IAAPA 2010: Attendance and vendor space suggest better year for the amusement industry

Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2010 10:32 AM | Contributed by Jeff

There is evidence that for the first time since the recession began, vendors and attractions are acting like a slow economic recovery has taken root. Attendance and vendor space are up slightly at this show, which offers a walk across just about everything new sold to the attractions industry.

Read more from The St. Petersburg Times.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 10:33 AM
Jeff's avatar

Coffee flavored Dippin' Dots? Eeeeew. I still have not ever paid for Dots, only had them free at the show.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 11:47 AM
kpjb's avatar

We had a Mocha Dots stand this year... not sure how well it did, but there seemed to be a steady flow of people trying it.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010 12:11 PM

I paid for dippin dots but half the reason was to watch the robot arm open the deep freezer and get them out.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 2:15 PM

That sounds pretty futuristic.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 4:34 AM

jive2 said:
That sounds pretty futuristic.

I say 2013. The reason being is that many people really believe that the world will end in 2012 thanks to the Mayan Calendar and/or they believe that the rapture will take place in 2012 too. Want proof? Next time ABC, FOX, CNN or whoever does a story on the economy..read the comments. No shortage of those thinking that the next two years our "great depression number two" will continue...and of course they bring up 2012.

Now 2013...ah HA

Almost like Y2K..all over again to these people..only now it seems like that there are more of them.

Thursday, November 18, 2010 8:34 AM
LostKause's avatar

I think the "future" comment was in response to Dippin' Dots old tag line, "Ice Cream of the Future".

I wasted my life believing that the world was going to end within the near future. Seriously, it lead me to not prepare for my future. The anxiety that befell me every time I tried to better my life was detrimental to the goal. I do not believe that the world will end in 2012, because if we all began to believe that, why would we bother to try to better ourselves as a society?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 4:52 PM

What did you guys think of the coaster wheels that light up? My main questions are how long would they last and how do they work?


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