SANDUSKY -- Cedar Point has done it again.
For the 16th consecutive year, the Sandusky scream park has won the Golden Ticket Award as the "Best Amusement Park in the World."
Hosted by Amusement Today, the annual Golden Ticket Awards are the industry's equivalent of the Oscars, where amusement park owners and managers, ride manufacturers and industry officials gather to salute the industry's best.
Winners were selected by votes from amusement park enthusiasts from around the world.
"This award is a testament to our entire staff here at Cedar Point that strives to provide each guest with their 'best day' experience during every visit," Cedar Point General Manager John Hildebrandt says.
But that award is just the tip of the lift hill...
For the third year in a row, the blue behemoth Millennium Force roller coaster was named the "Best Steel Roller Coaster in the World." Since its debut 13 years ago, the popular giga coaster has been categorized as one of the top two steel coasters in the world.
Additional Golden Ticket Awards:
- Magnum XL-200, the first roller coaster to ever top 200 feet, screamed into 9th place in the steel coaster category.
- Top Thrill Dragster, the first coaster to ever reach 400 feet, raced into 12th place in the steel coaster category.
- Maverick, the twisted, terrain-hugging monster came in 22nd place in the steel coaster category.
- GateKeeper, the new winged roller coaster for 2013, came in 28th place. GateKeeper also ranked among the top new attractions for the year.
- Raptor ranked in 30th place in the steel coaster category.
- Blue Streak, which celebrates its 50th anniversary next year, was voted #27 in the wooden coaster category.
- HalloWeekends came in 5th place for best Halloween event and tied for 5th place for best kids' area.
- Sister park Kings Island also nabbed a few Golden Ticket Awards including the top slot in the best kids' area category.
Cedar Point recently announced several plans for the 2014 season, including two new family rides, changes to the park's Camp Snoopy area and more details on a two-year renovation project to Hotel Breakers.
The park is now in the final stretch of its 2013 season with HalloWeekends, which is open ever Friday, Saturday and Sunday between Sept. 13 and Oct. 27.