The 2022 Golden Ticket Award winners have been announced, and Disney picked up a couple of awards, while narrowly missing some other awards.
For the second year in a row, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance won in the Best Dark Ride category, beating out a couple other Disney attractions in Pirates of the Caribbean Battle for the Sunken Treasure (2nd place), and Indiana Jones Adventure (4th place). Disney Hollywood Studios Vice President Jackie Swisher said, ““It’s an honor to be awarded Best Dark Ride for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance – and that this is our second year to receive that honor is a testament to Walt Disney Imagineering, our park operations team, and our dedicated cast members. Through a mix of world-class, innovative technology and only-at-Disney storytelling, I’m proud we help guests live their own Star Wars story every day as members of the Resistance or the First Order all throughout the immersive land of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!”
In the Best New Attraction Installation category, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind claimed the top spot. EPCOT Vice President Kartika Rodriguez said, “I am delighted that Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind won Best New Attraction Installation! Opening this attraction in summer of 2022 was a pivotal moment in the overall transformation of EPCOT and of the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Walt Disney World, and I am proud to see its excellence recognized. From the planet Xandar to our own home planet, Terra, only Disney could tell a story as thrilling and groundbreaking as Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. Congratulations to Walt Disney Imagineering, our EPCOT cosmic family and everyone who has joined in on ‘save the galaxy time!'”.
Cosmic Rewind didn’t take every award it was nominated for though, receiving second place in the Best New Roller Coaster category behind Iron Gwazi.
Perhaps the most disappointing second-place finish was Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, which lost out in the Best New Family Attraction category to Volkanu: Quest for the Golden Idol at Lost Island Theme Park.
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