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TPM Awards 2017 - The Results!

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After a trickle of votes over the past month, I can now officially announce the winners of the 2017 TPM awards...

 

PARK AWARDS

 

Best UK Park

1)  Alton Towers (12)

2)  Thorpe Park (9)

3)  Blackpool Pleasure Beach (6)

 

Best UK Coaster

1)  Nemesis (14)
2)  The Smiler (4)

3=)  The Swarm (3)

3=)  Stealth (3)

 

Best UK Flat

1)  Rush (6)

2=)  Detonator (4)

2=)  Samurai (4)

2=)  Slammer (4)

3)  Time Machine (3) 

 

Best UK Water

1)  Valhalla (14)

2)  Tidal Wave (6)

3)  The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure (3) 

 

Best UK Dark

1)  Hex (13)

2)  Valhalla (6)

3)  Derren Brown's Ghost Train:  Rise of the Demon (4)

 

Best UK Scare Attraction

1)  The Big Top (9)

2)  Chop Shop (5)

3=)  Platform 15 (3)

3=)  Sub Species:  The End Games (3)

 

Best Themed UK Experience

1)  Derren Brown's Ghost Train:  Rise of the Demon (6)

2)  Hex (5)

3)  Valhalla (4)

 

Worst UK Ride

1)  Derren Brown's Ghost Train:  Rise of the Demon (7)

2)  Storm Surge (5)

3)  Colossus (3)

 

Best International Park

1)  Europa Park (11)

2)  Phantasialand (5)

3)  Efteling (3)

 

Best International Coaster

1)  Shambhala (7)

2)  Helix (6)

3)  Taron (3)

 

Best New-For-2017 Attraction

1)  The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure (7)

2)  Symbolica (4)

3)  Red Force (3)

 

Best International Themed Experience

1)  Arthur - In the Minimoys Kingdom (4)

2)  Wizarding World of Harry Potter (any) (3)

3)  The Flying Dutchman (2)

 

Most Uncomfortable Ride

1)  Furius Baco (5)

2)  Colossus (4)

3)  El Condor (3)

 

Most Disappointing Merlin Moment 2017

1)  Everything, or words to that effect (5)

2)  Budget cuts, in general (4)

3)  Slammer closing (3)

 

Best-Looking New-for-2018 Attraction

1)  Icon (10)

2)  Secret Weapon 8 (9)

3)  Steel Vengeance (5)

 

Best Manufacturer

1)  Mack (17)

2)  B&M (9)

3)  Intamin (2) 

 

MEMBER AWARDS

 

Best Member

1)  @BaronC.

2=)  @Ryan

2=)  @Felicity

3=)  @Benin

3=)  @Marc

 

Best Team Member

1)  @BaronC.

2)  @Ryan

3)  @pluk

 

Best New Member

1)  @Mega-Lite

2)  @Jodie

3)  @Mark9's reappearance

 

Best Quality Posts

1)  @BaronC.

2)  @Wumbamillio

3)  @Coaster

 

Best TPM Meet

1)  Port Aventura

2)  Chessington

3)  Christmas 2016


Most Knowledgeable Member

1)  @Wumbamillio

2)  @BaronC.

3)  @Benin

 

Most Dedicated

1)  @BaronC.

2)  @Marc

3)  @Timber Creek

 

Most Sarcastic

1)  @Benin (!)

2)  @Mitchada04

3)  @MattyMoo

 

Most Likely to be Banned in 2018

1)  @Timber Creek

2)  @Coaster

3)  @Mega-Lite

 

Funniest Member 

1)  @MattyMoo

2)  @Benin

3)  @Martin Doyle

 

Friendliest Member

1)  @Mitchada04

2)  @he who shall not be named

3)  @Kerfuffle

 

Biggest Fanboy/girl

1)  @Timber Creek

2)  @BaronC.

3)  @Marc

 

Sexiest Male

1)  @Mr. Fish 

2)  @Timber Creek

3)  @Ryan

 

Sexiest Female

1)  @paige

2)  @terrortomb

3)  @RubyRed95

 

Storm Surge Award

1)  @Timber Creek

2)  @Coaster

3)  @Martin.C

 

Cutest Couple

1)  @Martin.C and @Martin Doyle

2)  @Timber Creek and @terrortomb

3)  @Mer and @Stuntman707

 

Member You'd Like to See More Of

1)  @Jart

2)  @BenC

3)  @WWTPRadio 

 

Congratulations to all winners!  Wear with pride your victories.  Well done to Mack for taking down to B&M stronghold of Best Manufacturer.  pluk can have a drink knowing that Time Machine has finally made it into the top 3 flat rides...even if Slammer has sneaked in that list despite never opening...

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1 hour ago, BaronC. said:

Best Themed UK Experience

1)  Derren Brown's Ghost Train:  Rise of the Demon (6)

2)  Hex (5)

3)  Valhalla (4)

 

Worst UK Ride

1)  Derren Brown's Ghost Train:  Rise of the Demon (7)

2)  Storm Surge (5)

3)  Colossus (3)

How surprising...

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Wow!! Never thought so many of you shipped myself and Martin C!! ??

 

Also, I’m not that funny people so I appreciate those who voted me on that one to get me to third!! :) admit it.... it’s my bald patch isn’t it!!??

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What an interesting selection of results (although some undeniably predictable).

 

Top three UK parks seems accurate as do the ride selections too. It's astounding how popular and successful Gruffalo has ranked upon the polls. Third best UK water ride and best 2017 attraction? Wow. Symbolica still has it for me but Gruffalo for the UK is a top quality attraction. 

 

Derren's placement in everything just epitomises the pros and cons of the attraction. Third best Dark ride, best experience yet it's rated the worst UK ride.

 

it makes me excited (however not surprised) that two of the most promising developments of next year are in the UK (for once). 

 

It seems my inactivity on the forums this year (due to personal commitments) has taken it's toll. Although I made it into a few top 3's it looks like I didn't win anything this year. I'm glad my fellow forum goers consider me TPM's biggest fanboy (again), but am also concerned they consider me most likely to be banned next year. The start of World War 5 maybe?

 

Storm Surge award is perhaps self explanatory.

 

It appears my reign of sexiness is over as Mr Fish is clearly a winner with his fantastic fashion, looks and style. I didn't even make top 3 females either. The Britney wig is going away.

 

Over chuffed though with me and Tomb being ranked TPM's 2nd best couple, but of course Martin and Martin's love certainly appears ever stronger that's for sure!

 

Now to get back on track for the 2018 awards. Here goes!

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4 hours ago, BaronC. said:

pluk can have a drink knowing that Time Machine has finally made it into the top 3 flat rides

Still underrated tbh!

 

Tight on the best new attraction for 18, I think it went the right way though? Tough one. 

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^I was surprised at how close it was between Icon and SW8; I fully expected Icon to run away away with it!

 

It was surprising to see how few votes some of the big new European things got - would have thought one of Valkyrie (Liseberg), Avalon (Toverland) or Hyperion (Energylandia) would have gotten completed the Top 3 based on previous years.  But alas, a huge RMC is clearly mouth-watering for many!

 

 

Also, a thanks to anyone who voted for me - mucho gracias!

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The absolute worst result is Gruffalo being better than Symbolica, which is no doubt down to the lack of people who can be bothered to go abroad...

 

Like, even judging from POVs it's clear as day...

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14 hours ago, BaronC. said:

Best UK Park

1)  Alton Towers (12)

2)  Thorpe Park (9)

3)  Blackpool Pleasure Beach (6)

This hurts my brain so much. I almost understand (but still very much bemoan) Thorpe beating Blackpool, with this being a Thorpe Park focused forum. But Alton Towers, nah...

14 hours ago, BaronC. said:

Best UK Coaster

1)  Nemesis (14)
2)  The Smiler (4)

3=)  The Swarm (3)

3=)  Stealth (3)

The last year before Icon takes the crown, mark my words.

14 hours ago, BaronC. said:

Worst UK Ride

1)  Derren Brown's Ghost Train:  Rise of the Demon (7)

2)  Storm Surge (5)

3)  Colossus (3)

Colossus, the 3rd worse ride in the UK? F**k off!

14 hours ago, BaronC. said:

Best International Park

1)  Europa Park (11)

2)  Phantasialand (5)

3)  Efteling (3)

If Phantasialand won, I would have rioted.

14 hours ago, BaronC. said:

Best New-For-2017 Attraction

1)  The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure (7)

2)  Symbolica (4)

3)  Red Force (3)

I know B&M Hypers aren't anything special, but this seems off.

14 hours ago, BaronC. said:

Best International Themed Experience

1)  Arthur - In the Minimoys Kingdom (4)

2)  Wizarding World of Harry Potter (any) (3)

3)  The Flying Dutchman (2)

Two of the most offensive attractions ever conceived beating the fantastic Flying Dutchman, right...

14 hours ago, BaronC. said:

Best-Looking New-for-2018 Attraction

1)  Icon (10)

2)  Secret Weapon 8 (9)

3)  Steel Vengeance (5)

Pointless Weapon 8 with more votes than Steel Vengeance and almost as many of Icon, you guys make me sick.

14 hours ago, BaronC. said:

Best Manufacturer

1)  Mack (17)

2)  B&M (9)

3)  Intamin (2) 

Damn straight!

14 hours ago, BaronC. said:

Best New Member

1)  @Mega-Lite

2)  @Jodie

3)  @Mark9's reappearance

Damn straight!

14 hours ago, BaronC. said:

Most Likely to be Banned in 2018

1)  @Timber Creek

2)  @Coaster

3)  @Mega-Lite

Only 3rd most likely to be banned? Must try harder... 

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34 minutes ago, Benin said:

The absolute worst result is Gruffalo being better than Symbolica, which is no doubt down to the lack of people who can be bothered to go abroad...

 

Not meaning to be rude, but you say 'lack of people who can be bothered to go abroad' but forget that quite a few members on this forum are minors, who can't just jet off alone, and that not everyone can afford or want the hassle of international holidays multiple times a year. 

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9 minutes ago, Whatever said:

 

Not meaning to be rude, but you say 'lack of people who can be bothered to go abroad' but forget that quite a few members on this forum are minors, who can't just jet off alone, and that not everyone can afford or want the hassle of international holidays multiple times a year. 

 

Lets face it, the Gruffalo is definitely a top tier attraction, an E-ticket, a must do ride. No shame for Symbolica here, it lost out to sheer perfection.

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The Gruffalo joins these other prestigious rides to have won best new attraction..

 

2011 - Raptor
2012 - The Swarm
2013 - The Smiler
2014 - Ratatouille
2015 - Baron 1898
2016 - Taron / Klugheim
2017 - The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure
 
(Please can someone explain how Helix didn't win best new ride 2014??)
 
The thing with these awards is people tend to vote for stuff they have ridden, rather than looking at things more generally.  Symbolica had quite a low ridership (and, in general, interest) this year, which partially explains its lack of victory.  Also why Shambhala took its crown back as best international coaster, due to the Port Aventura meet.
 
1 hour ago, Whatever said:

 

Not meaning to be rude, but you say 'lack of people who can be bothered to go abroad' but forget that quite a few members on this forum are minors, who can't just jet off alone, and that not everyone can afford or want the hassle of international holidays multiple times a year. 

 

It's a bit of a mix.  There are plenty of people who can't go abroad due to age, money, other commitments, etc. (though you'd be surprised at how cheaply you can do some parks abroad if you want to!).  But equally there are people who could, but don't, instead choosing to visit the same parks over and over.  If the hobby truly captivates and interests you, sooner or later you'll start exploring and looking further afield, going to new places as well as old.  Just some people go later rather than sooner.

 

 It's their loss though, since it means they don't get to experience the awesome rides that are out there... ;)

 

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^ Check out @BaronC. posting 10 times in a row to boost his post count #unbelievable ;)

 

Looks like I should change my signature - thanks folks, I'm flattered - probably more shocked at being even considered for the sarcasm award over the mighty Benin :D

 

Edited by BaronC.
I don't know what you're talking about... #oops

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