Commenting on the amazing response to this year’s Awards despite all of the difficulties the industry has faced in 2020, judge Richard Pawley says: “It has been a year we will all remember, however the entries from those participating in the Park World Excellence Awards has been outstanding and I need to emphasise they are all winners for taking part in 2020. It was a privilege to judge each category, everyone was special.

“However, there has to be a preferable one that stands out for each judge and I therefore look forward to congratulating the winners for this year.”

Fellow judge Phil Taylor agrees: “In such a challenging year, its especially nice to see that some of the award categories have received up to 30 entries and nominations from an incredible range of both new and established attractions. Great too to see so many attractions from the Middle East among the nominations. The quality of the entries and nominations is also really high, none of which has made the job of being a judge any easier, that’s for sure. Irrespective of whoever takes home an award, it’s clear that all of the entries are winners.”


Join in the celebrations on Tuesday 8 December

From 11am (GMT) on Tuesday 8 December, we will be celebrating the very best operators in the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), together with the outstanding manufacturers, suppliers and entertainment specialists that worked with them to bring 2020’s top experiences to life.

The Park World Excellence Awards 2020 – sponsored by Digital Centre, Polin, Hologate and Simworx

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