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IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016 Boasts Largest Show Floor in Event History

Exhibiting Companies Provide Sneak Peek at New Products and Services 

(Alexandria, Virginia, US) – IAAPA Attractions Expo is the premier conference and trade show for the global attractions industry and the 2016 trade show floor will be the largest in the event’s 98-year history, surpassing the previous record of 568,800 square feet set in 2001. IAAPA Attractions Expo provides a platform for the industry’s newest, game-changing products to be announced, debuted, tested, tried, and purchased by influential global decision makers. The event takes place Nov. 14-18, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

More than 1,000 exhibiting companies, including nearly 200 first-timers will showcase innovations in 125 product categories, including new thrill rides, family attractions, midway games, water slides, inflatables, simulators, food and beverage treats, and technology. Event organizers expect approximately 30,000 attractions industry participants, including more than 18,000 buyers representing leading amusement parks, water parks, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, museums, resorts, and other destinations for fun around the world.

From animatronics to new ride technology and more, IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016 is the place to discover what new products will shape the future of the global attractions industry. In advance of the trade show, several exhibiting companies shared information about what they will display for Expo participants from around the world.

IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016 New Products

Booth 875
A.C. Lighting Inc., the makers of professional cyc lights (Chroma-Q), will showcase Color Force IITM, a batten that delivers formidable output and superior color blending with smooth, even coverage. This new product is designed for cyclorama and wall-washing applications where a powerful throw of light is needed. www.aclighting.com

Booth 2646
Aquatic Development Group (ADG)
announces a brand new water ride in ADG’s Premiere Water Rides Series. The dual-launch boogie boarding surf pool utilizes WaveTek technology, bringing the ocean surf to guests of all ages and skill sets with new waves every four seconds. www.aquaticgroup.com
(ADG will host a related press conference at its booth Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 3:10 p.m.)

Booth 2062
Billings Productions Inc. announces the creation of its newest animatronic creature, a full-sized adult Quetzalcoatlus! This 20-foot tall, scientifically accurate, flying reptile was the largest creature ever to soar through the skies at the time of the dinosaurs. www.billingsproductions.com

Booth 1010
Coast to Coast Entertainment will showcase two new items on the show floor. Ticket Zone is similar to its Fun Zone crane displayed at last year's Expo, with a new color-changing front lighting show. Additionally, Train Crane is perfect for any family entertainment center, inflatable location, trampoline park, or mall setting. With its color-changing tops and eye-grabbing train theme, operators can fill each station with a variety of prizes, including small plush, capsules, balls, jewelry, ticket bundles, wristbands, and the latest in licensed products. www.coastentertainment.com

Booth 4086
First-time exhibitor Holiday Creative provides decorative products for all seasonal events and occasions. Designed and produced by leaders in experiential event production, Oak Island Creative, these products will definitely highlight any seasonal celebration, from Christmas to Halloween and everything in between. www.holidaycreative.com
(Holiday Creative will join Oak Island Creative and Mirror Mazes for a press conference in Booth 3886 Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m.)

Booth 262
Holocube offers a compact, turnkey package designed to deliver unprecedented and unforgettable virtual reality experiences to keep customers coming back again and again. www.holocubevr.com

Booth 246
IMPLY announces Green Bowling, which it developed from the ground up to create a new bowling experience and offer the most fun way to score many strikes. www.imply.com
(IMPLY will host a press conference at its booth Thursday, Nov. 17, at 2:15 p.m.)

Booth 471
Inntopia YieldView
is a new, innovative way to sell tickets, activities, rentals, services, and more. Visitors to an attraction’s website can view intuitive calendar screens showcasing multiple pricing tiers with both discounted and flex-option products to purchase. Customers save money by committing to their date of visit in advance, and businesses benefit by locking in advanced purchases. www.inntopia.com

Booth 615
LAI Games introducesThe Vault,” a new game that requires players to use their skills to carefully stop the reels and unlock a minor prize with the opportunity to play on and win a major prize. www.laigames.com

Booth 3686
Mirror Mazes International offers all-new features, providing operators with multiple revenue opportunities.  The company will showcase the multi-show features, and attendees can learn about the design, planning, and marketing services they provide. www.mirrormazesint.com
(Mirror Mazes will join Holiday Creative and Oak Island Creative for a press conference in Booth 3886 Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m.)

Booth 3886
Oak Island Creative
launches its 20th anniversary celebration at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016, announcing exciting new business opportunities. Oak Island Creative is a leader in experiential event production, having produced more than 150 haunted houses, Christmas displays with 20 million lights, spring celebrations, food and wine festivals, and summer spectaculars. The team of artists at Oak Island create magical experiences for millions of guests each year. www.oakislandcreative.com
(Oak Island Creative will host a press conference at its booth with Holiday Creative and Mirror Mazes Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m.)

Booth 2156
PeopleVisionFX’s The MagicMirror product allows visitors to see their own reflections in a mirror that appears to read their minds. When someone looks into the mirror, thought bubbles appear that seem to read the observer’s thoughts. The MagicMirror creates a captivating experience with the capacity to tell a compelling story. www.peoplevisionfx.com

Booth 1300
Redemption Plus debuts Design Services. A well-planned, designed, and merchandised redemption center is one of the most important game room investments. The company’s Digital Experience Architect works magic to create custom cabinetry and prize displays for redemption areas and custom game room layouts for new or existing facilities. www.redemptionplus.com

Booth 4081
Ridewerks, Inc.
offers a range of services to the attractions industry, including consulting, maintenance and service, and refurbishment. During IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016, Ridewerks will formally introduce itself to the industry. Examples of refurbishment work and vintage aluminum kiddie ride cars will be present at the booth. www.ridewerks.com

Booth 2883
SenSource, Inc.
features ClearCount 3D Queue Management System, which pairs state-of-the-art 3-D video technology with Vea Analytics Software to provide queue length and wait time information for rides and attractions. www.sensourceinc.com

Booth 837
Snacktops, Inc. provides innovative food and beverage packaging solutions to improve portability. Snacktops patented solutions are eye-catching food and snack containers that snap onto the top of cups, bottles, and cans. Snacktops 30-plus solutions solve the problem of how to carry multiple items at one time. www.snacktops.com

Booth 3880
Splashtones introduces Hydraulophone, the world’s first instrument that makes music from vibrations in water. By pressing on water jets, guests of all ages can create expressive musical tones. The Hydraulophone is a fun and innovative exhibit for water parks, science centers, museums, and a variety of other attractions. www.splashtones.com

Booth 1758
Talon Simulations is launching the sale of the Atomic A3 virtual reality motion simulator. Adaptable to a race car, roller coaster, or fighter jet, the A3 will have customers saying, “This is the best experience I’ve had in virtual reality!” www.talonsimulation.com

Booth 2844
Visual Sports’
SwingTrack Management can control up to 20 bays remotely from a PC or tablet in one central and convenient location. Customers will now be able to pay-to-play all in one place. www.visualsports.ca

Booth 4436
Walltopia Adventure’s Ninja Course is a concept for adventure and fitness areas that challenges participants physically and engages their spirit for competition. The tailor-made obstacle courses help improve strength, endurance, coordination, agility, and balance. www.walltopia.com

About IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016
IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016 is the premier conference and trade show for the $39.5 billion global amusement park and attractions industry. With its theme "Every Experience Matters" the show provides attractions industry leaders, decision makers, and visionaries with everything they need to take every guest experience to the next level, whether through the thousands of innovations, the hundreds of expert-led educational opportunities, or the engaging networking opportunities. IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016 will draw more than 30,000 industry professionals from more than 100 countries to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Monday, Nov. 14, through Friday, Nov. 18. The more than 550,000-net-square-foot trade show floor will be open Tuesday, Nov. 15, through Friday, Nov. 18. Additional information is available at www.IAAPA.org/IAAPAAttractionsExpo. #IAE16

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is the premier trade association for the attractions industry worldwide. Founded in 1918, IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently located amusement facilities and attractions and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the attractions industry. IAAPA represents nearly 5,000 attraction, supplier, and individual members from 99 countries. The association's global headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. The nonprofit organization maintains regional offices in Brussels, Hong Kong, Mexico City, and Orlando. www.IAAPA.org @IAAPAHQ #IAAPA

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Editor’s Note: Companies exhibiting at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016 can upload news to an online press kit.

Sneak Peak Exhibitor videos are available here.