HUNDREDS of theme park representatives, experts and suppliers attended the 2018 Asia Attractions Global Theme Attractions and Leisure Summit & Golden Crown Awards ceremony presented by Asia Attractions magazine at the Chimelong Hotel in Guangzhou, China, on December 6 and 7.

14 high-profile industry professionals provided presentations at the Asia Attractions Global Theme Attractions and Leisure Summit during the two days, including Matthew L. McCoy from Max Design Studio, Bruce McMillen and Nelson Jeng from Romero VanRell Jeng McMillen and Associates (RVJMA), Edward Marks from The Producers Group, Jeff Jensen from ITEC Entertainment, Liu Yuzheng from Huayi Brothers Real Scene Entertainment, Tan Chao from DreamEast Group, Yuan Man from Hengdian World Studios, Zhang Yuanyuan from Haichang Ocean Park Holdings Ltd., Li Yanchan from WinSing Animation, Zhao Penghui from Foriseland, Zhong Xinfu from Prominent Technology Enterprise and CAAPA’s water attractions committee, Phil Zhong from WhiteWater West and Jeffrey Woo from Sanderson Group Design Limited. In a subsequent discussion session, the experts also had a fierce discussion on the subject of “How to build a profitable theme park.”


During a gala dinner on December 7, Asia Attractions announced the winners for a total of 25 categories for this year’s Asia Attractions Golden Crown Awards. All the projects shortlisted had to be completed between June 2017-June 2018 in China. Since June 2018, 24 industry veterans and more than 400 theme parks and global suppliers have actively participated in this event. Finally over 160 theme parks and global suppliers entered the final competition and surprisingly received 0.43 million votes through the online voting platform.

For 2018 the organisers had also added the Individual Award and Expert Special Recommendation Award for the first time. Five enterprise leaders and one newly-launched Chinese park were recognised.


The winners of the Asia Attractions Golden Crown Awards 2018 were as follows:


Outstanding Master Planning Award

China: Changzhou Dinosaur Land Culture and Tourist Management (Crazy Dinosaur attraction, China Dinosaurs Land)

Shanghai Maisi Building Landscape Decoration Engineering Co. Ltd. (Crete Bay Water World, Liuzhou)

Sanderson Group Design Ltd. (Colourful Yunnan Paradise)


Outstanding Theming, Design and Constructions Award

China: Shanghai Maisi Building Landscape Decoration Engineering Co. Ltd. (Huayi Brothers Movie World, Suzhou)

Shenzhen Unite Environmental Art Project Co. Ltd. (Enjoy Snow World, Zhengzhou)


Outstanding Playgrounds Award

China: Shenzhen Yonglixing Amusement Rides Co. Ltd. (Boot Camp Climbing attraction, Huayi Brothers Movie World, Suzhou)

International: WhiteWater West (Adventure Play, Changsha Window of the World)


Outstanding Major/Family Rides Award

China: Guangzhou Dalang Water Park Equipment Co. Ltd. (Dream Waterpark, Jia Xing Happy World, Zhejiang)

Golden Horse Technology Entertainment Corp. Ltd. (HDG-12A 3D Interactive Rides)

International: Alterface (Investiture of Gods indoor high-speed roller coaster, Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis)


Outstanding 3D Theatres Award

China: Dalian Betop Culture Technology Co. Ltd. (360° Topdome Flying Theatre, Yuntaishan Geopark, Henan)

Changzhou Dinosaur Land Culture and Tourist Management (Pterosaur Knight 4D Theatre, China Dinosaur Land)


Outstanding Roller Coasters Award

China: Golden Horse Technology Entertainment Corp. Ltd. (GSC-24A Dive Coaster)

International: Great Coasters International, Inc. (wooden roller coaster, Chengdu Happy Valley)

Premier Rides (Rocket roller coaster, Chimelong Paradise)


Outstanding VR Products Award

China: Beijing Leke Void New Media Culture Co. Ltd. (Deep Sea Exploration)


Outstanding Big Water Park Attractions Award

China: Wang Ming International (Xun Long Island Water World, Chaoyang)

International: ProSlide Technology Inc. (RocketBLAST, Aquaventure Waterpark, Atlantis Sanya)

wiegand.maelzer GmbH (SlideWheel, Chimelong Waterpark)


Outstanding Live Entertainment Award

China: Jiangsu Jingang Culture and Technology Group Co. Ltd. (Legend of Peacock Princess, Ancient Dian City, Yunnan Province)


Outstanding Special Effect Award

China: Shenzhen Century Guanghua Lighting Technology Co. Ltd. (indoor lighting for Nanjing Wanda Theme Park)

Zhongshan Airo Amusement Equipment Co. Ltd. (special effect glass path)


Outstanding Interactive Water Play Award

International: Vortex Aquatic Structures International Inc. (kids water play for Sanya Haitang Bay Resort Crowne Plaza)


Outstanding Middle/Small Rides Award

China: Jiangsu Jingang Culture and Technology Group Co. Ltd. (Space Rescue Dynamic Simulator)

Shenzhen Playfun Culture and Technology Inc. (Wukong Dynamic Dome Theatre)

International: Zierer Karussell- und Spezialmaschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG (Jet Skis, OCT Beijing)


Outstanding Dark Rides Award

China: Hirain Group (Deep Sea Wonder Cruise)


Outstanding Arcade/Midway Games Award

China: Zhongshan GuangYang Amusement Equipment Co. Ltd. (Jumping Man)


Outstanding Ticketing and Management Systems Award

China: Chengdu Multi-Interactive Network Technology Co. Ltd. (Ipark Smart Scenic Spot Cloud Management System)

Galasys Global (Suzhou), China (ticketing system)


Outstanding Supporting Services and Materials Award

China: Shenzhen Ren Yi Installation Engineering Co. Ltd. (installation of Slidewheel, Chimelong Waterpark)

International: Evoqua Water Technologies LLC (Defender Regenerative Media Filter, The Playa Maya Waterpark, Tianjin Happy Valley)


Outstanding Chinese Theme Parks Award

Beijing Happy Valley

Dalian Haichang Discovery Land

Huayi Brothers Movie World, Suzhou

Shenzhen Happy Valley

China Dinosaur Land


Outstanding Chinese Water Parks Award

Floraland Second Phase Waterpark

Hefei Wanda Waterpark

The Playa Maya Waterpark, Shanghai

Suzhou Amusement Land Forest Water World

Chongqing Caribbean Waterpark


Outstanding Chinese Indoor Theme Parks Award

Harbin Wanda Snow Park

DreamEast Future World

Hot Go Park – Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea

Fruit Man Theme World – Volcano Exploration

Enjoy Snow World, Zhengzhou


Outstanding Chinese Children’s Parks Award

GG·BOND Theme Park

Ali’s Wonderful Land

Suzhou Haichang Midoo Park


Outstanding Themed Event Award

Dalian Haichang Discovery Land


Huayi Brothers Movie World, Suzhou

Shanghai Happy Valley

China Dinosaur Land


Outstanding Park Services Award

Dalian Haichang Discovery Land


Dinosaur Kingdom Waterpark


Outstanding Live Shows Award

Dalian Haichang Discovery Land

Huayi Brothers Movie World, Suzhou

China Dinosaur Land


Expert Special Recommendation Award – Newly launched Chinese Theme Park

Ningbo Our Sea Waterpark


Outstanding Leadership

Zhang Xiaozhen, CEO, Chengdu Lexin Investment Co. Ltd.

Liu Yuzheng, general manager, Huayi Brothers Movie World, Suzhou

Peng Yueqi, vice-president, Shimao Park

Yin Xiaoqiang, deputy general manager, China Dinosaur Land

Zhao Xiaobing, general manager, Beijing Happy Valley


“This is now the third year in which we have presented the Asia Attractions Golden Crown Awards and the first year for the Asia Attractions Global Theme Attractions and Leisure Summit. We have received very positive feedback and that’s why we continue with it,” said Asia Attractions’ publisher Zhang Li.  “As an active member of the amusement and attractions industry, we hope the summit and the awards help to promote the healthy development of excellent, high-quality companies. In turn this can encourage a healthier industry.”

Asia Attractions magazine publisher Lily Zhang addresses attendees at the awards ceremony


The next Asia Attractions Golden Crown Outstanding Suppliers and Parks Awards will launch in June, 2019. For more information concerning application dates and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ms. Han Zhao at [email protected]


About Asia Attractions magazine

Asia Attractions is the leading business magazine for the amusement industry in China and a sister publication to InterPark, providing Chinese and international news, interviews, insight and features and reports covering the Chinese attractions and amusement industry since 2012. After six years, the Asia Attractions brand has developed a network of magazines, annual catalogue, website, self-media platform and WeChat platform. It has been well recognised by most Chinese investors, operators and manufacturers, including Evergrande, Chimelong, OCT, Fanta, Wanda, DreamEast, HaiChang, Hua Yi Brother Studio and more, along with many suppliers around the world who do business within the Chinese market.