As the year begins to wind down, we take a look back at the great things that happened in the Amusement Industry. Lots of parks opened brand new attractions, and shows. Other parks kicked their services and fun levels all the way up. But which park did the best job at making sure that guests had the ultimate day? Over the next few weeks we’ll be breaking it down with our Thrill Weekly Poll and choosing exactly that. Which park was park of the year? You decide!
We’ve divided up the country into different regions. Each region has just about every park in that region nominated! At the end of the poll, the top two from each region will face off with the winners from the other regions. Two from each region will enter, but in the end only one park will be crowned Park of the Year.
This week we focus on the parks in Region Three. Region three consists of parks in the following states:
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
Whew! That’s a big region!
Last year’s Region Three winners were Cedar Point and Holiday World. Cedar Point went head to head with Dollywood in the battle for Park of the Year and almost won! This year you could see the America’s Roller Coast out for revenge! Holiday World is a little park that loves it’s guests and fans, they added some pretty big additions this year, and have announced some great additions for next. It’s really anyone’s game!
There are tons of great theme park destinations in the U.S. and unfortunately we can’t get to them all. If we have forgotten your favorite theme park destination, make sure to write it in on the “Other” ballot and we will consider it for nomination. If your favorite park is not in one of the states listed, do not nominate it…we’ll get to it in other polls!
Congratulations to all of the nominees! We recommend that all nominated parks and fans share on Twitter, Facebook and other Social Media outlets. This poll will determine the Park of the Year in Region Three and which two parks will move on to compete in our Finals for Park of the year for our annual “Thrill Weekly Awards” which are to be announced in January. The poll will be open until 11:59 p.m. EST on December 12th, 2012.
Good luck and have fun!