• The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities worldwide and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the amusement industry.
  • IAAPA represents more than 4,300 facility, supplier, and individual members from more than 97 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, resorts, and casinos.
  • IAAPA hosts three trade shows worldwide focused on the amusement park and attractions industry-IAAPA Attractions Expo, Asian Attractions Expo, and Euro Attractions Show. Each event is the premier attractions industry trade show in its region.
  • IAAPA publications include Funworld, the association’s monthly magazine, which features the latest attractions news, and 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 Institute for Attractions Managers, the Institute for Executive Education, and the IAAPA Safety Institutes. At each trade show, IAAPA also offers more than 85 educational seminars and behind-the-scenes tours that cover topics important to the amusement park and attractions industry.
  • IAAPA is headquartered in the United States and has three regional offices in Brussels, Belgium, Hong Kong, China, and Mexico City, Mexico. IAAPA’s global arm extends further through our Global Alliances partnerships with six international liaison organizations representing Southeast Asia (IAAPA ASEAN); Australia and New Zealand (AALARA); India (IAAPI); the People’s Republic of China (CAAPA); Argentina (AAPA); 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, nearly 150 facilities provide complimentary admission to their parks for GKTW children through the World Passport for Kids Program.

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