Voting commences for the Golden Ticket Awards 2012

Ballots have been posted globally to industry experts and enthusiasts contributing to this year’s Golden Ticket Awards.

The annual event consists with a majority of voters coming from the United States, however an international panel will help contribute to proceedings this year.

Notable British nominees include Thorpe Park’s The Swarm for best new ride, Blackpool’s Valhalla and Spongebob’s Splash Bash for best water ride, and Alton Towers for ‘Best Landscaping’ and ‘Best Indoor Waterpark’.

Votes will be taken digitally online for the first time, with each participant receiving a unique code by post to use online. Whilst the majority of categories feature a set selection of entrants, both the ‘Top 10 Wood Coasters’ and ‘Top 10 Steel Coasters’ categories are open to each voters’ preferences.

The Golden Ticket Awards is a recognised award scheme within the theme park industry promoted by attractions magazine Amusement Today. Results are set to be announced at an event in Dollywood in the United States on 7-8 September this year.

Related News: Golden Ticket Awards UK Results 2011 – 19th September 2011