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BRASS RING AWARDS The IAAPA Brass Ring Awards recognise excellence from operators, individuals and projects across every sector of the global attractions industry. Revealed at the annual IAAPA Expo in Orlando and considered the industry’s most prestigious honour, we take a closer look at 2019’s winners.

Top Family Entertainment Center (FEC) of the World Cinergy Entertainment Amarillo, Amarillo, Texas, US Opened in October 2018, Cinergy’s 90,000sq ft (8,300sq m) Amarillo entertainment Center is an FeC offering movies, bowling, laser tag, arcade games, escape rooms and more. It also features multi-sensory interactive attractions such as Hologate and an XD 4D Dark ride. Including its award-winning Amarillo FeC, the company operates a total of five such ventures across texas and Oklahoma.

Games and Retail Excellence

Human Resources Excellence

Best Plush Porg,

Best Employee Engagement Initiative – Annual Attendance Less than 1 Million Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Disney Parks, US

Best Apparel Children’s Shaun the Sheep Hooded Sweat,

UAE

Paradise Country – Gold Coast Australia

Best Hard Good Item Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers,

Best Employee Engagement Initiative – Annual Attendance More than 1 Million Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Disney Parks, US

Santa Cruz, California, US

Food and Beverage Excellence

Best Visual Merchandising Droid Depot: Custom Astromech Units,

Best New Menu Item – Annual Attendance Less than 1 Million Unicorn Cotton Candy Tacos,

Disney Parks, US build and take home your own droid at Star Wars: Galaxy’s edge (for more see p62)

Best Employee Reward and Recognition Program – Annual Attendance More than 1 Million Europa Park Rust, Germany

Jake’s Unlimited, Mesa, Arizona, US

Best New Menu Item – Annual Attendance More than 1 Million BLT Panzanella Bowl,

Best Midway Game Operation Morey’s Piers Game Operation Morey’s Piers and Beachfront Water Parks, Wildwood, New Jersey, US

San Diego Zoo, San Diego, California, US

The Legend of Camel Bells is a dramatisation of Chinese culture

Best Innovation in a Training Programme – Annual Attendance Less than 1 Million Pacific National Exhibition Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Judges Award: Best Plush Item Little Ndaba Naples Zoo, Naples, Florida, US

Best Innovation in a Training Programme – Annual Attendance More than 1 Million Whiting’s Foods on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz, California, US

Morey’s Piers won a brass ring for Best Midway Game Operation

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