The public vote for the UK Theme Park Awards 2023
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The annual UK Theme Park Awards
For the fourth year, the public are able to vote for their favourite UK theme parks in these prestigious national awards. The awards are organised by ThemeParks-UK.com, an independent consumer guide to UK theme parks. Once again, the awards are presented in association with AttractionTickets.com
There are 22 categories this year, including Theme Park of the Year, Best Customer Service and Best Value. New categories include Best Reimagined Attraction, Best Theme Park with Animals and Best Themed Coaster.
In advance of the public vote, a shortlist has been compiled using public nominations and with the help of a panel of judges including Paul Kelly (Chief Executive of the British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions) and Andy Hine MBE (Chairman – Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain). 25,278 nominations were received, with a total of 35 theme parks nominated for awards in 2023.
The major contenders for the awards include Alton Towers and Drayton Manor in Staffordshire, Blackpool Pleasure Beach in Lancashire, Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures in Surrey, LEGOLAND Windsor in Berkshire and Paultons Park in Hampshire.
The other UK theme parks to receive multiple nominations include Adventure Island in Essex, Blackgang Chine on the Isle of Wight, Crealy in Devon, Fantasy Island in Lincolnshire, Flamingo Land in Yorkshire, Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach and Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure in Norfolk, Pleasurewood Hills in Suffolk and Sundown Adventureland in Nottinghamshire, as well as the various Gulliver’s Theme Parks.
There is also an award for Content Creator of the Year, in recognition of the high quality user-generated content via blogs and platforms such as YouTube, Instagram and TikTok.
Voting & Results
The public vote will take place until 2 September. These votes will be combined with those of the Expert Judges to generate the final results, which will be announced at this year’s awards event on 21 September, hosted by Chessington World of Adventures Resort.