Park Honored for Entertainment, Food, Friendliness
Dollywood earned four “best of” awards, placed as a finalist in six additional categories and had attractions listed on Amusement Today’s annual Best Wooden Roller Coaster and Best Water Ride lists at the magazine’s 2014 Golden Ticket Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 6 at SeaWorld San Diego.
“It truly is an honor for Dollywood to win four more Golden Ticket Awards this year,” said Dolly Parton. “When I started dreaming up Dollywood all those years ago, even I couldn’t have imagined how much people would love it! We celebrate our 30th anniversary next year and these awards prove that our guests absolutely love what we’ve been doing for all these years. They also show how dedicated The Dollywood Company team is to giving our guests a great experience when they visit us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Dollywood’s four Golden Ticket Awards include:
•Best Food, for a third consecutive season.
•Friendliest Park, another third consecutive win.
•Best Shows, Dollywood’s sixth consecutive victory in this category.
•Best Christmas Event, the only park to ever earn this award, Dollywood celebrates its seventh consecutive win.
Dollywood also ranked in six additional categories:
•Best Park, third place.
•Best Waterpark for Dollywood’s Splash Country, third place.
•Cleanest Park, second place.
•Best Wooden Coaster for Dollywood’s Thunderhead, fifth place.
•Best Water Ride for Dollywood’s Mountain Slidewinder, fifth place.
•Best Landscaping, fourth place.
According to an official with Amusement Today no park has been a finalist in ten categories in a single season.