Thursday, October 4, 2001 6:18 PM
I've been wondering about IAAPA and all the big companies that will be there and I was just wondering if anybody has anyclues on who will be making a big impact on the coaster industry?
Thursday, October 4, 2001 6:44 PM
Well, there's some major booth space for Cutting Edge Creations and Hytechnology in the theme/technology area. Zamperla again has a good bit of space, as well as average plots for Arrow, Chance and Huss. B&M and CCI have (roughly) the same size booths as last year. Zamperla and all of those damn inflatable people have space on the "Magical Midway" outside.
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Friday, October 5, 2001 12:43 PM
When is it exactly. Or should I wait for an announcement? Don't want to make a boo-boo and get screamed at by the anal people on this site.
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Friday, October 5, 2001 12:46 PM
Zamperla had some fine stuff on the Midway last year, free Turbo Force (sky scraper) rides!
Friday, October 5, 2001 12:48 PM
Zamperla and all of those damn inflatable people have space on the "Magical Midway" outside.
Inflatable people?! What kind of convention is this?! ;)
Seriously though, every issue of Amusement Today I've got has tons of ads for those inflatable play areas. Who knew the market for those was so big?
The Buzzer formerly known as RagingBull.
*** This post was edited by ColumbusCoaster on 10/5/2001. ***
Friday, October 5, 2001 3:45 PM
Inflatables have become a very hot item with party rental companies. Which is becoming a problem. The quality varies, and some seriously flawed designs have been produced and marketed.Many states do not treat them the same as a mechanical attraction. Around these parts (San Diego) it's not unusual to see a pickup truck literaly dump off one of these in somebodies driveway. The renter has to set it up and secure it, which from what I have see is seldom done correctly. When enough neighborhood kids get hurt on these things, they will become more tightly regulated. Then number of manufacturers will dwindle,as will rental companies handling them.