Question for IAAPA attendee's...

Tuesday, September 16, 2003 1:41 PM
This is pretty much in regards to the social event that will be going on on Thursday night at Universal Studioes. The question is, is it going to be worth 75 dollars to go onto the Universal Studios side this year? Is Return Of The Mummy going to even be available yet? Or are they going to be giving us a walk through of the new ride?

Any clue what the deal is as to why they chose this side, and not IOA. I know we went to IOA two years ago, but why did they chose this side this year?

Thanks in advance,

Lee

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Tuesday, September 16, 2003 2:01 PM
I haven't been to the social since it was at IOA in '01. It was well-worth the $75. Walk-ons or less than 10 minute waits at all rides, free food, and the park was not jam packed with people.

I doubt Mummy will be ready by then and I doubt there will be any tours. Those are usually part of the daytime events. The social is just that, a social.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2003 7:30 PM
It's worth it if you go to drink and eat till you barf. Lines pretty much don't exist.

We'll be staying at Royal Pacific but not attending the event this year, since we'll be spending normal time there anyway (and in the hot tub where the bar hoochies bring your beer).

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What time does the water show start?

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Tuesday, September 16, 2003 7:37 PM
Thats pretty cool Jeff. I'll probably bestaying at one of the hotels nearby the convention center. I have been going for the past few years, and this year it just struck me when it said the social was going to be on the Universal Studios site of the two parks. There really isn't much offered over there. Its pretty much the same layout as the area over in California.

Well, maybe i'll see you around there. I'll probably be hanging our a booth talking to vincent haesler if you know who that is (not an enthusiast). *** Edited 12/2/2003 2:37:18 AM UTC by LeeHolman***

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Tuesday, September 16, 2003 8:00 PM
Jeff

I used to work over at the Royal Pacific. If it is not too late, try and stay at the Hard Rock, I work there now and in my opinion much better hotel. If not stop by cuz I will be working.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 5:07 AM
RP is cheaper.

I'm reluctantly going to the show again this year, really only to keep in touch with some of the industry people I otherwise never see. The show gets smaller and smaller every year and there's less innovation and excitement than there used to be. I suppose the one interesting thing this year will be the addition of the haunted attraction area of the floor, which is supposed to be quasi-dark.

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What time does the water show start?

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 7:13 AM
Just a question here. Can anyone attend IAAPA?
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tambo
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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 7:27 AM
tambo, ACE members can attend IAAPA....

...repeating Jeff's mantra re: IAAPA...be forewarned, it's a TRADE show first and foremost, and the vendors are there to make MONEY. If you didn't bring a checkbook with $$$, the industry folks appreciate us keeping a low profile...;)
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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 8:40 AM
It's not just ACE members. I don't understand where that myth came from. If you pony up the cash, you can go.

And as I've said many, many times... it's a trade show. Trade shows suck, unless you're actually conducting business there. As Gator said... stay out of the way and observe, don't bug industry types just because you're a fan.

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What time does the water show start?

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 12:37 PM
I was just curious because I went to the IAAPA website to see about signing up and noticed that they asked about your business. Of course they all seemed to be affiliated to the amusement industry. If I were to sign up would I just pick one?

I also realize it's a trade show. I've been to many in my line of work and I just have to imagine this would be a little more exciting - not much more probably, but interesting just the same. And it give me a reason to finally get down to Florida and ride some coasters.

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*** This post was edited by tambo 9/17/2003 4:38:55 PM ***

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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 1:49 PM
If you're not a member, you would go as an Attendee Buyer.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2003 2:45 PM
Your question about what you have to do (tambo) for iaapa....You sir, will go as a guest. I believe guests wear there name badge with a blue thing on the bottom of your name badge that says GUEST in big white letters. Now I am not 100% sure because I have never gone with a guest, but that would be my best guess. Also, i believe the tickets for non-members run at 150 or so, and that does not include the cost of the Universal Studios social event (that is $75 extra).

As far as IAAPA goes, it is a little more fun than conventional meetings...other than amusement park rides, they feature TONS of other companies...here is a list below for you of all the types of companies that will be there.

list removed because it's a copy/paste from the iaapa site... -J
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