Tag Archives: IAAPA

Could A Transformer You Can Ride In Be Headed For A Theme Park Near You?

By now you’ve probably seen the walk-around Transformers characters at Universal Parks around the world. Guests exitedly form lines for Megatron and Bumblebee daily in those parks, but what would be the reaction if there was an actual working Transformer? One that could actually take human passengers? That is now a real possibility. This product

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Dynamic Attractions Announces Yet Another Game-Changing Ride System: The Duel Power Coaster

We’ve been covering the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) for quite some time now here at Theme Park University. Without question, the company garnering the biggest buzz at the convention always seems to be Dynamic Attractions. In 2017, we called the Dynamic Attractions All-Terrain Dark Ride vehicle the most exciting product we

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Legacy Entertainment Announces Two New Theme Parks at IAAPA 2018

The International Asociation of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) had literally dozens of announcements in 2018. One of my personal favorite announcements came from Legacy Entertainment in the form of two new theme parks being designed for Indonesia. Trans Studio Bali and Trans Studio Action Zone (located just outside of Jakarta) features some of the

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Sally Corporation Teases New Ride Ahead of 2018 IAAPA Convention

Recently I got a mysterious package in the mail from Sally Corporation. For those unfamiliar, Sally Corporation is probably best known for designing and fabricating animatronic figures for theme parks like Universal and Six Flags. Recently, they are probably best known for Justice League: Battle for Metropolis interactive dark rides at Six Flags Parks around

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Dynamic Attractions Opens Full Attraction Design Service

Even if you have never heard of Dynamic Attractions, you are absolutely familiar with their rides. Think of the most unique and game changing ride that has debuted around the world in the last 10 years. No matter what ride just popped into your head, there is a strong chance Dynamic Attractions was responsible for

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Sampling Mack Rides and Cedar Fair’s VR Coaster at IAAPA 2015

To say I was skeptical of Mack Rides’ new VR Coaster concept is an understatement. I’ve been chatting with several industry insiders for months about this project and I decided to withhold any real judgement on the experience until I tried it out for myself. Mack was giving IAAPA attendees a trial run at Fun

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Sally Corporation to Preview new The Walking Dead Ride at IAAPA 2015

On Monday, November 9, I received an unannounced package from the Sally Corporation. Once I opened the box, I found this mysterious burlap sack wrapped in twine. The bag had a small spattering of blood on it and inside was a map of my home state of Georgia. What made me more curious was a central location

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IAAPA 2013 Coverage Part 3

IAAPA 2013

Theme Park University hit the floor running again with even more coverage of IAAPA 2013. I can’t stress enough how busy this year’s show is compared to the last several years. You can’t walk past a booth without some sort of deal going on. It’s great news for the industry and fans of themed entertainment.

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