• The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is the largest international trade association for permanently located amusement facilities worldwide and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the amusement industry.
  • IAAPA represents more than 4,800 facility, supplier, and individual members from nearly 100 countries, including most amusement parks and attractions in the United States.
  • Member facilities include amusement parks, theme parks, water parks, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, museums, science centers, and resorts..
  • IAAPA hosts three trade shows worldwide focused on the amusement park and attractions industry-IAAPA Attractions Expo, Asian Attractions Expo, and Euro Attractions Show. IAAPA Attractions Expo is the premier trade show for the global attractions industry and Euro Attractions Show and Asian Attractions Expo are the premier attractions industry events in their respective regions.
  • IAAPA publications include Funworld, the association’s monthly magazine, which features the latest attractions news, and IAAPA News Flash, a daily e-newsletter that provides industry news stories from around the world.
  • IAAPA offers training for every aspect of the attractions industry and provides all members with opportunities to educate personnel through workshops, onsite seminars, videotapes/manuals, webinars, the IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers, IAAPA Institute for Executive Education, and IAAPA Safety Institutes. At each trade show, IAAPA also offers approximately 100 educational seminars and EDUTours that cover topics important to the amusement park and attractions industry.
  • IAAPA is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, United States and has four regional offices in Brussels, Belgium, Hong Kong, China, Mexico City, Mexico, and Orlando, Florida. IAAPA’s global arm extends further through our Global Alliances partnerships with international liaison organizations representing Southeast Asia (IAAPA ASEAN); Australia and New Zealand (AALARA); India (IAAPI); the People’s Republic of China (CAAPA); and Brazil (ADIBRA).
  • IAAPA promotes exceptional amusement park safety standards and maintains a constant partnership with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) to develop and update stringent amusement ride safety standards and maintenance requirements.
  • IAAPA’s advocacy department reaches out to government bodies in numerous countries to represent the industry on attraction and amusement park legislation and regulations.
  • Helping children smile since 1995, IAAPA has partnered with Give Kids The World (GKTW), a nonprofit organization that provides wish vacations to central Florida for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. IAAPA members also donate gifts, toys, equipment, and supplies to GKTW. In addition, 140 facilities provide complimentary admission to their parks for GKTW children through the World Passport for Kids Program.