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    Cool MiceChat SoCal Theme Park Awards honor best in Theme Park and Entertainment industry




    What was the very best that Southern California Theme Parks had to offer in 2011? Over 2,300 MiceChat readers from around the globe have voted! This was a write-in survey and we had a huge variety of responses. In some categories there was a wider array of responses than in others. We narrowed the results of each category down to either 5 to 10 to round it off. Congratulations to all winners and runners up in each category.


    Followed by...
    The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure - DCA
    Windseeker - KBF
    Superman: Escape from Krypton - SFMM
    Soundsational Parade - DL
    Special Effects Stage - USH



    Followed by...
    Universal Studios Hollywood
    Disney California Adventure
    Knott's Berry Farm
    Legoland


    (Park that offered the most for the money you paid)
    Followed by...
    Six Flags Magic Mountain
    Disneyland
    Universal Studios Hollywood
    Disney California Adventure



    Followed by...
    Star Tours: The Adventures Continue - DL
    Haunted Mansion - DL
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye - DL
    Space Mountain - DL
    Toy Story Midway Mania - DCA
    Twilight Zone Tower of Terror - DCA
    Universal Studio Tour - USH
    California Screamin' - DCA
    Silver Bullet - KBF



    Followed by...
    Mickey's Soundsational Parade - DL
    Fantasmic - DL
    A Christmas Fantasy Parade - DL
    The Hanging - KBF
    Billy Hill and the Hillbillies - DL
    Remember Dreams Come True - DL
    Special Effects Stage - USH
    Playhouse Disney Live Onstage - DCA
    Ed Alonzo's Psycho Circus of Magic and Mayhem - KBF


    Followed by...
    Splash Mountain - DL
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye - DL
    All of Tomorrowland - DL
    Ghostrider - KBF
    Alice in Wonderland - DL
    Calico Mine Train - KBF
    Timber Mountain Log Ride - KBF
    Revolution - SFMM
    Animal Actors Stage - USH


    (Most underrated attraction, park or theme park experience)
    Followed by...
    Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room - DL
    Disneyland Railroad - DL
    It's Tough to be a Bug - DCA
    Paradise Garden Grill - DCA
    Mark Twain - DL
    Ghost Town - KBF
    Drawn to Animation - DCA
    Storybookland Canal Boats - DL
    Apocalypse - SFMM


    (Favorite Zoo/Museum/Tourist Attraction which is NOT part of one of the major theme parks)
    Followed by...
    Griffith Park Observatory
    Discovery Science Center
    Aquarium of the Pacific
    The Getty Center
    Gene Autry Mueseum
    Bowers Museum
    Medieval Times, Buena Park
    Speed Zone
    Huntington Library



    Followed by...
    Disney California Adventure
    Knott's Berry Farm
    Sea World
    Universal


    Followed by...
    The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure - DCA
    Pirates of the Caribbean - DL
    Peter Pan's Flight - DL
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye - DL
    Mr Toad's Wild Ride - DL
    Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin - DL
    Revenge of the Mummy - USH
    Toy Story Midway Mania - DCA
    Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters - DL


    Followed by...
    California Screamin' - DCA
    Tatsu - SFMM
    Matterhorn - DL
    X2 - SFMM
    Silver Bullet - KBF
    Goliath - SFMM
    Apocalypse - SFMM
    Big Thunder Mountain Railroad - DL
    Riddler's Revenge - SFMM



    Followed by...
    Toy Story Midway Mania - DL
    Pirates of the Caribbean - DL
    Haunted Mansion - DL
    Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage - DL
    The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure - DCA
    Splash Mountain - DL
    Big Thunder Mountain - DL
    Soarin' Over California
    Jungle Cruise - DL
    Followed by...
    Camelot - Anaheim
    Boomers - Vista
    Golf n' Stuff - Downey
    Scandia - Ontario



    Followed by...
    Hurricane Harbor - Valencia
    Knott's Soak City - Buena Park
    Wild Rivers - Irvine
    Soak City - Palm Springs



    (Restaurant located inside of a theme park)
    Followed by...
    Wine Country Trattoria - DCA
    Club 33 - DL
    Cafe Orleans - DL
    Ariel's Grotto - DCA


    (Restaurant in a resort area but not within a theme park)
    Followed by...
    Steakhouse 55 - DLH
    Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant - KBF
    Goofy's Kitchen - DLH
    Storyteller's - GCH
    Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen - DTD
    Hard Rock Cafe - USH Citywalk
    Bucca Di Beppo - USH CityWalk
    ESPNZone - DTD
    Karl Strauss Brewery - USH CityWalk


    (Theme park or resort area)
    Followed by...
    Paradise Garden Grill - DCA
    Tongoroa Terrace - DLH
    Pinks - KBF
    Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta - DCA
    Corn Dog Castle - DCA
    International Cafe - USH
    Lucky Fortune Cookery - DCA
    Riverbelle Terrace - DL
    Hungry Bear Restaurant- DL



    (within one mile of a Southern California theme park under $100 per night on average)
    Followed by...
    Anabella Hotel
    Red Lion Inn
    Candy Cane Inn
    Carousel


    (within a mile of a Southern California theme park under $200 per night on average)
    Followed by...
    Hotel Menage
    Universal Hilton
    Knott's Resort Hotel
    Sheraton Anaheim



    (within one mile of a Southern California Theme Park over $200 per night on average)
    Followed by...
    Disneyland Hotel
    Hilton Convention Center
    Double Tree Inn
    Paradise Pier Hotel




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    This is contradicting it self, how can pirates be best overall ride but not the best dark ride?

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    Re: MiceChat SoCal Theme Park Awards honor best in Theme Park and Entertainment indus

    ^this happens ALL the time with awards...say Zelda got best Video game of last year it might lose to Uncharted for best adventure game even though Zelda was nominated for both....its kinda like giving out awards to all the kids on the soccer team so everyone feels special

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