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  • IAAPA Expo – An Amusement Park Fan Favorite
    IAAPA Expo – An Amusement Park Fan Favorite

    IAAPA, the international organization for amusement parks and theme parks, held its annual convention last week in Orlando. Always a glitzy affair the IAAPA Expo is actually open to the public, but admission costs are steep (well over $100/person) and it’s primarily a trade show, not a traveling carnival. That…

  • New Theme Park Attractions Opening in 2010
    New Theme Park Attractions Opening in 2010

    IAPPA has updated their list of major attractions opening at theme parks around the world in 2010. It’s quite a banner year. If the list looks thin when it comes to Disney Parks, that’s because most of Disney’s new stuff will be opening between 2011 and 2013. “Each year parks…

  • Around the Hub – Weekend Edition
    Around the Hub – Weekend Edition

    Have a lot of open tabs with tales dying to be told. So here we go: IAAPA was this week in Las Vegas. I wish I could have been there, but lack the funds. Sometimes it’s tough to find good coverage online, but Themepark Insider has some including this piece…

  • An Initial Look at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2008
    An Initial Look at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2008

    The IAAPA Attractions Expo opened on Monday. But the show doesn’t really get going until the “What’s New” presentation which was yesterday morning. This year the kickoff session featured performances from Universal and The Blues Brothers, dancers from Busch Gardens, and a new song from beautifully performed by a singer…

  • IAAPA Attractions Expo hits Orlando
    IAAPA Attractions Expo hits Orlando

    The International Associations of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) swings into Orlando this week for its annual Attractions Expo. Industry leaders, companies and hangers on swarm over the Orange County Convention Center for a week trying out all the new things the industry has to offer. It’s also a great…

  • A Cypress Garden Rumor
    A Cypress Garden Rumor

    The experiment that turned the beautiful, but dying, Cypress Gardens into an amusement park may be nearing an end. It pains me to write this rumor, but I completely understand the reasoning behind it. Winter Haven is just too far off the beaten path to be supported by tourists, especially…

  • All about the Queue
    All about the Queue

    IAAPA is having is European Attractions Show this week and their “In the Queue” blog covers a session led by Walt Disney Imagineer David Wilson. Wilson talked about some of the secrets Disney uses at its theme parks to manage guest flow into and out of the queues. More than…

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