The Parkscout Award is voted for by the general public and is therefore considered the most important independent award for the theme park industry. In this year's Parkscout readers' poll, Europa-Park in Rust was nominated in 14 categories and collected 13 of the coveted awards for 2012/2013. Europa-Park, which is hugely popular among the 40,000 or so theme park fans who took part in the survey, took the prize for 'best theme park' and 'best value for money'. According to the poll, visitors also found Europa-Park to have the 'best new theme park attraction' and 'best website'. Thanks to its excellent range of facilities for families with children, the park came second in the 'most child-friendly theme park' category.