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TOP FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER (FEC) OF THE WORLD AWARD



FOOD AND BEVERAGE EXCELLENCE

  • Best New Innovation in Food and Beverage: “Fresh Made Churros,” Whiting’s Food, Santa Cruz, California, United States; www.whitingsfoods.com
  • Best New Menu Item: “Makin’ Whoopie Pies,” Hershey Park, Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States; www.hersheypark.com



GAMES AND RETAIL EXCELLENCE

  • Best Game Experience: “Kentucky Derby,” Gröna Lund Tivoli, Stockholm, Sweden;www.gronalund.com
  • Best Game Operator: Bashar Haj Basan, Skara Sommarland, Axvall, Sweden; www.sommarland.se
  • Hard Good More than 1 Million Attendance: “Harley Quinn 3-D Ceramic Mug,” Warner Bros. Movie World, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; movieworld.com.au
  • Hard Good Under 1 Million Attendance: Noah’s Ark Plush with Removable Animals, The Holy Land Experience, Orlando, Florida, United States; www.holylandexperience.com
  • Merchandise Display More than 1 Million Attendance: “Lucky’s Toys,” Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri, United States; www.silverdollarcity.com
  • Merchandise Display Under 1 Million Attendance: “Redemption Center,” Kalahari Poconos Mountain Resort, Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania, United States; www.kalahariresorts.com/pennsylvania
  • Soft Good More than 1 Million Attendance: “Batman vs. Villains” Reversible Jacket, Warner Bros. Movie World, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; movieworld.com.au
  • Soft Good Under 1 Million Attendance: “Bag to Life” Tote Bag, Africam Safari, Puebla, Mexico;www.africamsafari.com



HUMAN RESOURCES EXCELLENCE

  • NEW AWARD - Best Employee Engagement Initiative Program More than 1 Million Attendance: Ocean Park, Hong Kong SAR, China; www.oceanpark.com.hk
  • NEW AWARD - Best Employee Engagement Initiative Program Under 1 Million Attendance: Hurricane Alley Waterpark, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States; www.hurricanealleycc.com
  • Best Employee Reward and Recognition Program More than 1 Million Attendance: Lagoon Amusement Park, Farmington, Utah, United States; www.lagoonpark.com
  • Best Employee Reward & Recognition Program Under 1 Million Attendance: Africam Safari, Puebla, Mexico; www.africamsafari.com
  • Best Innovation in a Training Program More than 1 Million Attendance: N Kid Corporation, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; nkidcorp.com
  • Best Innovation in a Training Program Under 1 Million Attendance: Africam Safari, Puebla, Mexico;www.africamsafari.com

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT EXCELLENCE

  • Best Female Performer: Samantha Eberhardt, Six Flags America, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States; www.sixflags.com/america
  • Best Male Performer: Jesse Brown, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio, Texas, United States; www.sixflags.com/fiestatexas
  • Best Atmospheric/Street Show Performance Act: “Cocoa Rhythm Factory,” Hersheypark, Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States; www.hersheypark.com
  • Best Edutainment Performance Act: “Opening Night Critters,” Busch Gardens Tampa, Tampa, Florida, United States; seaworldparks.com/en/buschgardens-tampa
  • Best Sports Show Performance Act: “Mission Ferrari,” FLPM/ Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com
  • Best Multimedia Spectacular: “Paint the Night,” Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland, Anaheim, California, United States; Hong Kong SAR, China; disneyland.disney.go.comwww.hongkongdisneyland.com
  • The Spirit Award: Maggie Latterel, Hersheypark, Hershey, PA, USA;  www.hersheypark.com
  • The Heartbeat Award: "The Legend of Lady Meng Jiang,: Jinan Oriental Heritage, Wuhu, China

    Note: The following awards categories are broken down by the size of the production budget for the show.
  • Best Overall Production, $25,000 or Less: “Humanimal,” Africam Safari, Puebla, Mexico; www.africamsafari.com
  • Best Overall Production, $25,001–$50,000: “Dr. Fright’s Dead Man Party,” Six Flags Over Georgia, Austell, Georgia, United States; www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia
  • Best Overall Production, $50,001–$100,000: “Flash Band Beat,” Universal Studios Japan, Osaka, Japan; www.usj.co.jp
  • Best Overall Production, $100,001–$200,000: “Surpr'ice with the Gods of Greece,” Europa-Park, Rust, Baden, Germany; www.europapark.de
  • Best Overall Production, $200,001–$400,000: “Spook Me! The Europa-Park Musical,” Europa-Park, Rust, Baden, Germany; www.europapark.de
  • Best Overall Production, $400,001–$700,000: “Dollywood’s A Christmas Carol,” Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States; www.dollywood.com
  • Best Overall Production, $700,001– $1 million: “Life,” Kolmården Wildlife Park, Kolmården, Sweden; www.kolmarden.com/sprak/
  • Best Overall Production, More than $1 Million: “King Triton’s Concert,” Tokyo DisneySea, Chiba Prefecture, Japan; www.tokyodisneyresort.jp


MARKETING EXCELLENCE

  • Digital Marketing Campaign: Wuhu Fantawild Resort, Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China; www.fantawild.com
  • Integrated Marketing Campaign: Gröna Lund Tivoli, Stockholm, Sweden; www.gronalund.com
  • Outdoor Advertisement: Xcaret, Cancún, Mexico; www.xcaret.com.mx
  • Best Social Media Campaign: Heineken Experience, Amsterdam, Netherlands; www.heineken.com

Some marketing awards are divided into the following class distinctions: Class 1: Family Entertainment Centers (FECs) and attractions with annual attendance less than 250,000, Class 2: Zoos and Aquariums, Class 3: Amusement Parks and Attractions—including Water Parks—with annual attendance of 250,001-1 million, Class 4: Amusement Parks and Attractions—including Water Parks—with annual attendance of more than 1 million.

  • Public Relations Program Class 1: Reunion Tower, Dallas, Texas, United States; www.reuniontower.com
  • Public Relations Program Class 2: Dolphin Discovery, Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico; www.dolphindiscovery.com
  • Public Relations Program Class 3: Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park, Denver, Colorado, United States; www.elitchgardens.com
  • Public Relations Program Class 4: Gröna Lund Tivoli, Stockholm, Sweden; www.gronalund.com
  • Audio Commercial Class 1: Cliff’s Amusement Park, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States; www.cliffsamusementpark.com
  • Audio Commercial Class 2: California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California, United States; www.calacademy.org
  • Audio Commercial Class 3: White Water Bay, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States; www.whitewaterbay.com
  • Audio Commercial Class 4: Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, Texas, United States; www.sixflags.com/overtexas
  • Digital Video Commercial Class 1: Luna Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, United States; lunaparknyc.com
  • Digital Video Commercial Class 2: West Midland Safari Park, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom; www.wmsp.co.uk
  • Digital Video Commercial Class 3: Silverwood Theme Park, Athol, Idaho, United States; www.silverwoodthemepark.com
  • Digital Video Commercial Class 4: Europa-Park, Rust, Baden, Germany; www.europapark.de



BEST NEW PRODUCT AND IMPACT AWARD

Major Ride/Attraction

Water Park Ride/Attraction

Family Entertainment Center Ride/Attraction

Technology Applied to Amusements

Food Services

Coin-Operated Arcade and Redemption Game

Revenue & Admission Control/Wristbands/RFID Technology

  • First Place: Embed, SmartTouch Reader

Services, Equipment & Supplies

Best Concept


 IMPACT AWARD: Sally Corporation 


BEST EXHIBITS AND IMAGE AWARD & PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

100 - 199 square feet

200-399 square feet

400 - 499 square feet

500 -899 square feet

900 -1,200 square feet

1,201 square feet and larger

 IMAGE AWARD:        Daniels Wood Land, Inc.

 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD:        Daniels Wood Land, Inc.


View Prior Years Brass Awards Winners Here:  
2014 Brass Ring Awards Winners
2013 Brass Ring Awards Winners 
2012 Brass Ring Awards Winners
Learn more about other IAAPA Awards:
IAAPA Hall of Fame Awards
IAAPA Service Awards