Thursday, November 17, 2005 12:33 PM
Is anyone doing an onsite report and have photos from the IAAPA convention?
Thursday, November 17, 2005 1:27 PM
There are some pictures here:http://www.johnnyupsidedown.com/eventIAAPA4.html
I haven't found much else yet.
Thursday, November 17, 2005 1:54 PM
Thats one...and thats a pretty cool site also!
There are no bad coasters, only better coasters!!
Thursday, November 17, 2005 2:10 PM
There isn't much to see because there's rarely much of anything new to see. There hasn't been since 2001.
Thursday, November 17, 2005 11:01 PM
Nothing new? Wow, usually at least one or two interesting concepts are introduced at the show. Even if they never really get built.
Thursday, November 17, 2005 11:57 PM
Interesting that their is a SheiKra car there... that looks unused. I wonder how that came to find itself in Atlanta. And as Robb Alvey pointed out, the presence of the display questions whether BGT really has a non-compete agreement with B&M. *** Edited 11/18/2005 5:06:22 AM UTC by Fun***
Friday, November 18, 2005 12:02 AM
The only new stuff this year ride-wise is the Gerstlauer Launched Coaster
, a Moser Circular Bike-ride thing
, the Zamperla Wave Blaster
and a mini version of the Rockin' Tug (I didn't take any pics because it wasn't being run nor did I think it was new until I got home and looked on their site which doesn't have it listed). Mondial also had a new Rally Car concept
that could be considered a ride, I guess. I didn't see any new waterslides though :-/
*** Edited 11/18/2005 5:04:03 AM UTC by Jophish***
Friday, November 18, 2005 12:13 AM
Is it true that it wasn't attended as well this year due to the location? I know of a few people that did not rent space at the show due to the layout.
Friday, November 18, 2005 12:17 AM
Well, having it in two seperate halls kinda stinks, wheras Orlando has one big hall, correct?
We here in Atlanta just aren't very attractive in November when you can go to Orlando and be in at least comfortable weather (it was cold today!) and there's stuff to do at night, including of course the parks.
Oh, by the way, I forgot to mention that the Screamin Swing looked portable. Perhaps that's the first trailer model?
Friday, November 18, 2005 12:36 AM
The attendance is down because IAAPA has made both exhibiting and attending @#$! expensive. Most of the exhibitors have scaled down their booths (well, except maybe Zamperla), and they don't have all of both halls in use now. There isn't much new that I have seen so far, which is a little disappointing. I didn't take any photos today though I did have my camera with me. I plan to make up for that on Friday.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.