Which new attractions will win the 2017 Theme Park Insider Awards?
On July 4, 2017, Theme Park Insider will announce the winners of the 16th annual Theme Park Insider Awards
, honoring the best in the world's theme park industry.
Determined by the collective ratings of ThemeParkInsider.com readers, the Theme Park Insider Awards will honor your top choices in the following categories:
- Best Theme Park
- Best Theme Park Hotel
- Best Theme Park Table Service Restaurant
- Best Theme Park Counter Service Restaurant
- Best Hotel Restaurant
- Best New Attraction
- Best New Roller Coaster (if a roller coaster is not the Best New Attraction)
- Best New Show (if a show is not the Best New Attraction)
And for the first time, given how many new parks have opened in the past 12 months, we will announce a winner in the Best New Theme Park category, too.
Attractions that opened officially between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 at theme parks listed on ThemeParkInsider.com are eligible in the "Best New" categories. All locations must receive a minimum number of ratings from Theme Park Insider readers to be considered for the awards. The winners in each category will be the eligible location with the highest average reader rating and at least the minimum number of ratings.
Because the winners in each category are determined by you, our Theme Park Insider readers, we need to get your ratings recorded now, so that we can tally the results. If you have visited a park in the past 12 months, please go to themeparkinsider.com/reviews and themeparkinsider.com/hotels and follow the links there to rate any attractions, restaurants, and hotels you have visited.
We especially would like to draw your attention to the many notable new attractions that have opened since July 1, 2016. If you've visited any of these locations, please follow the links below to submit a rating. And if you register for Theme Park Insider and log in, you may leave a written review and submit photos for each location, too.
Last year's winners included six-time champion Tokyo DisneySea for best theme park, Shanghai Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean Battle for the Sunken Treasure for best new attraction, and Universal Orlando's Portofino Bay Hotel for best hotel.
The fine print for this year's honors: Readers may submit only one rating/review per location. Clones of previous attractions are not eligible for the Best New Attraction awards. Readers who attempt to spam the ratings with noting but votes of "Perfect" and "Intolerable," instead of voting across the spectrum of possibilities, will have their ratings deleted. (I was a stats major in college — I know standard deviation and am not afraid to use it!) Finally, please do not rate locations you have not visited.
Thank you for being part of the Theme Park Insider community, and thank you for helping to make the site a wonderful planning resource by participating in our reader ratings and reviews!
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The crash and burn of Volcano Bay would lead one to believe that Motiongate Dubai picks up the win.
I have strong opinions about that comment. :^)
Volcano Bay wasn't a crash and burn, it's just not finished yet. It'll be fully up and running soon. Maybe management should consult a builder or two before announcing an opening date?
Actually, the biggest fix did happen overnight - when Universal ended the "clone queue" for getting an Aqua Coaster return time in addition to another slide. Now, it's just one virtual queue at a time. (Though you can ride anything marked "ride now" without losing your place in a line.)
Good news! Hopefully it will remedy VB's 2.5 out of 5 stars average currently posted on both Yelp and TripAdvisor.
The salt is strong with this one
Can we get Illuminations at DLP a mention in the Night Show category?
FOP is a lock to win Best New Attraction.
At UO ... Volcano Bay is at capacity.
Yelp?? HAHA oh man. When I want to really know the quality of something I always turn to the trusted consumers on Yelp to help guide me. Give me a break. Did someone at Universal hurt you TH?
eonbroadway, because I brain-farted again? Actually, as I was pasting in Once Upon a Time, I was thinking Happily Ever After. But they're both on there now.
Laugh all you want *Barry." I spent a couple of hours in line at FOP today and listened to two families complain about Volcano Bay. A friend who was on the project through February talked to me this week and asked "What's the deal with all the problems at Volcano Bay?" That's the reputation that is developing. Parking for VB $20. Parking at Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach free. And you don't have to ride a bus to get to the park. Big swing and a miss "Barry!"
TH Creative -- you're developing a reputation as well, as a Universal hater and troll. Universal Volcano Bay being at capacity is a good thing -- the park is in demand. They will improve of course, and it is currently the best water park in Orlando.
TH Creative- Swing and miss? How about the park reaching capacity almost everyday? Or the rumored BB expansion pad? Or the rumor of VB sometimes saw attendance greater than TL & BB combined some days? Its a high demand park; sometimes, Disney fanatics have to give credit.
^^^^ NOTE !
HAHAHA! You are just adorable "TH"
TH- The rumored capacity VB is on right now is about 6000. The same for Disneys waterparks. Swing and miss? I think not.
The extraordinary category should be named "New regional, irrelevant theme park" as MG Dubai or FL are in fact ;)
All I'm going to say towards all of TH Creative's comments is this...
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