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IAAPA 2014 Brass Ring Awards

 
IAAPA 2014 Brass Ring Awards
IAAPA 2014 Brass Ring Awards
The IAAPA 2014 Brass Ring Awards have been announced! Congratulations to all of this year's winners!

TOP FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER (FEC) OF THE WORLD AWARD

Winner for North America: Boondocks Food and Fun, Kaysville, Utah, United States; www.boondocks.com

Winner for International: TimeZone Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia;
www.timezonegoldcoast.com.au


FOOD AND BEVERAGE EXCELLENCE

Best New Innovation in Food and Beverage: “Ferris Wheel Dining,” Luna Park Sydney, Sydney, Australia; www.lunaparksydney.com

Best New Menu Item: “Flavored Kettle Corn,” Silver Dollar City, Branson, Missouri, United States; www.silverdollarcity.com

GAMES AND RETAIL EXCELLENCE

Best Game Experience: “Old Hong Kong Coca-Cola Ring Toss,” Ocean Park Corporation, Aberdeen, Hong Kong; www.oceanpark.com.hk

Best Game Operator: Kiane King, Busch Gardens Tampa, Tampa, Florida, United States; seaworldparks.com/en/buschgardens-tampa

Hard Good Over 1 Million Attendance: “Build a Mini,” Legoland Florida, Winter Haven, Florida, United States; florida.legoland.com

Hard Good Under 1 Million Attendance: Magic Memories Photobook, San Francisco Dungeon, San Francisco, California, United States; sanfrancisco.thedungeons.com

Merchandise Display Over 1 Million Attendance: “Fashion Surfer,” Europa-Park, Rust, Baden, Germany; www.europapark.de

Merchandise Display Under 1 Million Attendance: “Little Grey Fergie,” Kongeparken, Aalgard, Norway; www.kongeparken.no/hjem

Soft Good Over 1 Million Attendance: “Bear Hug Kids Hoodie,” Sea World Australia, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; seaworld.com.au

Soft Good Under 1 Million Attendance: “Paintable Africam Gang T-Shirt,” Africam Safari, Puebla, Mexico; www.africamsafari.com

Judge’s Choice Award: “artBOX,” Morey's Piers and Beachfront Water Parks, Wildwood, New Jersey, United States; www.moreyspiers.com



HUMAN RESOURCES EXCELLENCE

Best Employee Reward and Recognition Program Over 1 Million Attendance: Ocean Park Corporation, Aberdeen, Hong Kong; www.oceanpark.com.hk

Best Employee Reward & Recognition Program Under 1 Million Attendance: Luna Park Sydney, Sydney, Australia; www.lunaparksydney.com

Best Innovation in a Training Program Over 1 Million or More Attendance: Ocean Park Corporation, Hong Kong, Aberdeen, Hong Kong; www.oceanpark.com.hk

Best Innovation in a Training Program Under 1 Million Attendance: Rainbow's End, Auckland, New Zealand; rainbowsend.co.nz


LIVE ENTERTAINMENT EXCELLENCE

The Heart Beat Award recognizes the show that demonstrates superior overall ability in reaching the hearts of its audience.

Winner: “Angels of Peace,” Busch Gardens Tampa, Tampa, Florida, United States;

The Spirit Award recognizes IAAPA members committed to excellence in training and professional development in the area of entertainment.

Winner: Cody Chambers, Triple Play Family Fun Park, Hayden, Idaho, United States; www.3play.com

Best Female Performer: Cassie Bowerman, SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego, California, United States; http://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-sandiego

Best Male Performer: Ronald Buchanan, Six Flags America, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States; www.sixflags.com/america

Best Atmosphere/Street Show Performance Act: “Amazing Sesame Street,” Universal Studios Japan, Osaka, Japan; www.usj.co.jp/e

Best Live Edutainment Show: “Animals on Safari,” Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Columbus, Ohio, United States; www.columbuszoo.org
“Cocoa Rhythm Factory,” Hersheypark, Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States;Best Sports Show: “Kinetix 2014,” Busch Gardens Tampa, Tampa, Florida, United States; http://seaworldparks.com/en/buschgardens-tampa

Note: Awards categories are broken down by the size of the production budget for the show.

Best Multimedia Spectacular: “Once Upon A Time,” Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo, Japan; www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en

Best Overall Production, $25,000 or Less: “Samsara,” Ocean Park Corporation, Aberdeen, Hong Kong; www.oceanpark.com.hk

Best Overall Production, $25,001–$50,000: “Nick Norton – Phantasm,” Silverwood Theme Park - Boulder Beach Water Park, Athol, Idaho, United States; www.silverwoodthemepark.com

Best Overall Production, $50,001–$100,000: “Love at First Fright,” Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, Illinois, United States; www.sixflags.com/greatamerica

Best Overall Production, $100,001–$200,000: “Surpr'ice in the Jungle,” Europa-Park, Rust, Baden, Germany; www.europapark.de/en

Best Overall Production, $200,001–$400,000: “Sesame Street Saves Christmas,” Universal Studios Singapore, Singapore; www.rwsentosa.com/Homepage/Attractions/UniversalStudiosSingapore

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: “One Piece Premier Show,” Universal Studios Japan, Osaka, Japan; www.usj.co.jp/e

Best Overall Production, $100,000,001 or More: “Ashley Wuhu,” Fantawild Dreamland Park, Fantawild International Limited, Shenzhen, China

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 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.

Digital Marketing Campaign: Village Roadshow Theme Parks, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; www.villageroadshow.com.au

Integrated Marketing Campaign: Liseberg, Gothenburg, Sweden; liseberg.se

Outdoor Advertisement: Selvatica, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico; selvatica.com.mx

Public Relations Program Class 1: Silver Dollar City’s White Water, Branson, Missouri, United States; www.silverdollarcity.com/white-water.aspx

Public Relations Program Class 2: Delphinus, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico; www.delphinusworld.com

Public Relations Program Class 3: Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park, Denver, Colorado, United States; www.elitchgardens.com

Public Relations Program Class 4: Great Wolf Lodge, Madison, Wisconsin, United States; www.greatwolf.com

Radio Commercial Class 1: Adventure Landing, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, United States; www.adventurelanding.com

Radio Commercial Class 2: Africam Safari, Puebla, Mexico; www.africamsafari.com

Radio Commercial Class 3: Kentucky Kingdom, Louisville, Kentucky, United States; www.kentuckykingdom.com

Radio Commercial Class 4: Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States; www.dollywood.com

Social Media Campaign: Dolphin Discovery, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico; www.dolphindiscovery.com

Television Commercial Class 1: Boondocks Food & Fun, Draper, Utah, United States; www.boondocks.com

Television Commercial Class 2: Utah's Hogle Zoo, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States; www.hoglezoo.org

Television Commercial Class 3: Luna Park Sydney, Sydney, Australia; www.lunaparksydney.com

Television Commercial Class 4: Europa-Park, Rust, Baden, Germany; www.europapark.de


BEST NEW PRODUCT
Impact Award recognizes the best new product or service in the amusement parks and attractions industry.
Winner: Triotech, Wonder Mountain’s Guardian, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; www.trio-tech.com

Major Theme/Amusement Park Ride/Attraction: Triotech, Wonder Mountain’s Guardian, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; www.trio-tech.com

Kiddie Ride/Attraction: MP Group SRL , ECO GAME, Reggio Emilia, Italy; www.memopark.it

Water Park Ride/Attraction: Proslide Technology, Inc., BehemothBOWL 40 + TornadoWAVE, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; www.proslide.com

Family Entertainment Center Ride/Attraction: Amusement Products, LLC, Lazer Fury 360, Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States; www.amusementproducts.com

Technology Applied to Amusements: 3DME Photo Solutions, 3DMe Coin-operated Photo Booth, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; www.3dme.info

Coin-Operated Arcade and Redemption Equipment: Team Play, Inc., Fishbowl Frenzy, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, United States; www.teamplayinc.com

Revenue and Admission Control/Wristbands/RFID Technology: accesso, accesso Passport eCommerce solution, Lake Mary, Florida, United States; www.accesso.com

Services, Equipment, and Supplies: Water Safety Products, Inc., ValuStair Second Generation, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, United States; www.watersafety.com

Games and Merchandise: Big T Toys & Sports, Helmet Heads, Riverside, California, United States; www.wholesalesportsshop.com

Food Services: Scara’s Italian Ices, Inc., Scara’s Soft Serve Italian Ice Base, Patterson, New Jersey, United States

Show Production and Entertainment/Displays and Sets: Jack Rouse Associates, Grand Hall Experience at Union Station, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States; www.jackrouse.com

Themed Exhibit Design for Zoos, Aquariums, and Museums: WhiteWater West, custom themed AquaPlay RainFortress™, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada; www.whitewaterwest.com


BEST EXHIBIT AT IAAPA ATTRACTIONS EXPO 2014

The Image Award is given to the best exhibit based on booth design, branding, staffing, and overall appeal at IAAPA Attractions Expo.
Winner: Rhode Island Novelty- Nanco, Fall River, Massachusetts, United States; www.rinovelty.com

100 – 399 square feet: The Works Unlimited, Inc., Orlando, Florida, United States; www.theworksunlimited.com

400 – 499 square feet: Honolulu Hot Dog Company, Inc., Celebration, Florida, United States; www.honoluluhotdog.com

500 – 899 square feet: Sally Corporation, Jacksonville, Florida, United States; www.sallycorp.com

900 – 1,200 square feet: Cruden B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands; www.cruden.com

1,200 + square feet: Mack Rides GmbH & Co. KG, Waldkirch, Germany; www.mack-rides.com

The IAAPA Brass Ring Awards ceremony was sponsored by Holy Land Experience, Matt Davenport Productions, Ocean Park Hong Kong, and RWS & Associates.
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