Asian attractions recognised at IAAPA’s annual Brass Ring Awards
Leading Asian attractions have been recognised at the global amusement and theme park industry's 2019 Brass Ring Awards, with particular success in the Live Entertainment Excellence category.
Presented overnight in the USA by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) during the IAAPA Expo 2019 in Orlando, Florida, the annual IAAPA Brass Ring Awards are one of the global attractions industry’s most prestigious honours.
The awards recognise theme parks, water parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, family entertainment centres (FECs) and suppliers for excellence in food and beverage, games and retail, human resources, live entertainment, marketing, new products and exhibits.
Among the many award categories, Asian theme parks secured three of the 10 awards in the Live Entertainment Excellence, category, winning for:
• Best Theatrical Production (annual attendance more than one million): Legend of Camel Bells, Huaxia Cultural Resort, Xi’an, Shanxi Province, China
• Most Creative Multimedia Spectacular: Dancing Islands, Fantawild International Limited, Shenzhen, China
• Most Creative Property-wide Event (annual attendance less than one million): Winterfest, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi also secured the Human Resources Excellence for the Best Employee Engagement Initiative (annual attendance less than one million).
Turkey-based Polin Waterparks also secured two Awards, in the Best Exhbitor and Best New Product Concept Award (Major Ride/Attraction) categories
IAAPA's Service Awards also recognised three industry leaders for their outstanding contributions to the global attractions industry, with 2019 Awards presented to Australian Greg O’Neill of Leisure and Amusement Services Ltd along with Geoff Chutter of Canadian waterslide manufacturer WhiteWater and Ash Smart of UK attraction Harbour Park.
Australia's only Brass Ring Award of 2019 went to Paradise Country for Best Apparel in the Games and Retail Excellence category for its Children’s Shaun the Sheep Hooded Sweat.
Click here to view the full list of 2019 IAAPA Brass Ring Award winners.
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