Each new year brings new and exciting attractions to amusement parks across North America. 10Best teamed up with a panel of amusement park experts to nominate the 20 most highly-anticipated new attractions hitting parks in 2015.
Our readers have been voting on their favorites for the past four weeks, and now we have a winner. Earning the title of Best New Amusement Park Attraction is a wicked new coaster at Six Flags New England, Wicked Cyclone. The East Coast’s first hybrid roller coaster – a fusion of both wood and steel – boasts 24 different features, including a 79-degree plunge downward.
The top 10 winners in the category Best New Amusement Park Attraction are as follows:
- Wicked Cyclone - Six Flags New England
- Impulse - Knoebels
- Thomas Land - Edaville
- Thunderbird - Holiday World
- JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis - Six Flags Over Texas & Six Flags St. Louis
- Tempesto - Busch Gardens Williamsburg
- Laff Trakk - Hersheypark
- Fireman's Landing - Silver Dollar City
- Switchback - ZDT's Amusement Park
- Cannibal - Lagoon
A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Joel Bullock (The Coaster Critic), Lance Hart (Screamscape), Steve Kalkofen (RollerCoasterPro), Arthur Levine (About.com Theme Park Expert) and Robert Niles (Theme Park Insider) were chosen based on their extensive knowledge of American amusement parks.
Additional nominees for Best New Amusement Park Attraction included BATMAN: The Ride at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Fast & Furious – Supercharged at Universal Studios Hollywood, Fury 325 at Carowinds, Maison Rouge at La Ronde, Rougarou at Cedar Point, SpongeBob SubPants Adventure at Moody Gardens, Springfield at Universal Studios Hollywood, T3 at Kentucky Kingdom, Twisted Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Voyage to the Iron Reef at Knott's Berry Farm.
10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winners. The contest was promoted on 10Best and USA TODAY.License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo