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Photo TR: IAAPA 2006

Postby ParkTrips » Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:09 pm

Hey guys!

With the event in Atlanta this year, Robb and Elissa sent me off to check out the annual IAAPA expo in this terrific weather of ours, so without further delay, on to the photos!!
yup... cold and crappy downtown Atlanta is hosting again
I mean yea, why have the expo in Orlando when you can have it in Atlanta??
I have to say hi to my mom even though she's in DC... hi mom!
Here I am ready for the show after a quick stop at the Chick Fil A in the CNN Center... HI LARRY!!
If you haven't seen it before, here's what the floor looks like... the layout changed a bit this year, the rides providers were mostly in Hall B
It wouldn't be the B&M booth without the SUF demo car...
Hm, I wonder who did the GCI video? =)
Here's the Coke-themed flyer that was mentioned in the other IAAPA thread... the Coke company displays it in their Atlanta headquarters
Speaking of Coke... mmmm... all parks should have Coke
Here's a funky hubless ferris wheel from Larson (I think)
This ride, which I believe is NEW, is from SBF. The "Traffic Jam" won the award for Best new Family Product
The Sally booth was once again really cool! They had a display for the amazing-looking "Curse of Tut.." ride seen on Coaster Expedition Vol. 6
This was also from Sally, and it is EXACTLY what I imagine Kid Tums will look like ripping out of Elissa!!
Zamperla still had one of the largest booths at the show (no Disko this year though), and this is a Kangaroo-themed twist to last year's new ride
They had the new motorbike coaster on display too, no word if anyone has purchased one yet...
It looks like you are seated upwards more than the Vekoma ones, with the seat being very similar to the Disk'o seats...
See.. The Vekoma bike makes riders lean forward more
The L&T booth had the lead car from Runaway Train at Gillian's Wonderland on display... which is cool because I loved that ride =)
Right next door was the Preston & Barbieri booth, showcasing there Splash Battle attractions... they stated that three will be opening up next year incl. one in America...
S&S had the Screamin Swing again this year...
I can't believe they still sell these! (notice no one actually playing)
ah, now that is much cooler! The Ferrari racing game was really awesome, and the hot chicks operating it made it better =)
Hi Cameron! Ball-less pinball...
Cedar Fair keeps these guys in business
"Ask about our specials!!"?? Like... buy a torso and two legs and get the head free?
OK so B&M *did* get something new on display this year...
Elissa would have loved it, the crazy frog was ALL OVER the place!!
unchanged yet again...
Maurer still has the coolest looking booth for the coaster companies, IMHO
Spain trippers get ready!!
It wouldn't have been a good day if I didn't see a badass robot
With China's theme park industry taking off, I'm surprised there aren't more Chinese companies represented..
Still the scariest rides ever!! Looking at them makes me want to go to the bathroom...
hooray for panning for gold!
Only the best for Hard Rock Park
Are these used anywhere??
Will anyone ever buy this thing?
YES!!! Finally I am able to get the inside scoop on everything!! (lol.. scoop.. never mind)
OMG!! Vomiting hobo == best animatronic ever!!!
OK so maybe the electric chair was even better, check out the video at the end!
LOL @ Manhattan Express being a "signature coaster"... well, at least its memorable alright!
And that's all from today! I'll be back tomorrow!!
Download the video of the electrocution - it's pretty awesome!!
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Postby BeemerBoy » Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:30 pm

Nice pics, Joe. And speaking of Thunder Eagle, who's got that credit....and how was it? If the quality was anywhere near the DBH, then that's the coaster Cypress Gardens should've purchased.
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Postby bgwfreak » Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:32 pm

Thanks for the pics! Maybe I'll make it to IAAPA one day.

Instead of IAAPA this year I went to Pedroland. I rock! :br

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Postby mcjaco » Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:34 pm

LOL!! "Hooray for panning for gold."

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Postby exmouse » Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:38 pm

So how many bags full of loot did you walk away with. One day I'm gonna get stung with excess baggage flying back to the UK with all the brochures, t-shirts, pin badges, leaflets for merchandise, leaflets for vending machines, leaflets for pizza franchises, leaflets for insurance, leaflets for bouncy castles, leaflets for redemption prizes. Don't know why I bother as never read any of it. :b Sadly missing it this year due to other commitments but should be going to EAS for the first time next year.

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Postby californiascreamer1 » Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:47 pm

californiascraemer1 is an idiot cool photos. Maybe sometime in my life i may go to iaapa.

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Postby robbalvey » Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:52 pm

Heh...I know who did the GCI video! =) If I'm able to post it here I will eventually....


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Postby Chase » Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:53 pm

Nice Photo TR, and cool video. :lolr:

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Postby Airtime&Gravity » Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:53 pm

^^^I think you have to be in the amusement industry to go.

Notice Vekoma still sells the GIBs.

Nice photos, and the companies seem to have some good rides. Hopefully some are added up here though.

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Postby Meteornotes » Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:05 pm

Speaking of Coke... mmmm... all parks should have Coke

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