BRANSON, Mo., Sept. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following an international poll of hundreds of theme park insiders and ride enthusiasts, Silver Dollar City's new wood coaster Outlaw Run is bringing home the highly prestigious Golden Ticket Award for 'Best New Ride' in the theme park industry worldwide. Also, for the first time ever, the park was voted in the top ten Best Parks in the world. The Golden Ticket for Best New Ride was presented to the Branson, Missouri theme park by the awards host Amusement Today magazine Saturday night, September 7, at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, California, with hundreds of representatives of theme parks around the globe in attendance, including those from Silver Dollar City.
The ground-breaking wood coaster Outlaw Run also ranked high among all wood coasters worldwide, voted #7 on the list of the world's Top 50 Wood Coasters, which is another first for Silver Dollar City. Silver Dollar City garnered 8 top honors, including additional awards: #2 in Best Christmas Event, #3 in Friendliest Park, #4 in Best Shows, #4 in Best Food, and #5 in Cleanest Park.
The Golden Ticket Awards are considered a prestigious annual presentation by industry insiders and theme park aficionados. In addition to the American voters, Amusement Today invites a number of international voters to participate. Amusement Today oversees the process which seeks to define "Best of the Best" in the amusement industry by sending surveys to a database of well-traveled amusement park fans around the world – in balanced geographical regions – asking them to rate the "bests" in 25 categories.
Silver Dollar City, presenting seven world-class festivals, is open March through December. For more information: 800-831-4FUN or www.silverdollarcity.com.
SOURCE Silver Dollar City Inc.