There are some other great online awards programs for parks, but the Readers' Choice Awards is the only one that focuses exclusively on new achievements in the previous year. Think of it as the Academy Awards or the People's Choice Awards for parks. There aren't any prizes for the winners, nor is there any boring awards ceremony -- just the bragging rights that come with getting recognized by the readers of one of the biggest networks on the Web.
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This is the second year that the Theme Parks site has participated in About.com's Readers Choice Awards. Do you want to know which parks got the nod for the first crop of awards? Check out last year's RCA results.
Voting is Over
- The Little Mermaid- Ariel's Undersea Adventure at Disney California Adventure
- Star Tours - The Adventures Continue at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios. (Note that the "sequel" that opened last year is substantially different from the original Star Tours and therefore qualifies as a "new" attraction.)
- Madagascar: A Crate Adventure at Universal Studios Singapore
- SkyScreamer at Six Flags St. Louis
- Barnstormer at Dollywood
- The Magic, The Memories and You! projection shows at Magic Kingdom.
- One Ocean at SeaWorld Orlando.
- Survivor Live at Six Flags New England
- Starlight Spectacular at Carowinds, Canada's Wonderland, and Kings Dominion.
- Neighborhood Street Party at Sesame Place
- Wooden Warrior at Quassy Amusement Park.
- Green Lantern at Six Flags Magic Mountain.
- Cheetah Hunt at Busch Gardens Tampa.
- Dare Devil Dive at Six Flags Over Georgia.
- New Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas. (Note that, while the 2011 ride shares a name and location with the original Texas Giant, it was changed substantially and therefore qualifies as a "new" roller coaster for the awards.)
- Constrictor at Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix
- La Chute at Jay Peak Indoor Water Park
- 360 Rush at Spring Valley Beach
- The Falls at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels
- Summit Tower at Calypso Waterpark
- Pretzel Sandwich at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
- Fried Green Tomato Sandwich at Adventureland in Disneyland Park
- Waffle Sandwiches at Sleepy Hollow in Liberty Square at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
- Hummus and Grilled Chicken Wrap at Morey's Raging Waters
- Knott's Scary Farm 2011
- Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights 2011
- Busch Gardens Tampa Howl-O-Scream 2011
- Universal Studios Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 21
- Terror on the Boardwalk at Morey's Piers
- Holiday Lights at Kennywood
- Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood
- Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas
- Christmas at The Holy Land Experience
- A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place