Amusement Today held their annual Golden Ticket Awards ceremony last night at SeaWorld San Diego. The Golden Ticket Awards, in case you didn't know, is an annual awards show for the best parks and rides nominated by chosen "amusement park experts" located around the world. Think of it like the Oscar Academy Awards, but for amusement parks! Categories include best amusement park, best water park, best steel/wooden coaster, best new ride of 2014 (amusement/water park), and more.
Here are the winners in the water park categories:
- Best Water Park: Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort, New Braunfels, Texas
- Best Waterpark Ride: Wildebeest at Splashin’ Safari, Santa Claus, Ind.
- Best New Ride of 2014 - Water Park: Verrückt, Schlitterbahn Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo.
- Best Indoor Waterpark: Schlitterbahn Galveston Island, Galveston, Texas