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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Wins 2017 Golden Ticket Award

SANTA CRUZ, CA (September 13, 2017) - The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has once again been named the world’s Best Seaside Park by the amusement industry. The award was announced during the 2017 Golden Ticket Awards at  Lake Compounce amusement park in Connecticut on Saturday. The two-day gathering included exclusive events and an award dinner for amusement park owners, operators and managers.

"Receiving a 10th Golden Ticket Award is a tremendous honor," said Karl Rice, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk president. "The industry continues to recognize our accomplishments as well as our passion for our business. I'm very proud of our world-famous seaside amusement park." 

The Golden Ticket Awards are presented annually to honor the “Best of the Best” in the amusement industry and are calculated from an international poll conducted by Amusement Today.  The prestigious survey asks experienced amusement park voters around the country and world to rate the “bests” in 23 categories.  

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk won Golden Tickets for Best Seaside Park from 2007-2014, and 2016. 
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