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IAAPA Attractions Expo

The biggest attractions trade show of the year is returning to Orlando, Florida. We asked industry names what’s going on at their booths


Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

Dates: 15-18 November 2016

Who’s there: 1,000 exhibitors and more than 30,000 attendees

What’s on: 100 educational opportunities

On-site tickets: $209 for members and $395 for non-members

TRIOTECH

Triotech is coming to IAAPA’s Orlando expo with its new technology that will be showcased in the Triotech Lab. This year’s surprise, “will take you to the skies,” the company says. In Triotech tradition, trade show visitors will be able to try the experience first hand with a demo unit on the show floor.

Booth #3254

 



Triotech is unveiling a new technology
PROSLIDE

ProSlide is introducing Jamberoo Action Park in Jamberoo, Australia and Wanda Hefei Water Park, Hefei, China. Jamberoo features the first triple TORNADO hybrid slide (TORNADO 24+24+60) from ProSlide, delivering more than 60 seconds of ride time. Meanwhile Wanda Hefei Water Park, which was masterplanned, designed and installed by ProSlide, features the TORNADO 60, HydroMAGNETIC ROCKET, MAMMOTH, KrakenRACER, FreeFALL and more.

Booth #5140

 



ProSlide hybrid slide at Jamberoo Action Park
INNOVATIVE LEISURE

Adventure attractions specialist Innovative Leisure is taking part in IAAPA with company representatives on the booths of three US manufacturing partners. Innovative Leisure supplies fun, physically challenging products, including high ropes courses and junior ropes courses from Ropes Courses (5400), climbing walls from Spectrum Sports (5110) and the Water Wars water balloon game from Water Wars (5106).

Booth #5106, 5110, 5400

 



Ropes courses are on show
GATEWAY

Gateway’s Galaxy Connect is a cloud-based platform that connects operators with third-party distributors to enable the selling of live tickets. It eliminates paper vouchers so guests can proceed directly to the gate, provides live tickets to capacity-managed events and streamlines implementation.

Booth #4847

SIMEX-IWERKS

The Jim Henson Company and Herschend Enterprises have partnered with SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment to create a 4D experience based on the PBS KIDS pre-school series Splash and Bubbles. Like the series, the ocean-themed immersive experience encourages children to explore the marine world, featuring endearing characters and fun-filled storylines. Splash and Bubbles 4D debuts in April 2017, with attendees able to see an exclusive clip at the booth.

Booth #2264

 



Meet Splash and Bubbles at IAAPA
IDEATTACK

IDEATTACK is presenting, among others, a new waterpark project, CITIC Beihai Waterpark, in Guangxi Province, China. The theming revolves around the history of Beihai, transporting guests to a time when Beihai was a famous international harbour. The park mascot is an old sailor, Captain Dugong, who shares his tall stories with waterpark guests. Visit the booth to find out more about this and IDEATTACK’s other China projects.

Booth #1054

SALLY CORP

Sally Corp is unveiling a new interactive dark ride based on the video game Five Nights at Freddy’s. Combining animatronics, large-scale video projection, special effects and immersive sets and scenery, the six-person motion-base ride makes guests feel like they’ve stepped into a life-size version of the game. At Sally’s booth, find out about another immersive dark ride, The Walking Dead: Battle For Survival, based on the post-apocalyptic AMC zombie series. Sally continues its partnership with Six Flags, installing three more Justice League: Battle For Metropolis rides next year. Finally, a ride is being installed at the upcoming Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) in Malaysia, featuring Casper the Friendly Ghost and a journey through a spooky mansion.

Booth #2254

 



Five Nights at Freddy’s is new from Sally
KRAFTWERK

First-time exhibitor and leading provider of 4D attractions, Kraftwerk Living Technologies is showcasing its third-generation 4D SFX motion seat with an integrated special effects armrest. The seat, which is installed at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom’s record-breaking and award-winning 5D Castle Theatre, the world’s largest 4D theatre, sets the stage to showcase various types of content in a variety of settings – from theme parks to museums, from entertainment to education.Visit the booth to experience the 4D SFX Motion Seats.

Booth #1075

 



Kraftwerk’s new SD SFX seats
TECHNICAL PARK

Technical Park is launching Skydiving, one of its newest creations, at IAAPA – a scalable project that offers the possibility of customising the ride in different ways. Skydiving can be equipped virtual technologies such as augmented reality to enhance the guests view from the ride.

Booth #4734, 7110

 



Technical Park is launching Skydiving
EMPEX

Learn about a range of Empex Watertoys’ projects at the IAAPA expo, including a new splash park for children up to 12 years old at a Lake Garda camp site. A shallow area of the pool at the Italian San Francesco four-star camping site was raised and covered with the Myrtha PEM soft non-slip surface on which Empex installed its creative, interactive watertoys. According to Empex, interactive waterplay is an ever-growing trend within the playground market, and the demand for splash parks is constantly increasing in municipal parks and recreation centres, hotels and resorts, campgrounds, zoos, FEC’s, waterparks, theme parks and less obvious places such as shopping malls and cruise ships. At the San Francesco camping resort, interactive spray nozzles, hand wheels, tipping buckets, water jets, spinning wheels, water games and water shooters have been added to the fun.

Booth #1401

 



Waterplay is a growing trend
VEKOMA

Vekoma Rides Manufacturing is one of the largest rollercoaster manufacturers in the world and a leading innovator in the leisure and theme park industries. With in-house concept design, engineering and manufacturing divisions, Vekoma is uniquely placed to offer custom-designed attractions to clients. Vekoma offers design, engineering and manufacturing of a full range of coasters and attractions, including family coasters, thrill and mega coasters, indoor coasters, and attractions and specialties, all characterised by their innovation, high quality and durability.

Booth #5131

 


IMAGE: JACK ROUSE ASSOCIATES

Vekoma’s Space Warp coaster
HUSS

Huss Park Attractions has created the Movie Base XS, a compact version of its Movie Base Classic ride, which is being presented at IAAPA. It’s a flying theatre-style immersive attraction, with sensory experiences integrated into the ride to include a ‘flight’ experience, with lifting and tilting seats, and 4D effects. The Movie Base XS is available from Huss as a full turnkey solution, including the AV and show control system. The first Movie Base XS has been sold to a European client.

Booth #4624

 



Movie Base XS from Huss
PICSOLVE

Picsolve is launching its Theme Park of the Future vision report at IAAPA. The report will reveal how evolving technology is impacting visitor demand, highlighting growth areas over the next 10 years. The report finds visitors are demanding the latest technology, with a particular focus on integrating VR, wearables and AR in parks worldwide. By embracing such technologies, operators can enhance guest satisfaction, while stats suggest 87 per cent of guests are more likely to visit a theme park if it includes VR. The report will combine unique visitor research and exclusive industry expertise, with future visions and predictions from Picsolve and its partner Dubai Parks and Resorts.
FORREC

At IAAPA, Merlin Entertainments and FORREC are announcing plans for LEGOLAND New York, opening in 2018. The entertainment design company worked with Merlin on LEGOLAND Dubai and the upcoming LEGOLAND Japan. LEGOLAND New York will feature fully themed play areas, more than 50 rides, shows and attractions and a LEGOLAND Hotel. It will be the third LEGOLAND in the US. Visit the booth to find out more about FORREC’s global project portfolio.

Booth #2069

HOLOVIS

Holovis reveals the secrets of experience personalisation at IAAPA. Bespoke apps integrate with existing and new attractions to ensure guest engagement before, during and post visit. Gamification beats queue boredom. Data is tailored to attractions, making them unique and constantly updating to encourage repeat guest visits.

Booth #778

 



Holovis extends the experience
JRA

Jack Rouse Associates is presenting a brand new project at IAAPA. Rixos Hotels’ 64-hectare (158-acre) Land of Legends theme park in Antalya, Turkey, will add a landmark attraction to the Turkish Riviera. When fully completed, the resort will include a five-star hotel, theme park, shopping boulevard, wildlife park and FEC. The first phase of development, Legends of Aqua, has recently opened and features an aquarium, a dolphinarium and a waterpark with 72 slides. JRA provided master planning, concept and schematic design for the waterpark.

Booth #1369

INTAMIN

An Intamin signature coaster, namely the Vertical Ring Coaster, themed around a soaring dragon, made its debut at the latest Wanda theme park in Hefei, China in late September. This unique LSM Launch Coaster features a swing launch (forward-backward-forward) and the highest non-inverted loop at 60 metres, reaching a maximum speed of 125kph. Another recent opening from Intamin is the Suspended Twin Hammer, named Doomsday Destroyer, at Warner Bros Movie World, Australia, a rotating thrill ride with spectacular theming. Visit the booth to learn more about Intamin.

Booth #3824

 



Soaring With Dragon is an Intamin coaster
DYNAMIC ATTRACTIONS

Dynamic Attractions has installed a state-of-the-art flying theatre at a historic attraction in Washington, Seattle. The Wings Over Washington ride offers guests a “flying” experience where they soar over the state’s landscapes. The 20-minute ride experience, located at Pier 57’s Miners Landing attraction, was created using the latest technology, including 6K cameras, innovative art laser projection, image capture drones, creative design agency Super 78’s virtual reality collaborative planning tools and cutting-edge surround sound.

Booth #1078

 



6K flying theatre Wings Over Washington
IPLAYCO

International Play Company is displaying its new Turbo Tube with clear top and side views, and side by side features, at the IAAPA trade show. The slide does well in both smaller and larger entertainment centre playgrounds. The Turbo Slide made its debut at the 2015 IAAPA Show. Since then Iplayco has installed over a dozen and is forecasting 30 or 40 more will be installed in the next 12 months.

Booth #3862

 



Iplayco’s Turbo Tube
ALTERFACE

Interactive ride technology company Alterface is celebrating its 15th anniversary at IAAPA with a new tagline, Enjoy the Ride. “‘Enjoy the Ride’ reflects the experiences of our customers during the exciting period when they create their dream ride with our technology and team,” says the company. “They keep us excited and remain at the centre of our activities.” Attendees can meet the team and experience Alterface’s latest technology in an interactive demo unit at the booth.

Booth #862

 


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IAAPA Attractions Expo


The biggest attractions trade show of the year is returning to Orlando, Florida. We asked industry names what’s going on at their booths

SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment has created a 4D experience based on Splash and Bubbles

Location: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

Dates: 15-18 November 2016

Who’s there: 1,000 exhibitors and more than 30,000 attendees

What’s on: 100 educational opportunities

On-site tickets: $209 for members and $395 for non-members

TRIOTECH

Triotech is coming to IAAPA’s Orlando expo with its new technology that will be showcased in the Triotech Lab. This year’s surprise, “will take you to the skies,” the company says. In Triotech tradition, trade show visitors will be able to try the experience first hand with a demo unit on the show floor.

Booth #3254

 



Triotech is unveiling a new technology
PROSLIDE

ProSlide is introducing Jamberoo Action Park in Jamberoo, Australia and Wanda Hefei Water Park, Hefei, China. Jamberoo features the first triple TORNADO hybrid slide (TORNADO 24+24+60) from ProSlide, delivering more than 60 seconds of ride time. Meanwhile Wanda Hefei Water Park, which was masterplanned, designed and installed by ProSlide, features the TORNADO 60, HydroMAGNETIC ROCKET, MAMMOTH, KrakenRACER, FreeFALL and more.

Booth #5140

 



ProSlide hybrid slide at Jamberoo Action Park
INNOVATIVE LEISURE

Adventure attractions specialist Innovative Leisure is taking part in IAAPA with company representatives on the booths of three US manufacturing partners. Innovative Leisure supplies fun, physically challenging products, including high ropes courses and junior ropes courses from Ropes Courses (5400), climbing walls from Spectrum Sports (5110) and the Water Wars water balloon game from Water Wars (5106).

Booth #5106, 5110, 5400

 



Ropes courses are on show
GATEWAY

Gateway’s Galaxy Connect is a cloud-based platform that connects operators with third-party distributors to enable the selling of live tickets. It eliminates paper vouchers so guests can proceed directly to the gate, provides live tickets to capacity-managed events and streamlines implementation.

Booth #4847

SIMEX-IWERKS

The Jim Henson Company and Herschend Enterprises have partnered with SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment to create a 4D experience based on the PBS KIDS pre-school series Splash and Bubbles. Like the series, the ocean-themed immersive experience encourages children to explore the marine world, featuring endearing characters and fun-filled storylines. Splash and Bubbles 4D debuts in April 2017, with attendees able to see an exclusive clip at the booth.

Booth #2264

 



Meet Splash and Bubbles at IAAPA
IDEATTACK

IDEATTACK is presenting, among others, a new waterpark project, CITIC Beihai Waterpark, in Guangxi Province, China. The theming revolves around the history of Beihai, transporting guests to a time when Beihai was a famous international harbour. The park mascot is an old sailor, Captain Dugong, who shares his tall stories with waterpark guests. Visit the booth to find out more about this and IDEATTACK’s other China projects.

Booth #1054

SALLY CORP

Sally Corp is unveiling a new interactive dark ride based on the video game Five Nights at Freddy’s. Combining animatronics, large-scale video projection, special effects and immersive sets and scenery, the six-person motion-base ride makes guests feel like they’ve stepped into a life-size version of the game. At Sally’s booth, find out about another immersive dark ride, The Walking Dead: Battle For Survival, based on the post-apocalyptic AMC zombie series. Sally continues its partnership with Six Flags, installing three more Justice League: Battle For Metropolis rides next year. Finally, a ride is being installed at the upcoming Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) in Malaysia, featuring Casper the Friendly Ghost and a journey through a spooky mansion.

Booth #2254

 



Five Nights at Freddy’s is new from Sally
KRAFTWERK

First-time exhibitor and leading provider of 4D attractions, Kraftwerk Living Technologies is showcasing its third-generation 4D SFX motion seat with an integrated special effects armrest. The seat, which is installed at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom’s record-breaking and award-winning 5D Castle Theatre, the world’s largest 4D theatre, sets the stage to showcase various types of content in a variety of settings – from theme parks to museums, from entertainment to education.Visit the booth to experience the 4D SFX Motion Seats.

Booth #1075

 



Kraftwerk’s new SD SFX seats
TECHNICAL PARK

Technical Park is launching Skydiving, one of its newest creations, at IAAPA – a scalable project that offers the possibility of customising the ride in different ways. Skydiving can be equipped virtual technologies such as augmented reality to enhance the guests view from the ride.

Booth #4734, 7110

 



Technical Park is launching Skydiving
EMPEX

Learn about a range of Empex Watertoys’ projects at the IAAPA expo, including a new splash park for children up to 12 years old at a Lake Garda camp site. A shallow area of the pool at the Italian San Francesco four-star camping site was raised and covered with the Myrtha PEM soft non-slip surface on which Empex installed its creative, interactive watertoys. According to Empex, interactive waterplay is an ever-growing trend within the playground market, and the demand for splash parks is constantly increasing in municipal parks and recreation centres, hotels and resorts, campgrounds, zoos, FEC’s, waterparks, theme parks and less obvious places such as shopping malls and cruise ships. At the San Francesco camping resort, interactive spray nozzles, hand wheels, tipping buckets, water jets, spinning wheels, water games and water shooters have been added to the fun.

Booth #1401

 



Waterplay is a growing trend
VEKOMA

Vekoma Rides Manufacturing is one of the largest rollercoaster manufacturers in the world and a leading innovator in the leisure and theme park industries. With in-house concept design, engineering and manufacturing divisions, Vekoma is uniquely placed to offer custom-designed attractions to clients. Vekoma offers design, engineering and manufacturing of a full range of coasters and attractions, including family coasters, thrill and mega coasters, indoor coasters, and attractions and specialties, all characterised by their innovation, high quality and durability.

Booth #5131

 


IMAGE: JACK ROUSE ASSOCIATES

Vekoma’s Space Warp coaster
HUSS

Huss Park Attractions has created the Movie Base XS, a compact version of its Movie Base Classic ride, which is being presented at IAAPA. It’s a flying theatre-style immersive attraction, with sensory experiences integrated into the ride to include a ‘flight’ experience, with lifting and tilting seats, and 4D effects. The Movie Base XS is available from Huss as a full turnkey solution, including the AV and show control system. The first Movie Base XS has been sold to a European client.

Booth #4624

 



Movie Base XS from Huss
PICSOLVE

Picsolve is launching its Theme Park of the Future vision report at IAAPA. The report will reveal how evolving technology is impacting visitor demand, highlighting growth areas over the next 10 years. The report finds visitors are demanding the latest technology, with a particular focus on integrating VR, wearables and AR in parks worldwide. By embracing such technologies, operators can enhance guest satisfaction, while stats suggest 87 per cent of guests are more likely to visit a theme park if it includes VR. The report will combine unique visitor research and exclusive industry expertise, with future visions and predictions from Picsolve and its partner Dubai Parks and Resorts.
FORREC

At IAAPA, Merlin Entertainments and FORREC are announcing plans for LEGOLAND New York, opening in 2018. The entertainment design company worked with Merlin on LEGOLAND Dubai and the upcoming LEGOLAND Japan. LEGOLAND New York will feature fully themed play areas, more than 50 rides, shows and attractions and a LEGOLAND Hotel. It will be the third LEGOLAND in the US. Visit the booth to find out more about FORREC’s global project portfolio.

Booth #2069

HOLOVIS

Holovis reveals the secrets of experience personalisation at IAAPA. Bespoke apps integrate with existing and new attractions to ensure guest engagement before, during and post visit. Gamification beats queue boredom. Data is tailored to attractions, making them unique and constantly updating to encourage repeat guest visits.

Booth #778

 



Holovis extends the experience
JRA

Jack Rouse Associates is presenting a brand new project at IAAPA. Rixos Hotels’ 64-hectare (158-acre) Land of Legends theme park in Antalya, Turkey, will add a landmark attraction to the Turkish Riviera. When fully completed, the resort will include a five-star hotel, theme park, shopping boulevard, wildlife park and FEC. The first phase of development, Legends of Aqua, has recently opened and features an aquarium, a dolphinarium and a waterpark with 72 slides. JRA provided master planning, concept and schematic design for the waterpark.

Booth #1369

INTAMIN

An Intamin signature coaster, namely the Vertical Ring Coaster, themed around a soaring dragon, made its debut at the latest Wanda theme park in Hefei, China in late September. This unique LSM Launch Coaster features a swing launch (forward-backward-forward) and the highest non-inverted loop at 60 metres, reaching a maximum speed of 125kph. Another recent opening from Intamin is the Suspended Twin Hammer, named Doomsday Destroyer, at Warner Bros Movie World, Australia, a rotating thrill ride with spectacular theming. Visit the booth to learn more about Intamin.

Booth #3824

 



Soaring With Dragon is an Intamin coaster
DYNAMIC ATTRACTIONS

Dynamic Attractions has installed a state-of-the-art flying theatre at a historic attraction in Washington, Seattle. The Wings Over Washington ride offers guests a “flying” experience where they soar over the state’s landscapes. The 20-minute ride experience, located at Pier 57’s Miners Landing attraction, was created using the latest technology, including 6K cameras, innovative art laser projection, image capture drones, creative design agency Super 78’s virtual reality collaborative planning tools and cutting-edge surround sound.

Booth #1078

 



6K flying theatre Wings Over Washington
IPLAYCO

International Play Company is displaying its new Turbo Tube with clear top and side views, and side by side features, at the IAAPA trade show. The slide does well in both smaller and larger entertainment centre playgrounds. The Turbo Slide made its debut at the 2015 IAAPA Show. Since then Iplayco has installed over a dozen and is forecasting 30 or 40 more will be installed in the next 12 months.

Booth #3862

 



Iplayco’s Turbo Tube
ALTERFACE

Interactive ride technology company Alterface is celebrating its 15th anniversary at IAAPA with a new tagline, Enjoy the Ride. “‘Enjoy the Ride’ reflects the experiences of our customers during the exciting period when they create their dream ride with our technology and team,” says the company. “They keep us excited and remain at the centre of our activities.” Attendees can meet the team and experience Alterface’s latest technology in an interactive demo unit at the booth.

Booth #862


Originally published in Attractions Management 2016 issue 4

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