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Let's get ready for the 13th annual Theme Park Insider Awards

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Published: June 30, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Every year on the Fourth of July, we present the Theme Park Insider Awards, honoring the best of the world's theme park industry. This Friday, we will announce the winners of the 13th Annual Theme Park Insider Awards, and this year, we're doubling the number of categories.

Be sure to visit www.themeparkinsider.com/reviews and www.themeparkinsider.com/hotels today to rate all the attractions, restaurants, and hotels you've visited in the past year, so you can have your say in who wins this year's honors.

Tokyo DisneySea
Two-time defending champion for Best Theme Park: Tokyo DisneySea

Based on overall average reader ratings of locations with a minimum number of votes, we will present awards in the following categories:

  • Best Theme Park
  • Best New Attraction (official opening between July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014)
  • Best Themed Ride
  • Best Show
  • Best Roller Coaster
  • Best Full Service Restaurant
  • Best Quick Service Restaurant
  • Best On-site Hotel

Any Theme Park Insider reader may rate the attractions, restaurants, and hotels listed on the site, but you'll need to register if you'd like to leave a review on any of our listing pages. Registration is free and only takes a moment.

Also new this year, we will be announcing the winners first on our YouTube channel, so please subscribe to Theme Park Insider on YouTube today to be among the first to learn who wins this year's awards!

Readers' Opinions

From James Rao on June 30, 2014 at 7:01 PM
My opinion based solely upon my own personal experiences....

Best Theme Park - EPCOT

Best New Attraction (official opening between July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014) - I have not ridden any of the new ones yet, though I will ride Banshee in August

Best Themed Ride - Pirates of the Caribbean (Disneyland version)

Best Show - World of Color or Aladdin depending on what you mean by "show"

Best Roller Coaster - Outlaw Run (Silver Dollar City)

Best Full Service Restaurant - Mythos

Best Quick Service Restaurant - Flo's V8 Cafe

Best On-site Hotel - Royal Pacific

From Robert Niles on June 30, 2014 at 9:23 PM
Our definition of "show" is pretty much... if you remain seated or standing in the same place through the entire performance, it's a show. If you move, it's a ride.
From James Rao on June 30, 2014 at 10:12 PM
Then, World of Color it is.

Thanks for the clarification, sir!

From Bryce McGibeny on July 1, 2014 at 11:32 AM
Based on my personal beliefs:

Best Theme Park: Universal's Islands of Adventure

Best New Attraction: Outlaw Run

Best Themed Ride: Pirates of the Caribbean (DL)

Best Show: Universal's Horror Make-Up Show

Best Roller Coaster: Montu

Best Full Service Restaurant: Mythos

Best Quick Service Restaurant: Flame Tree Barbecue

Best On-site Hotel: Royal Pacific

From Sylvain Comeau on July 1, 2014 at 6:12 PM
I just hope that people will vote based on personal experience, not on reputation or watching videos on YouTube. If you've only seen a video, then you haven't experience the attraction.
From robert morris on July 1, 2014 at 7:02 PM
So is Hogsmeade Express eligible as guest could ride it on the 30th via the packages?
From Robert Niles on July 1, 2014 at 9:46 PM
We're going with official opening date, so, not for this year.

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