratings in the 2013 Theme Park Insider Awards
We'd like to issue a last call and invitation for Theme Park Insider readers to rate the attractions, restaurants and hotels they've visited in the past year, before we announce the 12th annual Theme Park Insider Awards
next week. Your ratings determine the winners of those awards, which include four categories:
- Best Theme Park
- Best Hotel
- Best Restaurant
- Best New Attraction
Last year's Theme Park Insider Award winner for Best New Attraction: Transformers: The Ride at Universal Studios Singapore and Hollywood
Attractions that opened officially since July 1, 2012 that are not clones of previously considered attractions are eligible in the Best New Attraction category. Table-service restaurants located inside a park's gates are eligible for Best Restaurant, and official, on-site hotels affiliated with a park will be considered for Best Hotel. You can find the complete list of theme parks available for rating and reviews by following the "Park Guides" link at the top of the page. Follow "Hotel Reviews" to rate our listed on-site hotels, too.
Obviously, readers' ratings over the past 11+ months already have moved a handful of eligible locations in position to challenge for these awards. Here, for your convenience, are links to the top contenders in the hotel, restaurant and new attraction categories. Please rate only the ones you've experienced in the past year, but please do rate all of those. We want these awards to reflect the informed consensus of the Theme Park Insider community. And please do spread the word to others you know who've experienced some of these great destinations. We'd like to consider their views, too!
Best New Attraction
We will announce the winners of this year's Theme Park Insider Awards on Thursday, July 4.
My personal favorite hotel is Royal Pacific Resort. Wish it could get some more votes.
Royal Pacific is nice and so is Portofino, but the Hard Rock is where the fun is at... Fourth year in a row for us on July 24th.
Anyone surprised Be Our Guest is not nominated for Best Restaurant?
Portofino Hotel Resort...Perfection.
In light of the recent refurb and updating of the Timber Mountain Log Ride at Knott's Berry Farm, maybe next year you could include a category for best ride refurbishment. Although it wouldn't be easy based on existing reader ratings to determine that.
Shouldn't Antarctica be listed as a choice?
Outlaw Run, baby! It is top dawg, fo'sho'! (Although Mystic Manor does look pretty swell...)
Where's Bay Lake Tower? :-( If I could vote for it, I'd give it a 12! It was absolutely wonderful, and I'd live there if I could! (Maybe someday when I win the lottery...)
What about Antarctica or Iron Rattler?
How do you vote for best theme park??
I didn't list Antarctica, because it's so far back at this point that it really doesn't have a prayer of winning. Iron Rattler technically was a refurb, though the point about doing an award for that is well taken.
Just as long as Antarctica at least gets a chance in the Tournament next year, I'll be fine with the omission for best new ride.
Let me guess... Best theme park is Tokyo DisneySea. We are on Theme Park Insider after all, hahaha.
Along with the ride refurbishment category being added,
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