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Innovative New Products Win Awards at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2008

For Immediate Release
November 20, 2008


Orlando, Florida (United States)
—The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announced the winners of the trade association’s New Products Awards Tuesday, Nov. 18, during IAAPA Attractions 2008 in Orlando, Florida.

The Impact Award recognizes an exhibitor whose products have made a lasting impact in the industry. The award went to Bolliger & Mabillard Consulting Engineers, Inc. in booth 5110.

First place and honorable mention winners in the following categories included:

Major Theme/Amusement Park Ride/Attraction
First Place: Intamin/Ride Trade; Booth 3624; Giant Drop on Building
Honorable Mention: Chance Morgan; Booth 5124; Safari Jeeps

Kiddie Ride/Attraction
First Place: Extreme Engineering; Booth 3800; Monster Combo Unit
Honorable Mention: Zamperla; Booth 2414; SkyTower

Waterpark Ride/Attraction
First Place: Whitewater West Industries; Booth 5140; Family Boomerango
Honorable Mention: ProSlide Technology, Inc.; Booth 1840; ProSlide BulletBowl

Family Entertainment Center Ride/Attraction
First Place: Amusement Products; Booth 2468; SpinZone Bumper Car
Honorable Mention: Art Attack; Booth 2462; Alley Trax Mini Bowling

Coin-Operated Kiddie Ride
First Place: MP Group – Dedem; Booth 3029; Marathon Runner
Honorable Mention: Cogan S.R.L.; Booth 4212; Art.660 Miami

Technology Applied to Amusement
First Place: Premier Rides Inc.; Booth 5100; Revolver Coaster
Honorable Mention: Extreme Engineering; Booth 3800; Tankless Auto-Belay System

First Place: Media Vision Inc.; Booth 2471; Phazer Zone Extreme Bazooka Ball
Honorable Mention: Bob's Space Racers; Booth 1824; WaterBlast 2!

Coin-Operated Arcade and Redemption Equipment
First Place: Bob's Space Racers; Booth 1824; Bungie Bugs
Honorable Mention: Jennison Entertainment Technologies; Booth 1219; Hollywood Reels

First Place: Spot Me ID; Booth 651; Spot Me ID Bracelets

Revenue and Admission Control
First Place: accesso; Booth 1455; accesso ceShop V3.0
Honorable Mention: Gateway Ticketing Systems; Booth 2447; Galaxy 4

Displays and Sets
First Place: Spectra Chrome; Booth 351; Spray-On Chrome
Honorable Mention: Pantel Corp.; Booth 150; Pantel Outdoor Weather Proof TV

First Place: Slide Renu; Booth 1158; Water Slide Restoration
Honorable Mention: Core Cashless Systems; Booth 4654; Online Event Booking

Equipment and Supplies
First Place: Snow Masters; Booths 131/9028; Flogos
Honorable Mention: Haystack Dryers; Booth 3731; Family Dryer


About IAAPA Attractions Expo 2008
The IAAPA Attractions Expo 2008 is the largest conference and trade show for the amusement park and attractions industry in the world. With its theme “Success in Every Direction,” the show will draw an estimated 25,000 participants, representing amusement and theme parks, family entertainment centers, waterparks, zoos, aquariums, museums, casinos, resorts, developers, themed entertainment designers, consultants, manufacturers, and suppliers, to the Orange County Convention Center from Monday, Nov. 17, through Friday, Nov. 21. The trade show floor will be open Tuesday, Nov. 18 through Friday, Nov. 21.

IAAPA Attractions Expo 2008 offers a solid week of business and fun. More than 1,000 exhibitors will display their products and services in 1 million square feet of exhibit space. The event also includes educational sessions, behind-the-scenes tours, marquee social events, and networking opportunities. This is the marketplace where amusement and attraction industry leaders, decision makers, and visionaries gather to network, view the latest innovations, and plan for the future.

IAAPA, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, is the premier trade association for the attractions industry worldwide. Founded almost 90 years ago, IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities and attractions and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the amusement industry.  IAAPA represents more than 4,300 attraction, supplier, and individual members from more than 90 countries.


Contact Information
Press Office: +1 703/299-5127
David Mandt: dmandt@IAAPA.org
Marion Hixon: mhixon@IAAPA.org
Tiffany Fessler: tiffany.fessler@edelman.com
Nicholas Wolaver: nicholas.wolaver@edelman.com