IAAPA Expo 2019 Roundup

IAAPA Expo Posted: 11/25/2019

In this update, we take you around IAAPA Expo 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center to see what's new and upcoming in the amusement industry. The convention took place from November 18-21, 2019. We strolled down all of the aisles of the trade show in order to provide you an update on what products were being emphasized this year and what the next trends are. Follow along!

We asked for exhibitor permission before taking any photos.


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This trade show is very large with most theme park industry leaders representing.

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Our first stop takes us to the Intamin booth where they are showcasing the front car of Pantheon.

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Pantheon is the new multi-launched coaster coming to Busch Gardens Williamsburg in 2020.

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Also at the Intamin booth was a car from Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.

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Very cool to see all the details up close and in person.

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Not much of a surprise, but Pantheon seems to feature Intamin's latest generation Blitz Coaster trains which we think are AWESOME!

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Attendees could even get a chance to sit down in the front row for a photo.

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Creative Works debuted a new concept they call Lucky Putt.

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We loved this new spin on Putt Putt where instead of counting strokes, you play against the clock in games of skill and chance.

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Thanks to the team at Creative Works for showing us around!

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SBF Visa brought to the show a mini amusement park!

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While the Hamster Wheel was the star of the show, the spinning coaster experience on a larger track was superb!

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Over at Sally Dark Rides, they were showing off a handful of animatronics for a new attraction in one of the upcoming Six Flags parks in China.