The IAAPA Hall of Fame was established in 1990 to celebrate outstanding achievement and contributions to the growth and development of the amusement park and attractions industry; an industry that, like few others, depends on the imaginations, talents, and vision of its dream builders.

The IAAPA Hall of Fame inductees are not chosen by virtue of their personal success alone, but rather for significant contributions to the entire industry, their community, and the world.

The IAAPA Hall of Fame awards are presented annually at IAAPA Attractions Expo. Below, you can find video clips of the inductees from 1990 to present.

YEARS
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990

2016
Play VideoPlay Video Roland Mack
Europa-Park/Mack Rides, Germany
Play VideoPlay Video Tim O’Brien
Attractions Industry Journalist and Photographer, United States
2015
Play VideoPlay Video Fred Hollingsworth III
Omni Films International Inc., United States
Play VideoPlay Video Jack Lindquist
Disneyland, United States
Play VideoPlay Video Tom Williams
Universal Parks & Resorts, United States
2014
Play VideoPlay Video Bob Cassata
Bob's Space Racers, United States
Play VideoPlay Video Dick Knoebel
Knoebel's Amusement Resort, United States
2013
Play VideoPlay Video John Wood
Sally Corporation, Jacksonville, Fla., USA
Play VideoPlay Video Jim and John Huish
Huish Family Entertainment, Tukwila, Wash., USA
2012
Play VideoPlay Video Bob Masterson
Ripley Entertainment, USA
Play VideoPlay Video PT Barnum
The American Museum, USA
2011
Play VideoPlay Video John P.C. Collins
John Collins Leisure, United Kingdom
Play VideoPlay Video Frederick W. Pearce, Sr.
F.W. Pearce Company, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Wally Boag and Betty Taylor
Disneyland, USA
2010
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Bob Rogers
BRC Imagination Arts, USA

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Will Koch
Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, USA

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Don Clayton
Putt-Putt Golf and Games, USA

Play VideoPlay Video Daniel H. Burnham
Chicago World’s Fair, USA
2009
Play VideoPlay Video Frederic W. Thompson and Elmer “Skip” Dundy
Luna Park, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Ricardo Castillo Sinibaldi
Xetulul and Xocomil (IRTRA), Guatemala
2008
Play VideoPlay Video Larry Cochran
Six Flags Theme Parks, Inc. USA
Play VideoPlay Video Edgard Meeus
Walibi World, Belgium
Play VideoPlay Video Arto Monaco
Santa's Workshop, NY & The Land of Makebelieve, USA
2007
Play VideoPlay Video Richard “Dick” Nunis
Walt Disney World, USA
2006
Play VideoPlay Video Harry C. Baker
Harry Baker, Inc., USA
Play VideoPlay Video Richard L. Kinzel
Cedar Fair, USA
2005
Play VideoPlay Video Antonio Zamperla
Zamperla, ITALY
Play VideoPlay Video Franz Mack
Mack Rides, GERMANY
2004
Play VideoPlay Video Richard J. "Dick" Coulter
Coulter & Associates, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Geoffrey Thompson
Blackpool Pleasure Beach, ENGLAND
Play VideoPlay Video Peter Herschend
Herschend Family Entertainment, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Jack Herschend
Herschend Family Entertainment, USA
2003
Play VideoPlay Video Roberto Brenes Ortiz 
Parque de Diversiones, COSTA RICA
Play VideoPlay Video Werner Stengel 
Ing. Buro Stengel GmbH, GERMANY
2002
Play VideoPlay Video Leon Cassidy 
Tumbling Run Park, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Rudyard Uzzell 
R.S. Uzzell Corp., USA
Play VideoPlay Video Marty Sklar 
Walt Disney Imagineering Co., USA
2001
Play VideoPlay Video William A. Koch, Sr. 
Holiday World/Splashin' Safari, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Wilbert Morey 
Morey's Pier, USA
Play VideoPlay Video J. Henk Bemboom 
Ponypark Slagharen, HOLLAND
Play VideoPlay Video John Graff 
IAAPA, USA
2000
Play VideoPlay Video Jack Ray 
Belmont Park, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Frederick Savage 
Frederick Savage Co., ENGLAND
Play VideoPlay Video Ron Toomer 
Arrow Dynamics Inc., USA
1999
Play VideoPlay Video Dick Pope, Sr. 
Cypress Gardens, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Herbert Schmeck 
Philadelphia Toboggan Company, USA
Play VideoPlay Video A. J. Florizoone 
Meli-Park, BELGIUM
Play VideoPlay Video Jay Stein 
Universal Studios (Florida), USA
Play VideoPlay Video Giovanni Zanoletti 
Fionda, ITALY
1998
Play VideoPlay Video Frank Woolson Darling 
L.A. Thompson Scenic Railway Co., USA
Play VideoPlay Video Charles T. Thompson 
Six Flags Corporation, USA
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Roy O. Disney 
The Walt Disney Co., USA

Play VideoPlay Video Karl Bacon 
Arrow Development Co., USA
Play VideoPlay Video Ed Morgan 
Arrow Development Co., USA
1997
Play VideoPlay Video George Boeckling 
Cedar Point, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Paul Boyton 
Capt. Paul Boyton's Water Chutes, USA
Play VideoPlay Video William E. Sullivan 
Eli Bridge Company, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Eric McMillan
Ontario Place, CANADA
1996
Play VideoPlay Video John Norman Bartlett
Miller & Bartlett Company, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Frederick Church 
Church & Prior, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Salvador Andreu Y Grau 
Tibidabo Amusement Park, SPAIN
Play VideoPlay Video Bo Kinntorph 
Liseberg, AB, SWEDEN
1995
Play VideoPlay Video Fred Fried 
National Carousel Association, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Anton. F. Pieck 
de Efteling, THE NETHERLANDS
Play VideoPlay Video Herbert Ryman 
Disneyland, USA
Play VideoPlay Video George C. Tilyou 
Coney Island, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Harrison Price 
Harrison Price Company, USA
1994
Play VideoPlay Video Pat Collins 
Pat Collins Shows, ENGLAND
Play VideoPlay Video George Hamid 
Steel Pier (Atlantic City), USA
Play VideoPlay Video Theodore Harton
West View Park, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Allan Herschell
Allan Herschell Company, Inc., USA
Play VideoPlay Video C. V. "Woody" Wood, Jr. 
Warner Bros., USA
Play VideoPlay Video George Millay 
Wet 'n Wild, Inc., USA
1993
Play VideoPlay Video James F. "Patty" Conklin 
Conklin Shows, CANADA
Play VideoPlay Video Randall Duell 
Duell Corporation, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Milton Hershey 
Hersheypark, USA
Play VideoPlay Video John A. Miller 
John Miller Company, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Anton Schwarzkopf 
Independent Roller Coaster Designer, GERMANY
Play VideoPlay Video Aurel Vaszin 
National Amusement Device Company, USA
1992
Play VideoPlay Video George Washington Gale Ferris 
G. W. G. Ferris Company, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Frederick Ingersol
Frederick Ingersoll & Sons, USA
Play VideoPlay Video William F. Mangels 
W. F. Mangels Co., Inc., USA
Play VideoPlay Video George Roose 
Cedar Point, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Harry G. Traver 
Traver Engineering Company, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Charles R. Wood 
The Great Escape, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Truman Woodworth 
Cedar Point & Disneyland, USA
1991
Play VideoPlay Video Harry J. Batt, Sr. 
Ponchatrain Park, USA
Play VideoPlay Video David E. Bradley 
Bradley & Kaye Amusement Company, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Edward J. Carroll, Sr.
Riverside Park, USA
Play VideoPlay Video R. Harold Chance 
Chance Manufacturing Company, Inc., USA
Play VideoPlay Video Walter Knott 
Knott's Berry Farm, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Leonard Thompson 
Blackpool Pleasure Beach, USA
1990
Play VideoPlay Video John Allen 
Philadelphia Toboggan Company, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Walt Disney 
Walt Disney World Co., USA
Play VideoPlay Video Robert E. Freed 
Lagoon Corp., USA
Play VideoPlay Video Andrew S. McSwigan 
Kennywood Park Corporation, USA
Play VideoPlay Video La Marcus A. Thompson 
L.A. Thompson Scenic Railway Co., USA
Play VideoPlay Video Angus Wynne Jr. 
Six Flags Corporation, USA
Play VideoPlay Video Carl Hughes 
Kennywood Park Corporation, USA