Kids test rides on the IAAPA show floor

Posted Monday, November 21, 2005 2:02 AM | Contributed by Jeff

More than 1,100 exhibitors representing a $29 billion amusement industry snapped to attention Friday when a group of clipboard-toting fifth graders marched into the Georgia World Congress Center exhibit hall. The group of Atlanta-area fifth graders, wearing brightly colored "Kid Testers" T-shirts, were invited to test the latest theme park rides, games and foods on display at the massive International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo, which ended Saturday.

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Monday, November 21, 2005 10:23 AM
The Mole's avatar Lucky kids...... :(
Monday, November 21, 2005 5:05 PM
"...test the latest...foods ..."

Isn't that human experimentation? ;)

Monday, November 21, 2005 7:26 PM
I wanna see pics!
Monday, November 21, 2005 9:17 PM
I wonder if anyone had to clean up "kid barf"?

I would love to see pics of the kids reactions to the rides.

Do people who believe in Wicca even use magic wands? That attraction sounds interesting.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 1:52 AM
lol, dexter! I can just hear the guys from Zamperla..

"...uh-oh! slow it down! slow it down! I think those experimental hot dogs are gonna come up on our new... eeeewwwww... now we know why those brightly colored shirts were made *that* color..."

Tuesday, November 22, 2005 1:13 PM
Ice cream THEN the Disk-O? Whose bright idea was that? I say good for that kid for dissing that pagan attraction. They said they wanted outgoing kids who could be honest and critical. They probably didn't plan on that kind of criticism. Guess it's better to hear it now than after they put dozens of them around the country and wonder why people stay away from them.
*** This post was edited by RatherGoodBear 11/23/2005 12:57:24 AM ***
Thursday, November 24, 2005 11:45 PM
I rode with them on many of the rides. They seemed like a good group. Most of them would try anything, but some were hesitant on the S&S Screamin' Swing.
Friday, November 25, 2005 11:22 PM
Really? I love the Screamin' Swings.. been on 2 so far, and I'm looking forward to riding the 2 new ones at Valleyfair! and Cedar Point.

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