Thunderhead roller coaster receives Golden Ticket Award

August 27, 2005
Dollywood’s new wooden roller coaster, Thunderhead

Dollywood's Thunderhead roller coaster takes top honors in the Best Wooden Coaster category at the eighth annual Golden Ticket Awards

Considered the Academy Awards of the amusement industry, the Golden Ticket Awards are presented to the "best of the best" in 22 categories based on the results of an international poll conducted by Amusement Today magazine.

The Thunderhead roller coaster was also named Coaster of the Year and Best New Wood Coaster at the 2005 Coasters' Choice Awards. It was the first wooden coaster to take the top honor in the awards' five-year history.