SDC Awarded “Golden Ticket” for Time Traveler

Photo by Scott McCaulley

by: Scott McCaulley

The 21st Annual Golden Ticket Awards, presented by Amusement Today Magazine, had amusement park officials from around the world converging on Silver Dollar City and the Showboat Branson Belle as the selected site for the 2018 Awards Ceremony.

At the awards ceremony Saturday night on the Showboat, Silver Dollar City collected the Publisher’s Choice Turnstile Award, a special award selected by American Today Publisher Gary Slade honoring the coordination of the Time Traveler Project Project from not only Ride Development but coordination of getting the word out about Time Traveler and keeping the turnstiles moving at the park.

Andrew Wexler, Chief Executive Officer for Silver Dollar City’s Parent Company Herschend Family Entertainment, says the Time Traveler Project was definitely a joint effort.

Dr. Roland Mack, co-owner of Mack Rides of Germany, echos the thoughts of them teaming up with HFE to develop Time Traveler.

SDC was nominated in a total of six other catagories for which the winners were selected by a poll of Amusement Park voters conducted by Amusement Today.

Another HFE Park, Dollywood in Tennessee did win in three catagories for Best Christmas Event, Friendliest Park, and Best Shows while Time Traveler Partner Mack Rides won for best Amusement Park for their Europa Park.

Brad Thomas
Silver Dollar City President Brad Thomas accepts the Publishers Pick Award Turnstile Award at the Golden Ticket Ceremony Saturday on the Showboat Branson Belle. (Photo courtesy of SDC)