Show review - IAAPA 2013 | attractionsmanagement.com
POST YOUR JOB ONLINE
Free ezine/digital edition sign up
Jobs . News . Features . Video . Products . Magazine . Handbook . Advertise . Contact us  
Show review
IAAPA 2013

Almost 30,000 attractions professionals attended the IAAPA exhibition and conference in Florida, marking a 10-year high for the event. We profile a selection of new products launched at the show, and ask some of the attendees for their views on the latest trends in the attractions world

IAAPA AWARDS

Brass ring for Triotech dark ride

Montréal based TRIOTECH won a prestigious Brass Ring Award in the Best New Product Award 2013/ Family Entertainment Center Ride/Attraction category for its XD Dark Ride attraction. The ride is highly interactive, offering stereoscopic 3D graphics in real time and multi-sensory special effects to create a different adventure for each player.
 



Triotech’s new dark ride attraction creates a different adventure for each player
IAAPA AWARDS

Europa-Park’s ice and ABBA shows honoured

Two Europa-Park shows scooped prestigious Brass Ring Awards. The ‘Ice Show Supr’Ice – Going on Vacation’ and the ABBA Show ‘Waterloo’ were both honoured for best entertainment production.
 



Europa’s Thomas and Michael Mack (l and c)
IAAPA AWARDS

Lifetime award for Premier Rides’ Jim Seay

Jim Seay, president of Premier Rides, world supplier of theme park attractions, was honoured with the Lifetime Service Award, given in recognition of an individual’s contributions to the industry and IAAPA.

Seay began his career in the industry in 1988 with Six Flags Corporate Engineering Team. In 1996 he became president of Premier Rides where he helped develop the Linear Induction Motor and Linear Synchronous Motor-powered roller coaster. Seay has dedicated himself to the design, manufacture and operation of safe rides and attractions. He currently serves on the IAAPA Safety and Government Relations Committees and the IAAPA Foundation Board.

 



Jim Seay accepts his award
RIDES & EXPERIENCES

HUSS Park Attractions showcases two new offers

HUSS® showcased its new film-based ride concept, the Explorer, which can accommodate up to 70 guests, including wheelchair users.The experience begins with a themed pre-show in the queuing area as guests watch the gondola descend into the ‘earth’. Riders sit in the closed cabin facing outwards, looking through full height glass sides for unrestricted screen views, while a 360° multi-projector film delivers high definition content.

The company also unveiled its new version of The Condor, a popular ride back in the 1980s and 90s. The Condor 2-G offers an improved ride design, and guests can choose between two ride styles.

 



The new Explorer ride from Huss
IAAPA AWARDS

Aqua Bella show scoops IAAPA Brass Ring award

Jora Entertainment’s ‘Aqua Bella’ attraction show received an IAAPA ‘Brass Ring Award’. The company developed the show concept for the Dolfinarium marine mammal park in Harderwijk, in collaboration with Dutch companies Nuforma and White Villa. Mixing entertainment with messages about global waste, Aqua Bella features high quality audio-visual, including 3D video mapping on seven giant screens.
 



Jora’s John Ruisch (pictured right)
IAAPA AWARDS

Sally Corp’s John Wood joins IAAPA Hall of Fame

Chair and CEO of dark ride and animatronics company, Sally Corporation, John Wood has been inducted into IAAPA’s Hall of Fame, which honours pioneers for their contributions to the worldwide attractions industry. Among the legendary honorees are Walt Disney (Walt Disney Company); George Ferris (inventor of the Ferris Wheel) and Jay Stein (Universal Studios Florida).
Wood was cited for his ideas and leadership in reviving family dark ride attractions around the world.

 



John Wood (left) joins attractions greats
RIDES & EXPERIENCES

Cruden makes waves at IAAPA 2013

Amsterdam-based Simulator company Cruden showed a new powerboat simulator at the show. Guests could climb aboard a Hexatech 3CTR simulator and launch themselves into the water in a dual engine P1 powerboat or fast interceptor military vessel, modelled by Cruden’s vehicle dynamics engineers. It’s the first Cruden simulator to offer an interactive experience for three guests at once.
 



The new simulator offers interaction for three riders at once
RIDES & EXPERIENCES

WhiteWater unveils dry amusement offers

WhiteWater Attractions showcased its portfolio of new dry amusement offers at IAAPA, from its new product family of Prime Interactives, Hopkins Rides, and Apptivations.

IAAPA visitors were the first to see Prime Interactive’s newest attraction, No Boundaries™, an adventure park which combines elements and activities for both harnessed and unharnessed participants.

The all-new Fusion Factory™ from Prime Interactives has taken all the best features from the old Foam Factory including blasting, dumping, vacuuming and shooting foam balls, and added new interactive laser blasters, laster tag technology, giant scoreboards, immersive story and game play, music, lights, and mobile device integration.

Also unveiled was Raft Battle from Hopkins Rides, which engages both riders and participants on shore in a full 360-degree water battle. Finally, Apptivations showcased its latest entertainment technology, including Slideboarding and Apptractions.

 



WhiteWater’s No Boundaries is a new adventure park housing a wide variety of activities
RIDES & EXPERIENCES

nWave’s The Lost World premiers at IAAPA

nWave Pictures Distribution premiered its newest 4D attraction film The Lost World at IAAPA. Produced by UK animation studio Red Star, and exclusively distributed by nWave to theme parks and attractions worldwide, the 11-minute 4D film tells the story of Bob, who goes on vacation to a desert island only to discover a world of prehistoric dinosaurs. The company also confirmed the Spring 2014 release of its new 4D production, The House of Magic: The 4D Experience, which tells the story of Thunder, an abandoned young cat who stumbles into a magical old mansion.
 



The Lost World is a 4D dinosaur adventure
TECHNOLOGY

Gateway signs ticketing deal for Nigeria parks

Gateway Ticketing Systems signed an agreement at IAAPA to use Gateway Ticketing Systems’ flagship GalaxyTM product suite for ticketing and access control at the Delta Leisure Resorts and Asaba Wildlife Parks in Nigeria.

The parks, due to open in April 2015, will use the company’s Galaxy product suite for point of sale for main gate, kiosk, online ticketing, retail and F&B.

The Delta Leisure Resorts anticipates upwards of 5 million visitors a year to the venues, which will include wildlife and water parks, hotels, nightlife and attractions.

TECHNOLOGY

Attractions access technology from OmniTicket Network

OmniTicket Network’s Interactive Turnstile Transformer (ITT) was on show at IAAPA. The ITT turns turnstiles, counters or desktops into an interactive access control solution. It can be customised for each park’s requirements, and offers a guest or operator-facing LCD screen, 2D barcode scanner, magnetic swipe reader, RFID sensor and a biometric reader.
TECHNOLOGY

Wristband technology from CenterEdge

Facility solutions provider CenterEdge unveiled a new wristband feature to its technology portfolio to help manage time-based capacity ticketing. Facilities can now have one computer printing to multiple wristband printers, which can print different coloured wristbands to differentiate ticket purchasers’ time.
RIDES & EXPERIENCES

ABC Rides unveils new SFX vertical dark ride

The Knights Ride Tower is a free fall ride for families, incorporating special effects on different levels and the thrill of a sudden freefall experience.

The tower is mounted on a specially-designed H-steel frame, with an attached gondola for 10 people. The gondola rises through four different levels, with a new story being told on each level, via animated movies and AV effects.

On level four, passengers are startled by a slap on the back before the gondola drops quickly to ground level.

 



The gondola rises through four different levels, with a new story played out on each
RIDES & EXPERIENCES

Holovis’ MotionDome launches in the US


Holovis launched MotionDome, the next generation of dark ride and gaming experience to the US market at the show. MotionDome is an immersive, interactive platform for 2D or 3D experiences. Audiences enjoy a 360° projection which uses auto-alignment technology to ensure a seamless finish. The solution is scalable from as few as 2-100 players with dome sizes up to 30m. The ride is completed with Holovis motion-seat technology and driven by In-Mo™, a Holovis gaming and control technology that integrates real-time interactives into the dome.
 



The dome has motion-seat technology
RIDES & EXPERIENCES

Interlink seals rides deal for Nigeria parks

Theme park ride specialist Interlink has been contracted to play a key role in the Delta Leisure Resorts development in Nigeria, procuring 27 amusement rides for the project. Interlink is involved in the development of three of the theme park zones and, in addition to bringing in rides from other suppliers, the company will be providing a Super Flume ride and Panoramic Tower from its own product portfolio.
COMPANY PROFILE
ProSlide Technology, Inc.

A former national ski team racer, ProSlide® CEO Rick Hunter’s goal has been to integrate the [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

How can travelling exhibitions adapt for the future?
Emily Cronin, partnerships manager at the Science Museum Group in the UK, shares insights into evolving business models for touring exhibitions in Spokes, Ecsite’s magazine. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Animalive - Introducing AnimaChat!
Introducing AnimaChat, one operator can live-stream into multiple venues. Find out more...
More videos:
Online Print Made Easy! – instantprint
Jurassic War - Immersive tunnel movie trailer – Red Raion
Trailer Peter Pan - Saving Tinkerbell VR – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

18-20 Jul 2019

Indonesia International Amusement & Leisure Expo (IIALE 2019)

Jakarta International Expo , Jakarta, Indonesia
16-19 Sep 2019

IAAPA Expo Europe 2019

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France
+ More diary  
LATEST ISSUES
+ View Magazine Archive

Attractions Management

2019 issue 2


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2019 issue 1


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2018 issue 4


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2018 issue 3


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management News

10 Jul 2019 issue 134


View on turning pages
Download PDF
View archive
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Handbook

2019


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019
Jobs . News . Products . Magazine
Show review
IAAPA 2013

Almost 30,000 attractions professionals attended the IAAPA exhibition and conference in Florida, marking a 10-year high for the event. We profile a selection of new products launched at the show, and ask some of the attendees for their views on the latest trends in the attractions world

IAAPA AWARDS

Brass ring for Triotech dark ride

Montréal based TRIOTECH won a prestigious Brass Ring Award in the Best New Product Award 2013/ Family Entertainment Center Ride/Attraction category for its XD Dark Ride attraction. The ride is highly interactive, offering stereoscopic 3D graphics in real time and multi-sensory special effects to create a different adventure for each player.
 



Triotech’s new dark ride attraction creates a different adventure for each player
IAAPA AWARDS

Europa-Park’s ice and ABBA shows honoured

Two Europa-Park shows scooped prestigious Brass Ring Awards. The ‘Ice Show Supr’Ice – Going on Vacation’ and the ABBA Show ‘Waterloo’ were both honoured for best entertainment production.
 



Europa’s Thomas and Michael Mack (l and c)
IAAPA AWARDS

Lifetime award for Premier Rides’ Jim Seay

Jim Seay, president of Premier Rides, world supplier of theme park attractions, was honoured with the Lifetime Service Award, given in recognition of an individual’s contributions to the industry and IAAPA.

Seay began his career in the industry in 1988 with Six Flags Corporate Engineering Team. In 1996 he became president of Premier Rides where he helped develop the Linear Induction Motor and Linear Synchronous Motor-powered roller coaster. Seay has dedicated himself to the design, manufacture and operation of safe rides and attractions. He currently serves on the IAAPA Safety and Government Relations Committees and the IAAPA Foundation Board.

 



Jim Seay accepts his award
RIDES & EXPERIENCES

HUSS Park Attractions showcases two new offers

HUSS® showcased its new film-based ride concept, the Explorer, which can accommodate up to 70 guests, including wheelchair users.The experience begins with a themed pre-show in the queuing area as guests watch the gondola descend into the ‘earth’. Riders sit in the closed cabin facing outwards, looking through full height glass sides for unrestricted screen views, while a 360° multi-projector film delivers high definition content.

The company also unveiled its new version of The Condor, a popular ride back in the 1980s and 90s. The Condor 2-G offers an improved ride design, and guests can choose between two ride styles.

 



The new Explorer ride from Huss
IAAPA AWARDS

Aqua Bella show scoops IAAPA Brass Ring award

Jora Entertainment’s ‘Aqua Bella’ attraction show received an IAAPA ‘Brass Ring Award’. The company developed the show concept for the Dolfinarium marine mammal park in Harderwijk, in collaboration with Dutch companies Nuforma and White Villa. Mixing entertainment with messages about global waste, Aqua Bella features high quality audio-visual, including 3D video mapping on seven giant screens.
 



Jora’s John Ruisch (pictured right)
IAAPA AWARDS

Sally Corp’s John Wood joins IAAPA Hall of Fame

Chair and CEO of dark ride and animatronics company, Sally Corporation, John Wood has been inducted into IAAPA’s Hall of Fame, which honours pioneers for their contributions to the worldwide attractions industry. Among the legendary honorees are Walt Disney (Walt Disney Company); George Ferris (inventor of the Ferris Wheel) and Jay Stein (Universal Studios Florida).
Wood was cited for his ideas and leadership in reviving family dark ride attractions around the world.

 



John Wood (left) joins attractions greats
RIDES & EXPERIENCES

Cruden makes waves at IAAPA 2013

Amsterdam-based Simulator company Cruden showed a new powerboat simulator at the show. Guests could climb aboard a Hexatech 3CTR simulator and launch themselves into the water in a dual engine P1 powerboat or fast interceptor military vessel, modelled by Cruden’s vehicle dynamics engineers. It’s the first Cruden simulator to offer an interactive experience for three guests at once.
 



The new simulator offers interaction for three riders at once
RIDES & EXPERIENCES

WhiteWater unveils dry amusement offers

WhiteWater Attractions showcased its portfolio of new dry amusement offers at IAAPA, from its new product family of Prime Interactives, Hopkins Rides, and Apptivations.

IAAPA visitors were the first to see Prime Interactive’s newest attraction, No Boundaries™, an adventure park which combines elements and activities for both harnessed and unharnessed participants.

The all-new Fusion Factory™ from Prime Interactives has taken all the best features from the old Foam Factory including blasting, dumping, vacuuming and shooting foam balls, and added new interactive laser blasters, laster tag technology, giant scoreboards, immersive story and game play, music, lights, and mobile device integration.

Also unveiled was Raft Battle from Hopkins Rides, which engages both riders and participants on shore in a full 360-degree water battle. Finally, Apptivations showcased its latest entertainment technology, including Slideboarding and Apptractions.

 



WhiteWater’s No Boundaries is a new adventure park housing a wide variety of activities
RIDES & EXPERIENCES

nWave’s The Lost World premiers at IAAPA

nWave Pictures Distribution premiered its newest 4D attraction film The Lost World at IAAPA. Produced by UK animation studio Red Star, and exclusively distributed by nWave to theme parks and attractions worldwide, the 11-minute 4D film tells the story of Bob, who goes on vacation to a desert island only to discover a world of prehistoric dinosaurs. The company also confirmed the Spring 2014 release of its new 4D production, The House of Magic: The 4D Experience, which tells the story of Thunder, an abandoned young cat who stumbles into a magical old mansion.
 



The Lost World is a 4D dinosaur adventure
TECHNOLOGY

Gateway signs ticketing deal for Nigeria parks

Gateway Ticketing Systems signed an agreement at IAAPA to use Gateway Ticketing Systems’ flagship GalaxyTM product suite for ticketing and access control at the Delta Leisure Resorts and Asaba Wildlife Parks in Nigeria.

The parks, due to open in April 2015, will use the company’s Galaxy product suite for point of sale for main gate, kiosk, online ticketing, retail and F&B.

The Delta Leisure Resorts anticipates upwards of 5 million visitors a year to the venues, which will include wildlife and water parks, hotels, nightlife and attractions.

TECHNOLOGY

Attractions access technology from OmniTicket Network

OmniTicket Network’s Interactive Turnstile Transformer (ITT) was on show at IAAPA. The ITT turns turnstiles, counters or desktops into an interactive access control solution. It can be customised for each park’s requirements, and offers a guest or operator-facing LCD screen, 2D barcode scanner, magnetic swipe reader, RFID sensor and a biometric reader.
TECHNOLOGY

Wristband technology from CenterEdge

Facility solutions provider CenterEdge unveiled a new wristband feature to its technology portfolio to help manage time-based capacity ticketing. Facilities can now have one computer printing to multiple wristband printers, which can print different coloured wristbands to differentiate ticket purchasers’ time.
RIDES & EXPERIENCES

ABC Rides unveils new SFX vertical dark ride

The Knights Ride Tower is a free fall ride for families, incorporating special effects on different levels and the thrill of a sudden freefall experience.

The tower is mounted on a specially-designed H-steel frame, with an attached gondola for 10 people. The gondola rises through four different levels, with a new story being told on each level, via animated movies and AV effects.

On level four, passengers are startled by a slap on the back before the gondola drops quickly to ground level.

 



The gondola rises through four different levels, with a new story played out on each
RIDES & EXPERIENCES

Holovis’ MotionDome launches in the US


Holovis launched MotionDome, the next generation of dark ride and gaming experience to the US market at the show. MotionDome is an immersive, interactive platform for 2D or 3D experiences. Audiences enjoy a 360° projection which uses auto-alignment technology to ensure a seamless finish. The solution is scalable from as few as 2-100 players with dome sizes up to 30m. The ride is completed with Holovis motion-seat technology and driven by In-Mo™, a Holovis gaming and control technology that integrates real-time interactives into the dome.
 



The dome has motion-seat technology
RIDES & EXPERIENCES

Interlink seals rides deal for Nigeria parks

Theme park ride specialist Interlink has been contracted to play a key role in the Delta Leisure Resorts development in Nigeria, procuring 27 amusement rides for the project. Interlink is involved in the development of three of the theme park zones and, in addition to bringing in rides from other suppliers, the company will be providing a Super Flume ride and Panoramic Tower from its own product portfolio.
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS