Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Park World selects winners for their 2021 Excellence Awards

The Park World Excellence Awards — organized by the publisher of Park World Magazine — recognizes the best operators from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), together with the outstanding manufacturers, suppliers and entertainment specialists that worked with them to bring 2021’s top experiences to life.

BEST DARK RIDE OR MEDIA-BASED EXPERIENCE

Underlandet, Liseberg
Supplied by Gosetto, P&P Projects, Lifeformations and Triotech

BEST PRODUCT INNOVATION (GUEST EXPERIENCE / PARK OPERATIONS)

FacePass Technology, Yas Theme Parks
Supplied by Miral

BEST FEC PROJECT

Das U-Boot – Deine Mission, HCC Rostock
Supplied by GearProd

The Rio Grande Train Ride journeys underneath the Storm Chaser spinning coaster in the Tornado Springs themed land at Paultons Park. Photo courtesy of Paultons Park.
BEST RIDE(S), SPONSORED BY SIMWORX

Tornado Springs, Paultons Park
Supplied by the Mancey Family, Mack Rides, Zamperla, Zierer, MK Themed Attractions, Leisure Expert Group and IMAscore

BEST RIDE(S) – LIMITED BUDGET

Okavango River, Jaderpark
Supplied by Hafema

BEST GREEN INITIATIVE

OK Corral
Reducing the impact on the environment during construction of “Mexico” new themed land

F.L.Y., the launch flying coaster in the Rookburgh themed land in Phantasialand. Photo courtesy of Vekoma Rides Manufacturing.
BEST ROLLER COASTER, SPONSORED BY ACCESSO

F.L.Y., Phantasialand
Supplied by Vekoma Rides Manufacturing

BEST ROLLER COASTER – LIMITED BUDGET

Fridolin’s verruckter Zauberexpress, Fantasiana Erlebnispark
Supplied by ART Engineering, Maschinenbau Kaltenbach, IMAscore and Universal Rocks

BEST SUPPLIER

WhiteWater

InPark Magazine Editor Judith Rubin examines WhiteWater’s success over the years along with the company’s plans for the near future
and
InPark Magazine Publisher Martin Palicki discusses WhiteWater’s rejuvenation techniques, upgrade opportunities and resources for recovery and reopening.

BEST PRODUCT INNOVATION (RIDES/SHOWS)

Xtreme Spinning Coaster, Plopsaland De Panne
Supplied by Mack Rides

BEST USE OF THEMING

Rookburgh, Phantasialand
Supplied by MK Themed Attractions

Trident Tower at Atlantis Aquaventure Dubai. Photo courtesy of ProSlide Technology Inc.
BEST WATER PARK EXPERIENCE

Trident Tower, Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark
Supplied by Proslide

BEST FEC

Fairytale Farm, UK

BEST LARGE PARK, SPONSORED BY BROGENT

Phantasialand, Germany

A scene from the live spectacular A Pluma y Espada at Puy du Fou España. Photo courtesy of Puy du Fou International.
BEST LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

A Pluma y Espada, Puy du Fou España
Supplied by Puy du Fou International

BEST REGIONAL PARK, SPONSORED BY VEKOMA RIDES

Fårup Sommerland, Denmark

BEST WATER PARK

Rulantica, Germany

INDUSTRY ICON – OPERATOR

Mathijs Bembom , OK Corral

Rainer Maelzer (far left). Photo courtesy of WhiteWater.
INDUSTRY ICON – SUPPLIER

Rainer Maelzer, WhiteWater

BEST OF THE BEST

Efteling

UNSUNG HERO

Walibi Belgium Team Members

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