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Since 1998, Amusement Today has held an annual event to award notable amusement parks that stand out from the rest. Winners are chosen by vote, with hundreds of experienced coaster enthusiasts sending in their ballots each year. Last night, the awards were revealed at Lake Compounce, featuring categories like Best Park, Best New Ride, and Top 25 Steel Roller Coasters. Let's take a look at the 2017 winners of the Golden Ticket Awards.
Twisted Cyclone
Last month, Six Flags Over Georgia announced that their classic wooden coaster, Georgia Cyclone, would be going away forever. In a pattern we've all come to recognize, the park came back today with the news that the ride will return next year as Twisted Cyclone—an IBox coaster from Rocky Mountain Construction.
Last week, Cedar Fair's parks made their announcements for next year's new attractions. With Cedar Point, Kings Dominion, Knott's, and California's Great America each getting a major new roller coaster, 2018 is sure to be a big year for the chain. Let's take a look at what each Cedar Fair park will be adding next year.
Time Traveler
This week Silver Dollar City revealed their revolutionary new ride—the world's tallest, fastest, and steepest spinning coaster. Time Traveler is the first Xtreme Spinning Coaster from Mack Rides, meaning it will be able to complete inversions and launches not found on a traditional spinning coaster.
Twisted Timbers
Kings Dominion has been hard at work transforming their old wooden coaster into a stunning hybrid from Rocky Mountain Construction. Keeping Hurler's old layout, the park has intensified the ride's airtime hills, added overbanked turns and inversions, and given the ride a new name: Twisted Timbers.
Steel Vengeance
Ever since Cedar Point began transforming Mean Streak into a wild new Rocky Mountain Construction hybrid, we've been patiently waiting to hear the full details on the new coaster. Now, the park has made their official announcement, revealing a towering IBox coaster called Steel Vengeance.