Sunday, July 29, 2001 4:35 PM
I might go to IAAPA this year and have some questions. Do you have to be a member of the press to go? How much is entrance? Thank you

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HurricaneGeauga- Just in case
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 5:22 PM
Anybody can buy their way into the trade show. The seminars and special parties are for members only. Remember the exhibitors are there to sell to the trade. We're talking hundreds of thousands,even millions of dollars worth of sales. They are not going to want to deal with the questions or opinions of somebody off the street. Observe and listen is my advice if you go.
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 5:50 PM
Where is it this year and WHEN is it?

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Deja Vu in 2002:)
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 5:53 PM
Yall'do know that when you ask B&M and Intamin for all their ride secrects, they will kick you out:(;)
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"Bathroom 1 looks too intense for me"-Ed Markey
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 6:12 PM
The 2001 IAAPA exhibition is November 14 - 17, 2001 in Orlando, FL.

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Kennywood Insider's Guide
http://kennywood.coaster-mania.com/
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 6:29 PM
How much does it cost to get in, and can you ride the rides if you are not a member? How can you become a member?

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Nitro: The Most Explosive Coaster on the Planet explodes at Six Flags Great Adventure in 2001.
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 7:03 PM
Members of American Coaster Enthusiasts can purchase entry admission at www.iaapa.org. You have to be a member of an organization that is a member of IAAPA, which ACE is. If memory serves me right, I think it was $100 last year, and the park add on party was an extra $60.

And believe me, when people see "American Coaster Enthusiasts" on your name badge, they generally stop talking to you (they sure the heck did us in Atlanta last year) ... coz they know you're not actually there to buy anything. The CRAPLOADS of free food was nice, however.

Vekoma usually kicks people out of their booth, as well. Of course, we were tearing up their catalogues screaming "NO MORE CLONES! NO MORE CLONES!" ...

Zampela welcomed all, it seems.

And while they don't actually kick you out, asking them "whats coming next!?!!?!" is not only rude, but they won't tell you anyway. The most we got out of CCI was that Six Flags cancelled the CCI at SFAW for 2001, but that's it (and yes, they commented on it first).

You'll notice the lack of people visiting the TOGO and RCCA booths... and if you're not dressed in a suit, most people won't even give you the time of day.

All in all, it's fun. But there are maybe 15 or so flat rides at the midway you can ride... and just like the parks, there was always a line to get on them. There is more to IAAPA than just riding the rides at the midway, however. There is collecting the stuff they hand out (the thing you chewed to brush your teeth without water was interesting). And of course.. the CRAPLOADS of free food.

We did, however, get to meet John Miler.. and that, was Ubercool...
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Monday, July 30, 2001 7:41 AM
Adnmission is $25 to $135 depending on when you register and whether or not you're an IAAPA member.

Coaster enthusiasts have a long history of being stupid morons at the show. This is a trade show, where people show what they have to sell to potential buyers. It is not an amusement park.

If you do go, walk the floor, take it all in, but stay out of the way and let people conduct business.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
"From the global village... in the age of communication!"
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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 4:18 PM
Amen,Jeff
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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 4:21 PM
*sighs* I want to go to IAAPA...So basically it is one of those affairs where, " Walk through, take nothing but pictures, and leave only footprints"?

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Millennium Force: The Future's Riding On It
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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 5:02 PM
And only you can prevent forest fires. Oh wait, that's something else.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
"From the global village... in the age of communication!"
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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 5:06 PM
LOL!

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Millennium Force: The Future's Riding On It
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