November 18, 2009
New Products, Services, and Industry Forces Honored
at IAAPA Attractions Expo
S&S Worldwide Receives Impact Award for Lasting Impact on Industry
Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) – Today, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announced the Best New Product Awards and the Impact Award during IAAPA Attractions 2009, which takes place this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Impact Award recognizes the company and its products for its lasting impact in the industry. The award honors one winner of the 10 categories in the Best New Product or Service Awards that had the most impact on the attractions industry in 2009. The 2009 Impact Awardwas given to S&S Worldwide Inc. (www.s-spower.com) in booth 3011 and based in Logan, Utah, United States, for its FREE FLY Rollercoaster.
Entries for the Best New Product Awards are judged on the following criteria: the benefit of the product or service to the prospective buyer; originality or uniqueness of the product or service; and the quality of the product or service’s design and construction. The 2009 Best New Product Award winners and honorable mention recipients are:
Major Theme/Amusement Park Ride/Attraction
First Place: S&S Worldwide Inc.; FREE FLY Rollercoaster; booth 3011; Logan, Utah, United States; www.s-spower.com
Honorable Mention: Alterface S.A.; Interactive Game Battle; booth 5459; Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium; www.alterface.com
First Place: Extreme Engineering; Extreme Air Single Jumper; Newcastle, California; United States; www.extremeengineering.com
Honorable Mention: Zamperla, Inc.; Barnyard; booth 2433; Boonton, New Jersey, United States, www.zamperalusa.com
First Place: ProSlide Technology Inc.; ProSlide Tantrum TWIST; booth 1607; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; www.proslide.com
Honorable Mention: WhiteWater West Industries, Ltd.; AquaLoop; booth 2501; Richmond, British Columbia, Canada; www.whitewaterwest.com
Family Entertainment Center Ride/Attraction
First Place: Creative Works Inc.; Lazer Frenzy; booth 7100; Indianapolis, Indiana, United States; www.lazerfrenzy.com
Honorable Mention: Aquaventronics; Bump n’ Blast; booth 5742; Grande Pointe, Manitoba, Canada; www.aquaventronics.com
Coin-Operated Kiddie Ride
First Place: Falgas Industries; Surfer’s Van; booth 4459; Castello d’Empuries, Spain;www.falgas.com
Honorable Mention: Cogan SRL; ART 6PO Gran Dakar; booth 4019; Soliera, Italy; www.cogan.it
Technology Applied to Amusement
First Place: Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc.; eGalaxy Reseller Web Store; booth 2534; Boyertown, Pennsylvania, United States; www.gatewayticketing.com
Honorable Mention: Alcorn McBride, Inc.; Digital Binloop HD; booth 5656; Orlando, Florida, United States; www.alcorn.com
Coin-Operated Arcade and Redemption Equipment
First Place: Glow Machine, Ltd.; WEB Glow Machine; booth 8618; Scottsdale, Arizona, United States; www.glowmachine.com
Honorable Mention: Skee Ball, Inc.; Super 21; booth 6437; Chalfont, Pennyslvania, United States; www.skeeball.com
Revenue and Admission Control/Wristbands/RFID
First Place: Centaman Systems; Cashless Payment POS System; booth 2576; Chicago, Illinois, United States; www.centaman.com
Honorable Mention: 4ID Solutions; Wristband Singles; booth 1059; Houston, Texas, United States; www.4IDSolutions.com
Show Production and Entertainment/Displays and Sets
First Place: AnimaLive; ANIMALIVE Custom Design; booth 5060; Brighton, United Kingdom;www.animalive.com
Honorable Mention: Pantel Corp.; Pantel Outdoor Waterproof TV; booth 4648; Garden Grove, California, United States; www.panteltv.com
Services/Equipment and Supplies
First Place: Merlexi Craft Wheelchair; Merlexi Craft Wheelchair; booth 5746; Louisville, Kentucky, United States; www.merlexi.com
More information on the application, judging, and selection processes of the Best New Product and Impact Awards can be found at www.iaapa.org/expos/attractions/awards.asp.
About IAAPA Attractions Expo 2009
IAAPA Attractions Expo 2009 is the largest conference and trade show for the amusement park and attractions industry in the world. With its theme “Bright Lights, Big Show: The Main Attraction,” the show takes place for the first time in Las Vegas, and draws industry professionals from more than 85 countries to the Las Vegas Convention Center from Monday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Nov. 20. The trade show floor is open Tuesday, Nov. 17, through Friday, Nov. 20. IAAPA Attractions Expo 2009 offers a solid week of business and fun. 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. For more information, visitwww.IAAPA.org/expos/attractions.
IAAPA is the premier trade association for the attractions industry worldwide. Founded more than 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 attractions industry. IAAPA represents more than 4,000 member facilities from 90 countries throughout the world.
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