IAAPA Expo 2022 announces its full list of Brass Ring Awards winners

Winners of the prestigious industry-focused 2022 Brass Ring Awards were announced today, November 17, 2022, at the IAAPA Expo. Walt Disney World walked away with nine awards this year while SeaWorld and Universal parks also fared well.

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Universal Beijing

“There’s something special about coming together as an industry and cheering each other on when this year’s finalists were so strong in each category,” said Jim Pattison, president of Ripley Entertainment, and IAAPA’s 2023 Chairman of the Board. “Celebrating industry-wide innovations and successes is a win for all of us.”

Among this year’s Brass Ring Awards winners and their categories are:

Live Entertainment

Universal Japan

Best Atmosphere/Street Show Performance Act
“Hello Kitty Happiness Brass Band”

Universal Studios Japan Hello Kitty Bubble Blower

SeaWorld Orlando

Best Live Edutainment Performance Act
“Rescue Tales”

SeaWorld San Antonio

Most Creative Sports/Stunt Show
Hydro Power Xtreme FX

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Photo courtesy of SeaWorld San Antonio


Dollywood Parks and Resorts

Best Visual Merchandising
Dollywood Emporium Remodel


Human Resources

Hershey’s Chocolate World

Best Employee Engagement Initiative
SHCWeet Program

Hershey's Chocolate Tour POV at Hershey's Chocolate World in Pennsylvania

Universal Beijing Resort

Best Innovation in a Training Program
Universal Way 2.0


Ripley’s Believe It or Not

Best Public Relations Campaign
Ripley’s Assists in Making History with Kim Kardashian at Met Gala

Ripley's believe it or not

Best New Product Exhibitor Awards

Major Ride/Attraction Product cost of more than US$5 million
Sally Dark Rides “Volkanu – Quest for the Golden Idol


Services, Equipment, and Supplies
Extreme Engineering Flex Shade System

Best New Product Concept Award – Major Ride or Water Park Ride
Extreme Engineering Parkour Around

Click here to see the awards won by Disney properties world-wide.


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