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February 10, 2020

Award-Winning Rides & Attractions in Orlando for 2020

We thought we would concentrate on a round-up of award-winning rides and attractions in Orlando for 2020. After all, they have to be the best of the best to get some of these coveted awards for Best Ride, Best Theme Park etc

Top Of The List Of Award-Winning Rides In Orlando For 2020

Top of the list ofaward-winning rides in Orlando for 2020, and voted #1 Best New Amusement Park Attraction by USA Today Readers Choice is Sesame Street Land. Now open, it takes you into a furry world of friendly faces from this long-running educational Muppet Show. BTW, ifyou’re planning to visit Sesame Street Land as a family, check out the savings on a Family VIP Pass. It covers 5 guests and includes a prime reserved spot for the Sesame Street Party Parade, priority access for meet and greet, two souvenir photos with Elmo and friends and Quick Queue front-of-line access at Super Griver’s Box Car Derby. All this for $49.99 on top of regular park admission.

Best New Water Park Ride Golden Ticket award-winner by Amusement

Next up we have the Best New Water Park Ride Golden Ticket award-winner by Amusement Today. Ray Rush is a fully loaded wet, wild adventure with three times the fun. It promises three ways to splash, slide and soar with rafting fun for all the family. Part of Aquatica Orlando, staying cool has never been more entertaining!

Awards for International Association of Amusement Parks & Outstanding Achievement

Three more new rides were honored with awards by the International Association of Amusement Parks at the end of 2019. The Outstanding Achievement Award for Attractions went to Hagrid’s Magical creatures Motorbike Adventure at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park.

Some More Awards Catogories & the Winners

The Millennium Falcon Smuggler’s Run at Disney Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney Hollywood Studios was also recognized with an Outstanding Achievement Award in the Attractions Category.

The award for Outstanding Achievement in the New Parks category was also scooped by Disney Star Wars: Galaxy Edge.
Best Show Award by Theme Park Insider was given to Disney’s Fantasmic! at Hollywood Studios complete with fireworks and water fountains.

The much-sought-after awards by Amusement Today trade mag included Best Wildlife/Marine Life Park for SeaWorld Orlando for the 13th consecutive year – no arguments there I’m sure.

Moving On To Food Awards For Restaurants In Orlando

Moving on to food awards for restaurants in Orlando, The Best Quick Service Restaurant went to Satu’li Canteen in the World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Runners up included Universal’s The Leaky Cauldron.

Best Table Service award went to Mythos Restaurant in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. It was the winner in the past from 2003 to 2008 before losing its top spot.

Best Restaurant award by Orlando Magazine Readers’ Choice was Taverna Opa at Pointe Orlando with Best Chef award going to Frank Galeano at Tapa Toro at the Orlando ICON 360.

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