“This is a suggestion we’ve heard from many participants on our panel in years past,” says Golden Ticket Awards Communication Coordinator Tim Baldwin. “I think online balloting will make it easier for each voter, plus as it eliminates over half of the printing, it allows Amusement Today a more efficient way to Go Green. The industry seems to be leaning toward such decisions, and it is wonderful when updating your procedures can make things better all around.” Baldwin adds, “Plus it allows our voters a few additional days to have time to be out in the parks and consider their decisions since they don’t have to allow the time for the ballots to reach us by mail by the deadline. They always appreciate more time.”
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Gary Slade states, “It is good to see the Golden Ticket Awards continue to evolve in small, but efficient ways. Once we knew we could maintain our secure control of the ballots, it just seems like a win-win for everyone involved to see the voting go forward.”
All tabulated results of the Golden Ticket Awards will be announced live at Dollywood on September 8.