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2012 Brass Ring Awards Winners

 

Congratulations to the 2012 Brass Ring Award Winners!

       

 

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Winner listed by Category

MARKETING EXCELLENCE
*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 waterparks—with annual attendance of 250,001-1 million
Class 4: Amusement parks and attractions—including waterparks—with annual attendance of more than 1 million

Television Commercial
Class 1: Triple Play Family Fun Park, Hayden, Idaho, USA; www.3play.com
Class 2: St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, Missouri, USA; www.stlzoo.org
Class 3: Calgary Stampede, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; www.calgarystampede.com
Class 4: Tivoli Grona Lund , Stockholm, Sweden; www.gronalund.com/en/

Radio Commercial
Class 1: Triple Play Family Fun Park, Hayden, Idaho, USA; www.3play.com
Class 2: The Florida Aquarium, Tampa, Florida, USA; http://www.flaquarium.org/
Class 3: Elitch Gardens, Denver, Colorado, USA; elitchgardens.com
Class 4: Legoland California, Carlsbad, California, USA; california.legoland.com

Public Relations Programming
Class 1: Adventure Landing, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA; www.adventurelanding.com
Class 2: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; clemetzoo.com
Class 3: Six Flags America, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA; www.sixflags.com/america
Class 4: Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA; www.dollywood.com

Outdoor Advertising
Hopi Hari, Sao Paulo, Brazil; www.hopihari.com.br/home/Default.aspx

Integrated Marketing
Detroit Zoological Society, Detroit, Michigan, USA; www.detroitzoo.org

Digital Marketing
Ocean Park Corporation, Hong Kong, SAR; www.oceanpark.com.hk

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT EXCELLENCE
The Heart Beat Award

Recognizes the show that demonstrates superior overall ability in reaching the hearts of its audience.
“Iceploration,” Busch Gardens Tampa, Tampa, Florida, USA;
seaworldparks.com/buschgardens-tampa

Spirit Award

Recognizes IAAPA members committed to excellence in training and professional development in the area of entertainment.
“Meghan Hakey,” Santa's Village, Jefferson New Hampshire, USA

Best Atmosphere/Street Show Performance/Act
“The Longshoremen in Bubble Trouble,” SeaWorld Orlando, Orlando , Florida, USA; seaworldparks.com/seaworld-orlando

Best Live “Edutainment Show”
“Dollywood's Imagination Playhouse Featuring the Penguin Players,” Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee USA; www.dollywood.com

Best Sports Show
“Iceploration,” Busch Gardens Tampa, Tampa, Florida, USA;
seaworldparks.com/buschgardens-tampa

Best Female Performer
Chandler Nicole Sherrill, Hershey Park, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA; www.hersheypark.com

Best Male Performer
Peter Vawter, Universal Studios Japan, Konohana-ku, Osaka, Japan; www.usj.co.jp/e/

Best Overall Production: Budget of $25,000 or Less
“Skulls Eye - The Search for the Enchanted Crown,” Legoland California, Carlsbad, California, USA;
california.legoland.com

Best Overall Production: Budget of $25,001 – $50,000
“CarnEvil,” Six Flags Over Georgia, Austell, Georgia, USA; www.sixflags.com/overGeorgia/index.aspx

Best Overall Production: Budget of $50,001 – $100,000
“Scaremonies,” Ocean Park Hong Kong, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, SAR; www.oceanpark.com.hk

Best Overall Production: Budget of $100,001 – $200,000
“Liseberg Isshow,” Liseberg, Goteborg, Sweeden; www.liseberg.com

Best Overall Production: Budget of $200,001 – $400,000
“Imperio Show,” Europa Park, Rust, Germany; www.europapark.de

Best Overall Production: Budget of $400,001 – $700,000
“Pop City,” Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; www.pne.ca

Best Overall Production of $700,001- $1,000,000
“Mysteria,” Europa Park, Rust, Germany; www.europapark.de

Best Overall Production: Budget of $1,000,001 or More
“Disney Dreams!,” Disneyland Paris, Marne la Vallee Cedex 4, France; us.disneylandparis.com

FOOD AND BEVERAGE EXCELLENCE
Best Innovation in Food and Beverage, Joint Winners:
Europa Park, Rust, Germany; www.europapark.de
Efteling, Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands; www.efteling.com

Best New Menu Item
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, California, USA; www.beachboardwalk.com/

HUMAN RESOURCES EXCELLENCE
Best Innovation in a Training Program – Over 1 million

Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, California, USA; www.disneyland.disney.go.com

Best Innovation in a Training Program – Under 1 million
Rainbow’s End Theme Park, Auckland, New Zealand; www.rainbowsend.co.nz

Best Employee Reward and Recognition Program – Over 1 million
Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA; www.dollywood.com

Best Employee Reward and Recognition Program – Under 1 million
Rainbow’s End Theme Park, Auckland, New Zealand; www.rainbowsend.co.nz

RETAIL EXCELLENCE
Soft Good – Over 1 million

Morey’s Piers, Wildwood, New Jersey, USA; www.moreyspiers.com

Soft Good – Under 1 million
XPlor, Cancun, Mexico; en.xcaretexperiencias.com/Xplor

Hard Good – Over 1 million
MoviePark Germany, Bottrop, Germany; moviepark.de

Hard Good – Under 1 million
Walibi – Campagnie Des Alpes, Boulogne-Billan Court, France; www.compagniedesalpes.com

Visual – Over 1 million
Ocean Park Hong Kong, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, SAR; www.oceanpark.com.hk

Visual – Under 1 million
Dolphin Quest, Waikola, Hawaii, USA; www.dolphinquest.com

Judges Choice Award
Disneyland Hat, Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, California, USA; www.disneyland.disney.go.com

TOP FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER (FEC)
North America
Funspot, USA; www.funspotattractions.com/index/index.php
International
Skemmtigardur Smaralind, Iceland; http://www.skemmtigardur.is/

BEST NEW PRODUCT
Impact Award recognizes the company for its product’s lasting impact in the industry.
Winner: ProSlide Technology, Inc. Ottawa, Canada; www.proslide.com

Major Theme/Amusement Park Ride/Attraction
Intamin, Glen Burnie, Maryland, USA; www.intaminworldwide.com
Kiddie Ride/Attraction
Ropes Courses, Inc., Allegan, Michigan, USA; www.ropescoursesinc.com
Waterpark Ride/Attraction
ProSlide, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; www.proslide.com
Family Entertainment Center Ride/Attraction
Amusement Products, Chattanooga, TN, USA; www.amusepro.com
Coin-Operated Kiddie Ride
MPGroup Srl- Dedem Automatica, Reggio Emilia, Italy; www.mpgroup-italy.com/oldsite/esp/chi-siamo.html
Technology Applied to Amusement
WhiteWater West Industries Ltd., Richmond, BC, Canada; www.whitewaterwest.com
Coin-Operated Arcade and Redemption Equipment
Bob`s Space Racers, Inc., Daytona Beach, FL, USA; www.bobsspaceracers.com
Revenue & Admission Control/Wristbands/RFID Technology
Lo-Q plc, Twyford, Berkshire, United Kingdom; www.lo-q.com
Services/Equipment and Supplies
Avius, Bournemouth DORS, United Kingdom; www.AviusInsight.com
Games and Merchandise
Picsolve International Ltd., Orlando, FL, USA; www.picsolve.biz
Food Services
RoboFusion Inc., Charleston, SC, USA; www.robofusion.com
Show Production & Entertainment/Displays
Crossroads LED LLC, Owasso, OK, USA; www.crossroadsled.com


BEST EXHIBIT AT IAAPA ATTRACTIONS EXPO 2012
Image Award is given for most attractive trade show booth at IAAPA Attractions Expo.
Winner: Daniels Wood Land, Inc., Paso Robles, CA, USA; www.danielswoodland.com

100 – 299 square feet
Themendous, Union City, NJ, USA; www.themendous.com
300 – 599 square feet
Hopkins Rides, Richmond, BC, Canada; www.hopkinsrides.com
600 – 1,099 square feet
FUNTOPIA, Alexandria, VA, USA; www.funtopia.eu
1,100 + square feet
Daniels Wood Land, Inc., Paso Robles, CA, USA; www.danielswoodland.com

The IAAPA Brass Ring Awards are presented annually during IAAPA Attractions Expo, the largest worldwide gathering of amusement park and attractions industry professionals. The conference and trade show is produced by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA). The Silver sponsor for this year’s event is

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2011 IAAPA Brass Ring Award Winners

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