Happy that Universal Orlando gets recognition for a second straight year and also happy to see California Adventure come in third place. The park seems like it's come a long way already.
I also agree that the Grand Californian is just a spectacular hotel. Pricey beyond hell but you literally could not be more immersed in two of the best theme parks in the world.
I'm looking forward to Despicable Me, but next year's going to be tough in the Best New Attraction category with Transformers at Universal Studios in Singapore and Hollywood and Radiators Springs Racers in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure. And that's before we get all the official announcements of new coasters at the regional parks for next spring.
I'm really looking forward to next year!
My wife and I have dined there twice and each time the wait staff was horrible! Not mean or rude, just "Duh where do I go now George" horrible!
The food quality was a joke! Gino's Pizza on Orange Ave in Orlando is a THOUSAND times better than this crud. It was "Take and Bake" quality at best.
To add insult to insult...We ordered the "Kool Aid" mix of the day and both had refils and were charged like $5 for each refil of this swill.
Each time we pleaded our case with the Manager (not complained heatedly in front of people or threw a tourist fit) and each time we received a shrug and nothing off our check.
This place is TRASH in my book! First Disney ruined Alfredo's and now they created a Mouse Ear version of Domino's.
Either evil lightning struck twice for myself and my wife or something went terribly wrong with the voting!
Now that I'm thinking about it, I'll have to think about when I'm going over there next! It won't be tomorrow (it's supposed to be 103 degrees), though!
But, when you think about it, look at all of the changes over the past ten years.
Eisner and his cheapskate cohorts are gone.
California Adventure is becoming a real theme park.
IOA is finally a full day park.
Fantasyland is getting a much-needed upgrade.
and Six Flags may have actually figured out how to provide thrills and good customer service.
Its a good time to be a theme park enthusiast.
BTW. Congratulations on the site, Robert.
I feel so much more encouraged as a theme park fan than I did when we started these awards 10 years ago, for all the reasons that you mention. Here's hoping the improvements continue.