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IAAPA 2010 Trade Show Orlando Coverage! Photo & Video Update

Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:13 am

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IAAPA 2010 Expo Update - Pictures and Video

IAAPA 2010 Trade Show Orlando has begun! What is IAAPA? It's the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions! This is the annual Expo where all the amusement park operators, ride manufacturers, and everyone from roller coaster designers to Funnel Cake distributors come to showcase the latest in greatest in amusement park fun!

The show is full of new ideas and classic concepts. Theme Park Review is there to cover all the fun! Please continue to check back with this thread as updates will continue to happen throughout the week. Also, do us a HUGE FAVOR and TWEET about this thread, and post it to your Facebook page! The more exposure we get for our IAAPA coverage the more fun we can bring to you!

Here we go....

Update #1 10:15am - Show Opening & Sneak Peek at B&M and S&S!

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IAAPA 2010 Expo in Orlando is about to begin and our coverage is going to start NOW!

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For the executives too lazy to walk from their cars to the convention center! :)

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Oooh! Reception? I hope there's food! :)

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Opening ceremonies always includes lots of presentations and clapping. Great stuff!

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Tim 'O Brien speaks about the IAAPA Hall of Fame.

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Holiday World's Will Koch was inducted into the IAAPA Hall of Fame.

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To which received a standing ovation from his industry peers.

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The show is about to open! Very exciting!!!

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Our first stop! S&S!

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Oooh! Sexy 4-across seat train!

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Now THAT is very interesting information!

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B&M booth looking spiffy!

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Manta = sexy!

Keep refreshing throughout the day for tons more updates!!!!
Last edited by robbalvey on Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:03 pm.

Re: IAAPA 2010 Trade Show Orlando Coverage! Photos & Video!

Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:23 am

The S&S 4-across car looks cool and all but I'm not so sure about the nose design...
Last edited by robbalvey on Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:13 pm.

Re: IAAPA 2010 Trade Show Orlando Coverage! Photos & Video!

Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:34 am

I LOVE the 4 across trains. they are COOL!

Re: IAAPA 2010 Trade Show Orlando Coverage! Photos & Video!

Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:05 am

I'm curious about the "family-friendly designs." More rides along the lines of Silver Dollar City's Powder Keg would be great (my favorite steel coaster of TPR's Mid-America Trip).

Re: IAAPA 2010 Trade Show Orlando Coverage! Photos & Video!

Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:09 am

cfc wrote:I'm curious about the "family-friendly designs." More rides along the lines of Silver Dollar City's Powder Keg would be great (my favorite steel coaster of TPR's Mid-America Trip).

I like the way you are thinking. Would love to see more Powder Keg like rides out there.

Re: IAAPA 2010 Trade Show Orlando Coverage! Photos & Video!

Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:15 am

Love the S&S 4-across trains. Coolness :b

Re: IAAPA 2010 Trade Show Orlando Coverage! Photos & Video!

Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:19 am

Looks like S&S has a poster behind their 4 across train promoting their Free Fly (Tranan) concept. I wonder if they have made any tweaks to the design and if any parks have shown serious interest.

Re: IAAPA 2010 Trade Show Orlando Coverage! Photos & Video!

Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:31 am

Update #2 - 11:30am - Dolly Parton, S&S Installations, KMG!

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Dollywood is about to announce something...

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It was announced that Dollywood received the most prestigious award in the amusement park business, the Applause Award. And Dolly herself was there to accept!

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Lots of S&S in China soon!!

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KMG had some crazy new products to show off.

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This is called "Mission Space" and is guaranteed for an "oh shit!" moment! This will be coming to the European traveling fair in 2011.

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The new restraints for the Fireball flat ride are Lap Bar ONLY!!!

Re: IAAPA 2010 Trade Show Orlando Coverage! Photos & Video!

Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:36 am

SharkTums wrote:The new restraints for the Fireball flat ride are Lap Bar ONLY!!!

A lot of people on this site just smiled

Re: IAAPA 2010 Trade Show Orlando Coverage! Photos & Video!

Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:37 am

So the Nürburgring coaster is now a Family-Friendly coater design? Strange..
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