SANDUSKY, Ohio, Sept. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to its roller coasters, attractions, nighttime entertainment and excellent guest services, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company® (NYSE: FUN) has earned three top honors from Amusement Today's annual Golden Ticket Awards. Cedar Point® amusement park/resort won " Best Amusement Park in the World " and " Best Steel Roller Coaster in the World ," and for the 12 th year running, Kings Island® amusement park received recognition for the " Best Kids' Area ."
"It's an honor to receive these Golden Ticket Awards from Amusement Today," stated Matt Ouimet, Cedar Fair's president and chief executive officer. "We're constantly looking for the latest in cutting-edge thrills and ways to connect families and friends. Each award is a testament to the dedication, heart and spirit of the Cedar Fair staff and its parks."
Cedar Point, the Golden Ticket Award winner for "Best Amusement Park in the World" for an unprecedented 15 consecutive years, earned a second Golden Ticket Award as its Millennium Force® roller coaster was voted the " Best Steel Roller Coaster in the World." In fact, Cedar Point dominated the category as four of the world's top 21 coasters reside at Cedar Point, continuing the park's legacy for being known as the "Roller Coaster Capital of the World." Cedar Point fans will have more to look forward to in 2013 with the recent announcement of GateKeeper, a new world-record-breaking roller coaster set to debut next year.
Cedar Fair roller coasters earned eight of the top 22 spots in the "Top 50 Steel Roller Coasters in the World" category: