With high-profile debuts such as New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom, Cars Land at the refreshed Disney California Adventure, Transformers at Universal Studios Hollywood, Despicable Me, 2012 was a humdinger of a year for theme parks. And there were also some great new coasters, water park rides, and all kinds of other exciting stuff. Let's celebrate the incredible year that was as we kick off About.com's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards for theme parks and water parks, which kinda like the Academy Awards, honor the best achievements in the previous year.
Starting today, you can nominate your favorites in eight categories, including Best New Theme Park Attraction of 2012, Best New Roller Coaster of 2012, and Best Theme Park Halloween Event of 2012. There are two new best restaurant categories as well. Links to the nomination forms and all of the info is available on the 2013 Readers Choice Awards for Theme Parks and Water Parks.