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Re: Golden Ticket Awards 2019

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:07 am

Could someone please explain how they get these results? Who votes?

Year after year I laugh at the results, but I've never really understood how the whole process works that makes it so biased and laughable?
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Re: Golden Ticket Awards 2019

Postby A.J. » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:31 am

According to their website, they basically have five voter pools (four geographical quadrants of the U.S. plus international). Apparently they prefer that interested potential voters have visited at least forty parks in their lifetime. Everyone casts one vote per category and also submits their top ten coasters of each type (wood + steel).

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Re: Golden Ticket Awards 2019

Postby robbalvey » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:37 am

coasterbill wrote:Star Wars Galaxy's edge opens in 2 parks and blows everyone's minds, Bobbejaanland builds a coaster where riders can push buttons on the restraint system to vote to tell the train which direction they want to launch, it calculates the winner and then changes the ride accordingly, that crazy new dueling Chinese inverted / stand-up thing opens, Meow Wolf's Kaleidoscape makes a ride out of an art installation, tons of other amazing things happen and the best innovation of 2019 is a loose article bin.

... I love the Golden Ticket awards.


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Re: Golden Ticket Awards 2019

Postby Dombot » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:11 am

AJ wrote:Hagrid's Magical Creatures -almost- took home the best new roller coaster award too, but Steel Curtain won that. Conversely, Steel Curtain was second in the "best new attraction" category, which Hagrid's won. Funny how that works.

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Re: Golden Ticket Awards 2019

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:18 am

y2lukin wrote:haha MF over Steel Vengeance? Really?? Does anyone think that?

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Re: Golden Ticket Awards 2019

Postby robbalvey » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:35 am

Dombot wrote:
AJ wrote:Hagrid's Magical Creatures -almost- took home the best new roller coaster award too, but Steel Curtain won that. Conversely, Steel Curtain was second in the "best new attraction" category, which Hagrid's won. Funny how that works.

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Personally I thought Hagrid's was INSANELY overrated and overhyped. Good ride. But it wasn't the "world's first, groundbreaking ride" it was supposed to be.

That Intamin multi-launched coaster we rode at Linnanmaki is was WAAAAAY better. In fact, I even preferred the Intamin launched "motorbike" coaster Juvelen at Djurs Sommerland because it wasn't pretending to be something more than it actually is.

I mean, this ride seriously kicks ass....

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Re: Golden Ticket Awards 2019

Postby Samuel » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:17 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:
y2lukin wrote:haha MF over Steel Vengeance? Really?? Does anyone think that?

Yes.


Yep, plenty of people still prefer MF, and I'm sure Maverick and even Magnum have their fans. "Does the most stuff" doesn't automatically mean the consensus best, but Steel Vengeance deserves to be up there and it is.

The ones that get me are the ho-hum B&Ms that float strangely up the rankings, even beyond the really good B&Ms.

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Re: Golden Ticket Awards 2019

Postby jlp94 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:40 pm

thrillseeker4552 wrote:Could someone please explain how they get these results? Who votes?

Year after year I laugh at the results, but I've never really understood how the whole process works that makes it so biased and laughable?

Based on former experience in ACE talking to a lot of people who claim they are Golden Ticket Awards voters (a lot of the voters are in ACE, by the way), many of them say their favorite coaster is "the one they are currently riding," and that's nice, but when you're forming a ballot, that doesn't quite work. But seeing as the same coasters get the same high placements year after year, I think there is a little more bias than I've been led to believe.

Also, knowing who ACE is with the whole preservation initiative, they love the classic parks and coasters with a lot of history, which might have something to do with specific biases.
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Re: Golden Ticket Awards 2019

Postby robbalvey » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:52 pm

thrillseeker4552 wrote:Could someone please explain how they get these results? Who votes?

People who are obviously VERY inexperienced at going to theme parks.

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Re: Golden Ticket Awards 2019

Postby SharkTums » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:57 pm

^And people that suck up to the people running it and vote the way they are told to!

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