IAAPA Announces Voter’s Choice for Most Popular Asian Attractions
(July 15, 2010) – This evening at the Asian Attractions Awards ceremony held during Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) 2010 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announced the region’s top attractions.
Asian attractions were promoted throughout May and June on Star TV Network, a subsidiary of Fox International, which has 80 million cable subscribers in Asia. The awards were broken into six categories, and a total of 94,099 votes cast by the public through the AAA website and social media outlets, determined the winners.
|CATEGORY ||WINNING ATTRACTION |
|Grand Winner: ||Taj Mahal, India |
|Large Attraction: ||Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore |
|Medium Attraction: ||Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia |
|Small Attraction: ||Sentosa 4D Magix, Singapore |
|Waterpark: ||Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia |
|Wildlife Park: ||Night Safari, Singapore |
|Theme Park: ||Universal Studios Japan, Japan |
About Asian Attractions Expo 2010
Asian Attractions Expo is the premier event for the multibillion-dollar leisure and attractions industry in Asia. Organizers anticipate more than 3,000 professionals from amusement and theme parks, waterparks, zoos, aquariums, museums, family entertainment centers, casinos, and resorts will participate in the annual event to develop and purchase new attractions and products for their facilities, see what’s new in the industry, learn best practices, and network with colleagues.
More than 200 exhibitors from 25 countries came to Kuala Lumpur to showcase innovative products in nearly 100 categories, including amusement and theme park rides; architectural and design services; coin-operated games, skill games, and redemption prizes; theatrical productions; and maintenance services and equipment. AAE is cohosted by the Malaysian Association of Amusement Themepark & Family Attractions (MAATFA) and colocated with the Australian Amusement Leisure and Recreation Association (AALARA) event. More information can be found at www.IAAPA.org/AsianAttractionsExpo.
The International Association of Amusement Parks and 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 facility, supplier, and individual members from more than 90 countries. IAAPA maintains regional offices in Europe and Latin America and will open a new regional office in Asia by the end of the year. The association’s global headquarters is located in the United States. More information is available at www.IAAPA.org.
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Colleen Mangone: cmangone@IAAPA.org
David Mandt: dmandt@IAAPA.org