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IAAPA: The International Association For The Attractions Industry Expo Returns To Orlando

Updated: Nov 15, 2022

The Global Association for the Attractions Industry is gathering here in Orlando for the annual gathering of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo at the Orange County Convention Center.



The IAAPA Expo returns to the Orange County Convention Center from today, November 14, with the conference running through November 17, and the trade show running through November 18.


IAAPA: The Global Association For The Attractions Industry Expo Returns To Orlando

IAAPA Expo 2022 will see operators and suppliers from across the attractions industry, including amusement and theme parks, water parks, museums, science centres, zoos, aquariums, resorts and cruise lines, come together for this year's event.


The association is expecting this year’s event to be even more popular than before, with 25,000 attendees converging on Orlando to see the latest industry innovations from over 1,000 exhibiting companies, with the Expo's trade show floor featuring everything from the latest roller coaster, kiddies rides, food and concessions to games, inflatables and virtual reality concepts.


Many ride manufactures will debut new ride systems, and announce attractions that are coming to theme parks and attractions in the coming years.


CAVU Designwerks, the media-based attractions specialist, will demo its new self-driving vehicle at IAAPA Expo 2022. This has been created in partnership with KUKA Robotics.


CAVU Designwerks

Galaxy Multi Rides will also be debuting new technology, and are all set up and ready for this year's Expo in Orlando, ready to welcome the thousands of attendees.


Galaxy Multi Rides IAAPA: The Global Association For The Attractions Industry Expo Returns To Orlando

In addition to the Expo, the event features many news conferences from ride manufactures, theme parks, and attractions, and with the show being held here in Orlando, we can look forward to some exiting news from our own Central Florida theme parks and attractions.


SeaWorld Orlando is scheduled to share details about its upcoming surf coaster Pipeline tomorrow, Tuesday, November 15, with the theme park already teasing the announcement on social media!


SeaWorld Orlando IAPPA Pipeline

Other companies scheduled to share news and updates include International Drive's ICON Park who will be sharing some exciting news too.


IAAPA: The Global Association For The Attractions Industry Expo Returns To Orlando

The Legends Panel at this year’s International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in the Orange County Convention Center here in Orlando on November 16 is going to be a highlight.


Most excitingly, the panel will look at the past, present, and future of the park. Who knows, we might get some opening dates for upcoming attractions, and maybe we’ll learn about new projects that could be coming to the park too!


EPCOT legends Panel International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo

Could we discover if the long rumoured but never announced addition of Brazil to World Showcase will ever happen? In past plans for the park the new country should have been opening this year!!


Also. could we get a glimmer of hope that the already announced Cherry Tree Land neighborhood that is coming to the UK pavilion with a Mary Poppins attraction may actually be moving forward after being put on hold?


More realistic, we could possibly get an opening date for the currently under construction Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana attraction, or more details on dreamers Point, which is due to open next year.


EPCOT LEGENS]DS PANEL International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo

The panel, will be hosted by the legendary Bob Rogers, founder and chairman of BRC Imagination Arts, and who has long been involved with EPCOT, having wrote and produced the original Impressions de France at the park’s France pavilion.


He will be joined by four exciting guests, who have all been involved with the park and its development at one time or another.


The panelists are Bob Weis, Global Ambassador for Walt Disney Imagineering; Jodi McLaughlin, Executive Portfolio Producer, Walt Disney Imagineering; Kartika Rodriquez, vice president of EPCOT; and Rick Rothschild, founder and chief creative officer of Far Out! Creative Direction.


IAAPA: The Global Association For The Attractions Industry Expo Returns To Orlando

The IAAPA Expo returns to the Orange County Convention Center on Nov. 14, with the conference running through Nov. 17 and the trade show running through Nov. 18.


Get details here on the IAAPA website.


EPCOT LEGENDS PANEL International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo

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