IAAPA Expo 2021 Roundup

IAAPA Expo Photos Taken: 11/19/2021 Posted: 11/22/2021

In this update, we chronicle our return to the Orange County Convention Center for IAAPA Expo 2021 to check out the latest trends and what is new in the amusement industry. The convention tool place from November 15-19, 2021.

We stopped at every booth we had time for including most every major player in the theme park business to see what new products and upcoming attractions were being featured. Follow along as we take you down the aisles of this trade show.

Looking for more IAAPA goodness? Also check out our coverage of the 2019 show.

We asked for exhibitor permission prior to taking photos and had press credentials during this conference.


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We're back at IAAPA for our second time to see the amusement industry back in full swing after being on hold last year due to the pandemic.
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Many attendees will participate in industry education sessions throughout the week.
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We were here primarily to meet and talk to vendors in the trade show.
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Immediately upon entry, the first thing visitors see are SBF Visa's latest collection of rides.
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Also, the "Hampster Wheel" spinning coaster was back with a more refined rear spinning car. The manufacturer showed it off on one its traditional figure 8 tracks this time around.
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At the B&M coaster, the park was showing off the lead car for Mako.
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SeaWorld Orlando is right next door to the convention so this car didn't have to travel too far.
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Next door, Brogent had a hot air balloon simulator going.
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Over at Intamin, they were showcasing some of their new ride concepts.
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The park was promoting their new Surfrider family of products.
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They were also showing off the capabilities of their new Studio Tour attraction at Movie Park Germany. Can't wait to check this ride out!
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Martin & Vleminckx were showing off some holiday animatronics. It looked like there were a couple new designs as well. They also pitched their wood coaster construction and restoration services.
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Over at the Gerstlauer booth, there were some nice models.
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The manufacturer is opening two new rides in the US this year. One at Glenwood Caverns and the other at COTALAND.
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Over at the Gravity Group, they had the lead car for their remake Tonnerre 2 Zeus on display. This ride should be opening next year at Parc Asterix.
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Of course, don't forget about the Cincinnati brake.
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I had forgotten that Golden Horse / Jinma manufactured Wisdom Rides.
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E&F Miler is still at it. They showcased their new attraction at Pirate's Castaway Cove from a few years back.
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Over at Skyline Attractions, the Skywarp / Horizon models were back.
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There was also sample track shown off for their new P'Sghetti Bowl children's coaster track. This track uses similar weld free / rivet technology found on GCI's Titan Track.