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The 2009 Third Annual Warner Awards Results


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Poll: The 3rd Annual Warner Awards (53 member(s) have cast votes)

1. Best Ride (Non Roller Coaster):

  1. Posted Image Big Wheel (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  2. Posted Image Buccaneer (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  3. Posted Image Carousel (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Posted Image Congo Rapids (4 votes [7.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.55%

  5. Posted Image Enchanted Teacups (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Posted Image Jolly Roger (1 votes [1.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

  7. Posted Image Parachutes (1 votes [1.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

  8. Posted Image Posted Image Saw Mill Log Flume (15 votes [28.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.30%

  9. Posted Image Posted Image Skyride (15 votes [28.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.30%

  10. Posted Image Posted Image Twister (11 votes [20.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.75%

2. Best Roller Coaster:

  1. Posted Image Batman The Ride (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Posted Image Bizarro (2 votes [3.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.77%

  3. Posted Image Blackbeard's Lost Treasure Train (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Posted Image Dark Knight Coaster (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Posted Image Posted Image El Toro (24 votes [45.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.28%

  6. Posted Image Great American Scream Machine (1 votes [1.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

  7. Posted Image Posted Image Kingda Ka (8 votes [15.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.09%

  8. Posted Image Posted Image Nitro (10 votes [18.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.87%

  9. Posted Image Rolling Thunder (4 votes [7.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.55%

  10. Posted Image Runaway Mine Train (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Posted Image Skull Mountain (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  12. Posted Image Superman Ultimate Flight (1 votes [1.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

3. Best Upcharge Ride or Attraction:

  1. Posted Image Posted Image Dare Devil Dive (33 votes [62.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 62.26%

  2. Posted Image Posted Image Eruption (11 votes [20.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.75%

  3. Posted Image Posted Image Great American Road Race (8 votes [15.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.09%

  4. Posted Image Turbo Bungy (1 votes [1.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

4. Best Themed Attraction:

  1. Posted Image Posted Image Bizarro (9 votes [16.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.98%

  2. Posted Image Congo Rapids (2 votes [3.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.77%

  3. Posted Image Posted Image Dark Knight Coaster (16 votes [30.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.19%

  4. Posted Image Posted Image El Toro (9 votes [16.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.98%

  5. Posted Image Posted Image Kingda Ka (9 votes [16.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.98%

  6. Posted Image Runaway Mine Train (4 votes [7.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.55%

  7. Posted Image Skull Mountain (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  8. Posted Image Superman Ultimate Flight (1 votes [1.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

5. Best Attraction Sign:

  1. Posted Image Posted Image Bizarro (29 votes [54.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 54.72%

  2. Posted Image Buccaneer (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Posted Image Congo Rapids (1 votes [1.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

  4. Posted Image Enchanted Tea Cups (1 votes [1.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

  5. Posted Image Jolly Roger (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Posted Image Posted Image Kingda Ka (9 votes [16.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.98%

  7. Posted Image Nitro (1 votes [1.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

  8. Posted Image Saw Mill Log Flume (2 votes [3.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.77%

  9. Posted Image Superman Ultimate Flight (4 votes [7.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.55%

  10. Posted Image Posted Image Twister (6 votes [11.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.32%

6. Best Attraction Lighting:

  1. Posted Image Posted Image Big Wheel (44 votes [83.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 83.02%

  2. Posted Image Buccaneer (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Posted Image Carousel (1 votes [1.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

  4. Posted Image Posted Image Fantasy Fling (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  5. Posted Image Posted Image Great American Scream Machine (2 votes [3.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.77%

  6. Posted Image Posted Image Parachutes (2 votes [3.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.77%

  7. Posted Image Skull Mountain (1 votes [1.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

7. Best Attraction to ride at Night:

  1. Posted Image Big Wheel (5 votes [9.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.43%

  2. Posted Image Bizarro (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  3. Posted Image Buccaneer (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Posted Image Carousel (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Posted Image Congo Rapids (1 votes [1.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

  6. Posted Image Fantasy Fling (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Posted Image Great American Scream Machine (1 votes [1.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

  8. Posted Image Posted Image Kingda Ka (6 votes [11.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.32%

  9. Posted Image Log Flume (4 votes [7.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.55%

  10. Posted Image Parachutes (2 votes [3.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.77%

  11. Posted Image Posted Image Nitro (21 votes [39.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.62%

  12. Posted Image Runaway Train (2 votes [3.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.77%

  13. Posted Image Posted Image Skyride (8 votes [15.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.09%

8. Best Remaining Original Attraction:

  1. Posted Image Big Wheel (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  2. Posted Image Carousel (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Posted Image Posted Image Log Flume (Saw Mill Log Flume) (17 votes [32.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.08%

  4. Posted Image Posted Image Runaway Mine Train (8 votes [15.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.09%

  5. Posted Image Posted Image Skyride (21 votes [39.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.62%

  6. Posted Image Super Round Up (Fantasy Fling) (4 votes [7.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.55%

9. Best Show:

  1. Posted Image Get Ready to Wiggle (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Posted Image Posted Image Glow in the Park Parade (10 votes [18.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.87%

  3. Posted Image Looney Tunes Talent Show (1 votes [1.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

  4. Posted Image Posted Image Saturday Night Lights (31 votes [58.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 58.49%

  5. Posted Image Posted Image Shiver Me Flippers (6 votes [11.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.32%

  6. Posted Image Team Tiger (5 votes [9.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.43%

10. Best Glow in the Park Float:

  1. Posted Image Posted Image Lead (5 votes [9.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.43%

  2. Posted Image Dragon (4 votes [7.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.55%

  3. Posted Image Posted Image Batman (13 votes [24.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.53%

  4. Posted Image Wiggles World (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Posted Image Looney Tunes (4 votes [7.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.55%

  6. Posted Image Posted Image Mr Six (27 votes [50.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.94%

11. Best Event:

  1. Posted Image Posted Image Virtual Army Experience (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  2. Posted Image Posted Image Fright Fest (43 votes [81.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 81.13%

  3. Posted Image Posted Image Riding with the Bull Coaster Celebration (6 votes [11.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.32%

  4. Posted Image Watermelon Pit Spitting Contest (1 votes [1.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

12. Best Fright Fest Attraction:

  1. Posted Image Posted Image Awakening (8 votes [15.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.09%

  2. Posted Image Posted Image Dead Man's Party (8 votes [15.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.09%

  3. Posted Image Elvira's Superstition (4 votes [7.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.55%

  4. Posted Image Haunted Midways (Lakefront Cemetery, Circus Psycho, etc.) (4 votes [7.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.55%

  5. Posted Image Posted Image Houdini's Great Escape (22 votes [41.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.51%

  6. Posted Image Hypnosteria (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Posted Image Posted Image Terror Trails (Escape from the Asylum, Demented Forest) (5 votes [9.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.43%

  8. Posted Image Voyage to Voodoo Island (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Posted Image Zambora (2 votes [3.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.77%

13. Best Themed Section:

  1. Posted Image Boardwalk (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  2. Posted Image Bugs Bunny National Park (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Posted Image Fantasy Forest (4 votes [7.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.55%

  4. Posted Image Posted Image Frontier Adventures (9 votes [16.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.98%

  5. Posted Image Posted Image Golden Kingdom/Balin's Jungleland (26 votes [49.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 49.06%

  6. Posted Image Looney Tunes Seaport (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Posted Image Main Street (1 votes [1.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

  8. Posted Image Lake Front (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Posted Image Posted Image Movietown (6 votes [11.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.32%

  10. Posted Image Plaza del Carnaval (4 votes [7.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.55%

  11. Posted Image Wiggles World (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

14. Best Children's Section:

  1. Posted Image Posted Image Balin's Jungleland (17 votes [32.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.08%

  2. Posted Image Posted Image Bugs Bunny National Park (18 votes [33.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.96%

  3. Posted Image Posted Image Looney Tunes Seaport (14 votes [26.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.42%

  4. Posted Image Posted Image Wiggles World (4 votes [7.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.55%

15. Best Restaurant Food:

  1. Posted Image Posted Image Best of the West Barbaque (25 votes [47.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.17%

  2. Posted Image Boardwalk Foodcourt (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  3. Posted Image Carnagie Deli (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Posted Image Granny's Country Kitchen (5 votes [9.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.43%

  5. Posted Image The Great Character Cafe (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  6. Posted Image Mama Flora's Cucina (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  7. Posted Image Posted Image Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs (6 votes [11.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.32%

  8. Posted Image Posted Image Panda Express (5 votes [9.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.43%

  9. Posted Image Ted's Cheesesteak (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

16. Best Restaurant Facility (Structure/décor/atmosphere):

  1. Posted ImagePosted Image Best of the West Barbaque (35 votes [66.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 66.04%

  2. Posted Image Boardwalk Foodcourt (1 votes [1.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

  3. Posted Image Carnagie Deli (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Posted Image Posted Image Granny's Country Kitchen (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  5. Posted Image Posted Image The Great Character Cafe (9 votes [16.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.98%

  6. Posted Image Mama Flora's Cucina (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Posted Image Posted Image Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  8. Posted Image Panda Express (2 votes [3.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.77%

  9. Posted Image Ted's Cheesesteak (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

17. Best Food or Snack Stand:

  1. Posted Image Backlot Beer Garden (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  2. Posted Image Posted Image Conestoga Wagon (13 votes [24.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.53%

  3. Posted Image Posted Image Cyber Cafe (9 votes [16.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.98%

  4. Posted Image Posted Image Johnny Rockets (near Fountain) (8 votes [15.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.09%

  5. Posted Image Johnny Rocket's/Papa Johns (near Wiggles World) (4 votes [7.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.55%

  6. Posted Image La Cocina (7 votes [13.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.21%

  7. Posted Image Looney Tunes Camp Kitchen (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Posted Image Outpost Grill (5 votes [9.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.43%

  9. Posted Image Papa Johns (near Fountain) (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  10. Posted Image Watering Hole (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Posted Image Yummy Yummy Cafe (1 votes [1.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

18. Best Name Brand Food:

  1. Posted Image Ben & Jerry's (4 votes [7.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.55%

  2. Posted Image Carnegie Deli (1 votes [1.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

  3. Posted Image Posted Image Coldstone Creamery (9 votes [16.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.98%

  4. Posted Image Posted Image Johnny Rockets (14 votes [26.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.42%

  5. Posted Image Posted Image Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs (15 votes [28.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.30%

  6. Posted Image Panda Express (7 votes [13.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.21%

  7. Posted Image Papa Johns (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

19. Best Game Facility:

  1. Posted Image Posted Image Boardwalk Games (30 votes [56.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 56.60%

  2. Posted Image Posted Image Dream Street Tents (8 votes [15.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.09%

  3. Posted Image Fantasy Forest Games (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Posted Image Fiesta Games (2 votes [3.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.77%

  5. Posted Image Posted Image Studio 28 (13 votes [24.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.53%

20. Best Game of Skill

  1. Posted Image Bell Ringer (8 votes [15.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.09%

  2. Posted Image Posted Image Ladder Climb (18 votes [33.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.96%

  3. Posted Image Paint Ball (4 votes [7.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.55%

  4. Posted Image Rock Climbing Wall (2 votes [3.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.77%

  5. Posted Image Posted Image Watergun Games (11 votes [20.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.75%

  6. Posted Image Posted Image Wizards & Dragons Castle Golf (10 votes [18.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.87%

21. Best Shop:

  1. Posted Image Attitudes (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  2. Posted Image Posted Image Balin's Bazaar (9 votes [16.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.98%

  3. Posted Image Daily Planet Gifts (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Posted Image El Mercado (2 votes [3.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.77%

  5. Posted Image Posted Image Justice League Headquarters (8 votes [15.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.09%

  6. Posted Image Kingdom Traders (6 votes [11.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.32%

  7. Posted Image Posted Image Looney Tunes Shoppe (8 votes [15.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.09%

  8. Posted Image Posted Image Main Street Market (10 votes [18.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.87%

  9. Posted Image M-porium (6 votes [11.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.32%

  10. Posted Image Six Flags Kids (1 votes [1.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

  11. Posted Image Wiggles World Shop (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

22. Best Hurricane Harbor Attraction:

  1. Posted Image Posted Image Bada Bing, Bada Bang, Bada Boom (6 votes [11.32%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.32%

  2. Posted Image Blue Lagoon (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  3. Posted Image Discovery Bay (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Posted Image Reef Runner Big Bambu (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  5. Posted Image Hurricane Mountain (5 votes [9.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.43%

  6. Posted Image Posted Image Taak It Ee Zee Creek (Lazy River) (12 votes [22.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.64%

  7. Posted Image Posted Image The Falls (18 votes [33.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.96%

  8. Posted Image The Village (2 votes [3.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.77%

  9. Posted Image The Winds (4 votes [7.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.55%

23. Best Wild Safari Attraction:

  1. Posted Image Posted Image African Plains (16 votes [30.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.19%

  2. Posted Image American Plains (2 votes [3.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.77%

  3. Posted Image Australia (5 votes [9.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.43%

  4. Posted Image Posted Image Bear Country (10 votes [18.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.87%

  5. Posted Image Elephants & Rhinos (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  6. Posted Image Posted Image Lion Kingdom (7 votes [13.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.21%

  7. Posted Image Baboon Village (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  8. Posted Image Posted Image Tigers Lair (7 votes [13.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.21%

24. Best New Feature or Improvement:

  1. Posted Image Big Wheel rehab (5 votes [9.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.43%

  2. Posted Image Posted Image Bizarro/Medusa redo (13 votes [24.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.53%

  3. Posted Image Boardwalk Foodcourt (2 votes [3.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.77%

  4. Posted Image Carousel rehab (3 votes [5.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.66%

  5. Posted Image Cyber Cafe (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Posted Image Posted Image Reopening Houdini (10 votes [18.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.87%

  7. Posted Image M-porium (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Posted Image Mr Six float added to GITP (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Posted Image Parachute Tower rehab (4 votes [7.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.55%

  10. Posted Image Posted Image Saturday Night Lights (15 votes [28.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.30%

  11. Posted Image Xploratorium (1 votes [1.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.89%

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 01:32 PM

And the 2009 winners are....


We would like to thank everyone who participated in our 3rd Annual GreatAdventureHistory.com Warner Awards. For the first time this year we limited voting to just register members of our site and we had the best voter turnout in the three years that we have been celebrating Great Adventure's "Bests". Now on to the results according to our members ....



Starting with the rides, taking first place for the Best Ride (Non Coaster) with 29% of the votes was the Skyride, followed closely by the Log Flume at 27%, with Twister coming in third at 21%. The Skyride dethroned the Log Flume from the number one spot in 2008.

In the Best Coaster wars, El Toro, Nitro, and Kindga Ka have taken the first, second, and third spots for the third year in a row- at least GA fans are consistent! At 46% El Toro took in more than twice the number of votes as Nitro (at 19%), and three times the number of votes as Ka at 15%. This year's coaster re-do, Medusa ala Bizarro, tied Skull Mountain for 5th place coming in just behind Rolling Thunder.

While Bizarro didn't fair too well in the coaster races its huge sign nabbed the top Best Sign spot with 54% of the votes, forcing Kingda Ka's sign to drop to number two this year. Not going unnoticed, the new Twister sign was recognized with the third place trophy having secured 12% of the votes.

The Dark Knight won the Best Theming award for the second season since its debut with 31% of the vote. However, even with all its new bells and whistles, Bizarro only took in about half the number of votes placing it in a tie with El Toro for second place.

Landing the largest number of votes in any of the ride categories was the Big Wheel's runaway win in the Best Lighting competition. The new LED light package pulled in 83% of the votes allowing it to retain its top spot and glow even brighter (with less energy!). And speaking of lights (or lack of), Nitro took top honors in the Best Ride at Night category with 40% of the votes followed by the Skyride with 15% and Kingda Ka at 12%.



Great Adventure's Best Original Ride from 1974 award was the Sky Ride with 40% of the votes with the Log Flume and Runaway Train ranked second and third. Lastly, in the Best Upcharge category, Dare Devil Dive retained its winning status with 63% of the votes followed by Eruption at 21%.

In the Entertainment and Shows department the new Saturday Night Lights fireworks was a smash hit with 58% of the Best Show votes. It displaced the Glow in the Park parade which slipped from number one to number two with 19% of the votes, down from 57% last year. Over 50% of guests elected Mr. Six's new 2009 ride as Best GITP Float blowing out the Cape Crusader's number two showing with 25% of the votes for the Batman float.

Not surprising, Fright Fest was picked as the Best Event for 2009 for the third year. The limited return of Houdini's Great Escape ranked as the Best Part of Fright Fest with 42% of our voters, surpassing the casted ballots for both The AWAKEning and Dead Man's Party combined.



Theming played a large part in how our members voted on their favorite sections of the park. Once again Great Adventure's Golden Kingdom ranked the highest with almost half of the voters taking Best Themed Section. However, Balin's Jungleland only tied this year with Bugs Bunny National Park for Best Children's Area honors. Last year it had a 12 point lead over second place. Balin's seemed to take a hit with the unfortunate removal of several of its children's rides.

When it comes to food, Best of the West Barbeque was the clear winner with 48% of votes being cast for it in the Best Restaurant Food category and 66% of guests voting it the nicest in the Best Restaurant Facility category. For the Best Food/Snack Stand award, the most votes were given to the Conestoga Wagon (25%) with the new for 2009 Cyber Café coming in second place with 17%. Nathans was picked as the Best Name-brand Food establishment with 29% followed closely by Johnny Rockets at 27%. Cold Stone Creamery came in third with 18% of the votes.



The Boardwalk area rounded up the largest number of votes as Best Games center with 56% followed by Movie Land's Studio 28 Arcade pulling in 25% of the votes. In the Best Games of Skill slot, the Ladder Game climbed to the top with more than a third of the votes followed by Water Gun games and Miniature Golf.

With 19%, Main Street Market cashed in as the #1 shopping location for the third year in a row as Best Shop. Balin's Bazaar came in second with 17% and the Justice League and Looney Tunes Shoppe tied for third with 15%.

Over in Hurricane Harbor, The Falls speed slides and Lazy River took the Best HH Attraction spots with 35% and 21% of votes, respectively. The same two attractions were voted one and two in 2008. It should be interesting to see if 2010's Tornado will rock the votes next year.

This year mirrored 2008 for the Wild Animal Safari Park. The African Plains section took the Best Safari Attraction award with 31% of the voters followed by Bear Country with 19%. The Tiger's Lair section, with 13%, tied the Lion Kingdom for the third most popular area.



And that brings us to our top award – the Best New Attraction/Feature for 2009:

- With just over 19% of the votes third place went to the reintroduction of Houdini's Great Escape. Not bad considering that this ride was open for only a month during Fright Fest! This clearly shows that park patrons view this ride as an important component of their Six Flags experience.

- Coming in second was 2009's "new" ride Bizarro with 25% of the votes. Usually a major "new" attraction, especially when it is a roller coaster, blows out the competition. However this year the top winner was a force to be reckoned with which filled a void in the park's entertainment offerings.... (drum roll please)......

- We are proud to recognize Saturday Night Lights as Great Adventure's Best New Attraction/Feature for 2009! The show easily speaks for itself and we are thrilled that it will be returning for 2010. It definitely is a world-class winner!

And before we wrap up, as is tradition, let's take a look back at those attractions that we have lost for the 2009 season. They will be missed.

Click HERE for the "In Memoriam" tribute video.


Once again, thanks for voting and making your opinions known. We will see you in 2011 as we celebrate Great Adventure's Bests at the 4th Annual GreatAdventureHistory.com Warner Awards!

#2 29yrswithaGApass

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 08:10 PM

Comments welcomed! Did your favorites win?

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 09:03 PM

I'm kinda shocked by BIZARRO getting 1st place for best sign... huh.gif
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Posted 07 March 2010 - 11:30 PM

^ditto

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 11:45 PM

I can't believe Elephant/Rhino didn't win anything. That section has always been the most popular among Safari goers. The animals in that section were always the most entertaining in the early years. The bear sections would come in a close second tied with the baboon section. Cats sections show nothing but the cats sleeping. In the first years the Siberian tigers would at least keep you amused as they bit the tires of cars with dog piss on them! I am abit biased when it comes to elephant/rhino tho! smile.gif

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 06:06 PM

I think the Big Bamboo and Reef Runner would get first or second. There are always long lines for them. And some answers I completely disagreed with. I think the answers were ridiculous. I think most of them were off. 52.gif I mean what the censored.gif .
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 01:54 PM

I don't think we've seen the last of Bugaboo, the planes, and Fun Flotilla.
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