MiceChat is proud to announce the winners of the first annual Central Florida Themed Park Awards. The Orlando Parkhopper and MiceChat crew helped narrow down the top selections, but it is you, the park goers from MiceChat, that voted and declared the winners. We have listed the winners below in BOLD with the runners up listed below them.

Best new attraction or show or entire new theme park in Central Florida
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue - Disney Hollywood Studios
The Magic, Memories and You - Magic Kingdom
Cheetah Hunt - Bush Gardens Tampa
Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room - Magic Kingdom
LEGOLAND Florida

Best Overall Theme Park

Epcot
Islands of Adventure
Magic Kingdom
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Busch Gardens Tampa
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Universal Studios Orlando
LEGOLAND Florida
SeaWorld Orlando

Best Parade or Show
Illuminations: Reflections of Earth - Epcot
Main Street Electrical Parade - Magic Kingdom
Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Festival of the Lion King - Disney's Animal Kingdom
Finding Nemo the Musical - Disney's Animal Kingdom
Boo To You Parade - Magic Kingdom
HalloWishes Fireworks - Magic Kingdom
Blue Horizons - SeaWorld Orlando
Macy's Holiday Parade - Universal Orlando
Dance to the Music - Busch Gardens Tampa

Most Neglected Attraction
(or Attraction, theme park, parade, or experience most in need of attention or refurbishment)
Studio Backlot Tour - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Journey Into Imagination With Figment - Epcot
Splash Mountain - Magic Kingdom
The Great Movie Ride - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress - Magic Kingdom
Country Bear Jamboree - Magic Kingdom
Expedition Everest - Disney's Animal Kingdom
Stitch's Great Escape - Magic Kingdom
Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls - Island's of Adventure
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad - Magic Kingdom
E.T. Adventure - Universal Studios


Hidden Gem Award (Most underrated attraction, park or theme park experience)

The American Adventure - Epcot
Living with the Land - Epcot
Electrical Water Pageant - Bay Lake Walt Disney World
Maharajah Jungle Trek - Disney's Animal Kingdom
Impressions de France - Epcot
Keys to the Kingdom Tour - Magic Kingdom
Pangani Exploration Trail - Disney's Animal Kingdom
Discovery Island Exploration Trails - Disney's Animal Kingdom
Walkabout Way - Busch Gardens Tampa

Best Of The Rest
(pick your favorite attraction which is not in one of the major theme parks)


Kennedy Space Center
La Nuba
Gatorland
Ripley's Believe it or Not
Orlando Fun Spot
Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Bok Tower Gardens
WonderWorks
Marineland Dolphin Adventure
Magical MidwayCapone's Dinner Show

Park with Best Food
(overall)


Epcot
Disney's Hollywood Studios
Islands of Adventure
SeaWorld Orlando
Busch Gardens Tampa

Best Dark Ride

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey - Islands of Adventure
Haunted Mansion - Magic Kingdom
Pirates of the Caribbean - Magic Kingdom
The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman - Islands of Adventure
Spaceship Earth - Epcot
The Great Movie Ride - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Revenge of the Mummy - Universal Studios
Men in Black - Universal Studios
The Sea with Nemo and Friends - Epcot
Journey to Atlantis - SeaWorld

Best Rollercoaster


Expedition Everest - Disney's Animal Kingdom
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Space Mountain - Magic Kingdom
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad - Magic Kingdom
Revenge of the Mummy - Universal Studios
Incredible Hulk - Islands of Adventure
Cheetah Hunt - Busch Gardens Tampa
Dragon Challenge - Islands of Adventure
SheiKra - Busch Gardens Tampa

Best Family Attraction

Toy Story Midway Mania - Disney's Hollywood Studios
it's a small world - Magic Kingdom
Splash Mountain - Magic Kingdom
Peoplemover - Magic Kingdom
Spaceship Earth - Epcot
American Adventure - Epcot
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad - Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom Railroad - Magic Kingdom
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh - Magic Kingdom
Dumbo the Flying Elephant - Magic Kingdom

Best Miniature Golf Course

Disney's Fantasia Gardens
Disney's Winter Summerland
Pirates Cove Adventure Golf
Congo River Golf
Gator Golf Adventure ParkPutting Edge

Best Water Park

Typhoon Lagoon
Blizzard Beach
Aquatica
Wet N' Wild
Adventure Island

Best Theme Park Restaurant
(Restaurant located inside of a theme park)

Le Cellier Steakhouse - Epcot
Mythos - Islands of Adventure
50's Prime Time Cafe - Disney's Hollywood Studios
The Hollywood Brown Derby - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Bistro de Paris - Epcot
Yak and Yeti - Disney's Animal Kingdom
Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Teppan Edo - Epcot
Tusker House - Disney's Animal Kingdom
Coral Reef - Epcot

Best Hotel or Resort Area Restaurant
(Restaurant in a resort area but not within a theme park)

California Grill - The Contemporary
'Ohana - The Polynesian
Victoria & Albert's - Grand Floridian
Jiko - Animal Kingdom Lodge
Artist Point - Wilderness Lodge
Hoop De Doo Musical Review - Fort Wilderness
Yachtsman Steakhouse - Yacht Club
Emeril's - CityWalk
Flying Fish Cafe - Boardwalk Hotel
Kouzzina - Boardwalk
Tchoup Chop - Royal Pacific
The Wave - The Contemporary Hotel

Best Counter Service / Quick Service Restaurant
(Theme park or resort area)


Earl of Sandwich - Downtown Disney
Three Broomsticks - Islands of Adventure
Flame Tree BBQ - Disney's Animal Kingdom
Sunshine Seasons - Epcot
Pecos Bills Tall Tale Inn and Cafe - Magic Kingdom
Ghiradelli Soda Fountain - Downtown Disney
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory - Port Orleans Resort
ABC Commissary - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Tangierine Cafe - Epcot
Desert Grill - Busch Gardens Tampa

Best Value Hotel


Disney's Pop Century Resort
Disney's All Star Movies
Nickelodeon Suites
Disney's All Star Music
Disney's All Star Sports

Best Moderate Hotel


Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Disney's Port Orleans Riverside
Royal Pacific - Universal Orlando
Gaylord Palms
Hilton Garden Inn
Royal Plaza - Downtown Disney
Celebration Hotel

Best Deluxe Hotel

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney's Polynesian Resort
Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort
Disney's Contemporary Resort
Portofino Bay Hotel - Universal Studios
Hard Rock Hotel - Universal Studios
Walt Disney World Dolphin
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Walt Disney World Swan