The International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA) hosted this year's expo event from November 14-18th at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center. Every year the IAAPA gathers people from across the United States to check out what is new in the amusement parks industry.
This year's event saw a three percent increase in attendance. "Exhibit sales, buyer attendance, education program participation, and total registration are all up from 2010, which speaks volumes about the strength of the industry and the expo's role as a global can't-miss event, " said Chip Cleary, IAAPA's President and CEO. "The buying, learning, and sharing of ideas that takes place here is simply phenomenal. The results for IAAPA Attractions Expo 2011 surpassed our expectations on several fronts."
Exhibitors from 32 countries gathered to display their products including innovative rides, attractions, water slides, mobile ticketing systems, inflatable devices, stage productions, arcade games and new food and beverage items. Next year's event is scheduled for November 12-16, 2012 at the same location. So save the date on your calendar!