With summer just around the corner, we’re looking to find the best amusement parks and water parks, as well as the best theme park hotels, restaurants and entertainment. So, we invited theme park experts and travel writers to join our editors in selecting the nominees for the 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards.
Now it’s your turn to help us narrow it down to each category’s 10 best by voting for your favorites once per day until polls close on Monday, April 25 at noon ET.
Click on each category below to vote.
Best Indoor Water Park
Whether it’s snowing or too hot to play outside, indoor water parks offer an opportunity for watery fun no matter the time of year. These 20 indoor water parks were chosen by a panel of experts as the best in North America.
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Best New Theme Park Attraction
Every year, amusement parks across the United States introduce park-goers to a new lineup of attractions, from extreme roller coasters to themed areas that welcome us into whole new worlds. We’re celebrating the best theme park attractions that have recently opened and are expected to open this year. What new theme park attraction are you most excited about?
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Best Outdoor Water Park
When the summer is at its hottest, millions of visitors head to America’s water parks to cool off. We asked a panel of experts to nominate their favorite outdoor water parks in the country for the ultimate day of sun and fun. Now it’s your turn to vote for your favorites.
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While theme park rides come in all shapes and sizes these days, nothing beats the adrenaline rush of a well-designed roller coaster. A panel of amusement park experts chose these 20 coasters as the best in the U.S., and we need you to crown our winner by voting daily.
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Best Theme Park
North America is home to more than 400 amusement parks and attractions with some 375 million visitors annually, according to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. For those looking to plan the perfect vacation, trying to pick which park to visit can be overwhelming. To help narrow down the options, 10Best asked a panel of amusement park and family travel experts to nominate their 20 favorite parks across the continent. Now we need you to vote.
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Best Theme Park Entertainment
America’s theme parks offer more than just rides and games. Some of the best parks also provide various entertainment opportunities to enjoy between rides or at the end of a great park day. From parades to fireworks shows, these entertainment options were chosen by a panel of theme park experts as the best in the U.S., and now we’re asking you to vote for your favorite.
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Best Theme Park Hotel
A day at a theme park is undeniably fun, but it can be exhausting as well. Staying at a hotel in the park means all your favorite attractions lie practically right outside your front door, and getting back for an afternoon swim in the pool or to crash in the evening is easier than ever. We polled a panel of theme park experts on their favorite amusement park hotels, and now we need you to vote for your favorites from a pool of 20 nominees.
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Best Theme Park Restaurant
Gone are the days when amusement park food meant overpriced greasy burgers and cotton candy. The nation’s top parks are catering more and more to sophisticated palates with restaurants boasting high-quality food in unique environments. We asked a panel of theme park insiders to nominate their 20 favorite amusement park restaurants, and now we need you to help crown a winner.
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Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on 10Best.com on Friday, May 6.
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