IAAPA 2012 Trade Show - TPR's Official Report!

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IAAPA 2012 Trade Show - TPR's Official Report!

Postby ernierocker » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:29 am

Hey guys! It's that time of year again that all coaster and theme park geeks look forward to like its Christmas... it's IAAPA Trade Show time! Like always, TPR will be reporting live from the show floor throughout the entire event, so be sure to check back often for photos of the new hotness from the amusement park industry!

We will be updating this thread throughout the day, but if you want to follow all the action live, be sure to follow us on the TPR Twitter and Facebook pages:

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It's time for IAAPA 2012!

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And of course TPR is there to bring you live updates all day!

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Show floor almost open! GET EXCITED!!!
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Check out Zierer's IAAPA booth!
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Zamperla has a full Air Race set up!
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Great Coasters' booth has gone model crazy this year!
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S&S has a new ride vehicle on display!
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Always nice to see TPR footage on the show floor!
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Whitewater has a nice FlowRider display.
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Lot's more to come so be sure to check back all day. And POST YOUR COMMENTS NOW!!!!
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Re: IAAPA 2012 Trade Show - TPR's Official Report!

Postby ernierocker » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:01 am

More from IAAPA 2012! GCI announces a Wooden Shuttle Coaster! New info from Sea World's Antarctica attraction! Check it out!

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At the show floor, Great Coasters announced Back Track - a woodie shuttle!

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B&M shows off the awesome trains for the new Wing Rider at Ocean Kingdom in China!

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Here's our crew for the SeaWorld media event starting soon!

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Waiting for an unveiling of some sort... More details from Antarctica it seems!

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SeaWorld was happy to show off some penguins and the Antarctica ride vehicle!

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Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin will feature multiple ride paths as chosen by riders during the new experience!

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Mike Boos presents a penguin up close for us to interact with!

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Another look at the ride's vehicle...

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Wondering how you'd get into the vehicle? Here's the answer!

Click HERE for Part 2 of our IAAPA Coverage!
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Re: IAAPA 2012 Trade Show - TPR's Official Report!

Postby Zem » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:18 am

Awesome! Can't wait to see some of the interview footage as well!

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Re: IAAPA 2012 Trade Show - TPR's Official Report!

Postby cfc » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:18 am

The SeaWorld ride vehicle looks great. I'm looking forward to this attraction quite a bit. I also like GCI's wooden shuttle concept, as it sounds like a good way to two different experiences from the same ride (and I miss how they used to run one side of Rebel Yell backward at Kings Dominion).
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Postby B&MIntaminGCI » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:23 am

I really love the colors on that B&M Wing Coaster train.

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Re: IAAPA 2012 Trade Show - TPR's Official Report!

Postby singemfrc » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:24 am

Back track was interesting..wondering what mechanics are involved with having a train travel up the chain lift and then roll backwards, since from the video it looks like theyre using traditional (looking) chain lifts rather than catch-cars.

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Re: IAAPA 2012 Trade Show - TPR's Official Report!

Postby DJeXeL » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:25 am

I was wondering how long it was going to take for a wooden shuttle coaster to pop up. I would've thought Gravity Group would've been first out of the gate but GCI has proven themselves in their "traditional" woodies so I'm excited to see one built. Did they happen to mention if any interest has been shown by any parks?

^I'm wondering that as well. Similar to Vekoma's Boomerang maybe?
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Re: IAAPA 2012 Trade Show - TPR's Official Report!

Postby cfc » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:29 am

singemfrc wrote:Back track was interesting..wondering what mechanics are involved with having a train travel up the chain lift and then roll backwards, since from the video it looks like theyre using traditional (looking) chain lifts rather than catch-cars.


I wouldn't put too much stock in the video for accuracy on the lift mechanism--they're just trying to get the concept and ride experience across.

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Re: IAAPA 2012 Trade Show - TPR's Official Report!

Postby thepoint4life23 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:31 am

Is Back Track something that is the works for a park, or just showing that can be done?

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Re: IAAPA 2012 Trade Show - TPR's Official Report!

Postby Chroniq » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:33 am

Am I the only one who doesn't like shuttle coasters? --- That being said, GCI is one of the more "TPR friendly" companies and they have built some of my favorite coasters.. So I mean no disrespect, I'm just pretty sure I hate shuttle coasters.
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