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Chance Rides busy

Chance Rides busy

“We brought our new battery-powered C.P. Huntington locomotive,” explained Dick Chance at the Chance Rides booth during the recent IAAPA Expo in Orlando. “This is the first production model and is going to the Montgomery Zoo in Alabama. The zoo market is a big market for our new trains as they replace their old gasoline […]

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Garfield graces the Sally Dark Rides booth

Garfield graces the Sally Dark Rides booth

Garfield, the lazy, fat, and cynical orange American cat noted for his love of lasagna and sleeping, greeted visitors at the Sally Dark Rides booth at the recent IAAPA Expo. Garfield was in anamatronic form along with his friends, destined for Six Flags China to appear in Garfield’s Underwater Adventure. That’s an interactive, 4D, cartoon […]

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Orion Vehicle on display

Orion Vehicle on display

The first look at the lead car for the Orion rollercoaster, scheduled to debut at Kings Island, Mason, Ohio, in 2020, greeted attendees at the Bolliger & Mabillard booth during the recent IAAPA Expo. Joining the world-class line-up of coasters at the park is Orion, one of only seven mega coasters in the world, a […]

Triotech launches the Storm

Triotech launches the Storm

Following its iconic predecessors, the Typhoon and the Mad Wave Theater, both best-selling coin-op simulators that still populate most FECs and arcades around the world, Triotech has launched the Storm, an interactive VR coin-op game that features two competing players sitting side-by-side on motion seats. “What is unique about the Storm is that it is […]

ProSlide receives 4th Impact Award

ProSlide receives 4th Impact Award

ProSlide Technology Inc. was honoured to be recognised by IAAPA, for the fourth time, with the industry Impact Award for Dueling PipelineBlast/FlyingSaucer Water Coaster. The Impact Award is presented to a winner of one of the Best New Products (categories 1-10) within the Best New Product or Service Awards that had or will have the […]

Largest attendance in IAAPA Expo history

Largest attendance in IAAPA Expo history

With global theme and amusement park attendance on the rise, IAAPA Expo continues to serve as the epicentre for attractions industry innovation. Welcoming 42,600 attendees and 1,146 exhibitors in 2019, international leaders, decision makers, and visionaries from around the world came together to buy, learn, and network at the premier conference and trade show for […]

IAAPA announces 2019 Brass Ring Award winners

IAAPA announces 2019 Brass Ring Award winners

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, presented the 2019 IAAPA Brass Ring Awards on Wednesday, 20 November during IAAPA Expo 2019 in Orlando, Florida. The annual awards recognise amusement parks, water parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, family entertainment centers (FECs), and suppliers from around the world for excellence in food and beverage, games and […]

IAAPA recognises industry leaders with Service and Young Professional of the Year Awards at IAAPA Expo 2019

IAAPA recognises industry leaders with Service and Young Professional of the Year Awards at IAAPA Expo 2019

IAAPA recognized the 2019 IAAPA Service Award winners and the 2019 Young Professional of the Year Award winner during the annual GM and Owners’ Breakfast at IAAPA Expo 2019 on Wednesday, Nov. 20 in Orlando, Florida. The IAAPA Service Awards honor individuals for their outstanding contributions to the global attractions industry. This year’s IAAPA Service […]

Two global attractions industry pioneers inducted into IAAPA Hall of Fame

Two global attractions industry pioneers inducted into IAAPA Hall of Fame

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, inducted two global attractions industry legends — Frederick “Fred” Langford and Alberto Zamperla — into the IAAPA Hall of Fame at last week’s Expo in Orlando. The IAAPA Hall of Fame honours individuals whose work and accomplishments have made significant and lasting contributions to the global attractions […]

IAAPA names Amanda Thompson OBE chairman of the board for 2020

IAAPA names Amanda Thompson OBE chairman of the board for 2020

Amanda Thompson OBE, managing director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the United Kingdom, became IAAPA’s 2020 Chairman of the Board of Directors at last week’s IAAPA. In addition, IAAPA introduced the 2020 officers during the Kickoff Event at IAAPA Expo 2019, the association’s annual global conference and trade show in Orlando, Florida. Thompson brings lifelong […]

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