Orlando Theme Park Awards 2010

Mickey Mouse squeaks through to pip Harry Potter to the post and is crowned favourite theme park character.

Despite the blockbuster movies, Disney’s classic Mickey Mouse has beaten Harry Potter, Shrek, Buzz Lightyear and his long term girlfriend Minnie Mouse to be crowned favourite theme park character in The Attraction Tickets Direct Orlando Theme Park Awards.

Not to be outshone, Universal Orlando won Best New Attraction and Best Overall Attraction with the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter in which opened in 2010.

Thank you to everyone who voted in the 11 categories including best new attraction, best theme park, best water park and best overall attraction.

The overall winners and runners up in the 11 categories are as follows:

Best New Attraction
Winner: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Universal
Runner up: Manta, SeaWorld

Best Overall Attraction

Winner: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Universal
Runner up: Soarin’, Disney

Best Theme Park

Winner: Magic Kingdom, Disney
Runner up: Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Best Theme Park Soaking

Winner: Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges, Universal
Runner up: Kali River Rapids, Disney

Best Water Park

Winner: Typhoon Lagoon Water Park 
Runnerup: Aquatica

Best 3D/4D Attraction

Winner: The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Universal
Runner up: Soarin’, Disney

Best Non Theme Park Attraction

Winner: Kennedy Space Centre
Runner up: Boggy Creek Airboat Rides

Best Dinner Show

Winner: Florida Pirate’s Dinner Show
Runner up: Arabian Nights Dinner Show

Best Themed Restaurant

Winner: Rainforest Café, Disney 
Runner up: Hard Rock Café, Universal

Favourite Theme Park Character/Personality

Winner: Mickey Mouse, Disney 
Runner up: Shamu, SeaWorld

Best Live Show

Winner: Fantasmic, Disney 
Runner up: Shamu – Believe, SeaWorld


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