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IAAPA Expo 2020 In Orlando Has Been Cancelled

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The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions has cancelled their annual convention in Orlando for 2020. A place where exhibitors can show off their latest technology, designs and innovations just doesn’t make sense until travel can return to normal. “IAAPA Expo serves as the global marketplace for the attractions industry. We recognize this year

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Top 5 Stories from IAAPA 2019

One of the highlights of the year is visiting the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) in Orlando. A place where designers of theme parks, attractions, food… anything that relates to attractions is on display. There are literally hundreds of booths all vying for the attention of vendors and the press. They’ve all

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Looking Ahead to the 2019 IAAPA Expo with North American Vice President John Hallenbeck

As we head into fall 2019, there’s a lot to look forward to in the theme parks and attractions industry. Personally? I’m already looking forward to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions expo this year! Theme Park University has covered the convention in Orlando for years now and it’s always a great way

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Dynamic Attractions Signs Exclusive Multi-Park Theme Park Deal in China

As the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo kicked off in Asia for 2019, so did a monumental deal. Dynamic Attractions inked a letter of intent to become the marquee ride supplier for a series of new theme parks set to open across China over the next few years. The agreement was

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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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