Thrill Weekly Poll-Park of the Year 2013 Playoffs:Region Three


As the year is winding down, so is the theme park season. While some parks are open year round, others are closing their gates for a few months while the winter sets in. Either way, all parks are looking back at what they did this year, in hopes of having a huge crowd next year. While some parks opened new attractions, other parks kicked their customer service levels into high gear and left guests smiling and wanting to come back next year! Which park, however, did the best job all around? From guest services, to great attractions and shows, which park deserves the title of Park of the Year? For the next few weeks, we will be letting you decide, with our Park of the Year Playoffs!






We’ve broken the parks down by region. Each Region has a number of theme parks in it. No matter the number of states, we’ve broken it down so that each region has a similar amount of parks. The playoffs are simple: We’ve nominated every single park in a region. The top two parks that get the most votes from each region move on to the finals. The finals will be made up of eight finalists. The winner of the finals will be crowned the winner of the Fourth Annual Thrill Weekly Awards:The Best of 2013. The best part of the awards? You decide who wins!





This week we focus on the parks in Region Three. Region three consists of parks in the following states:

  • Kentucky
  • Ohio
  • Indiana
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Wisconsin
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • Kansas
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas

That’s a lot of ground to cover! The area, however, doesn’t have as many theme parks as our previous regions…still there are some great ones here!

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Last year, Ohio’s Twin Sister coaster parks, Kings Island and Cedar Point took home first and second place, respectively. Will Cedar Fair make another run at the finals this year? Will another Midwest park take the stroll into the finals instead?

It’s in your hands! Vote now and decide! Remember to come back every day to vote again!


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 Best Theme Park Food Destination of the Year in our annual “Thrill Weekly Awards” which are to be announced on January 6th, 2014. The poll will be open until 11:59 p.m. EST on November 5th, 2013.


Good luck and have fun!