New Short Benchmark Survey for Amusement and Theme Parks
IAAPA’s Annual Benchmark Survey is open for responses. The benchmark survey is collecting data on expenses, guest demographics, average Per Caps, employment numbers and more.Your participation is extremely important and will give you access to the results.
Amusement and Theme Park staff use this link: http://bit.ly/IAAPASurvey to participate today.
Member Services Spotlight
New Member Benefit -- Amusements and Attractions Food Purchasing Organization
Members of IAAPA can enjoy bulk purchasing power by joining our NEW food co-op service, AAFPO, designed to save you money on fresh food, dry goods, and chemicals. Leverage your bottom line by joining today and watch the savings mount! For more information, please call +1 904/814-8035.
Explore some of the successes that attractions across Europe are experiencing with this fresh approach to food and beverage operations, and hear the view from the USA as food operators there share their experience and perspective.
2016 Amusement Parks and Attractions Committee
IAAPA is fortunate to have a group of volunteer parks and attractions owners, operators, and employees working on behalf of our members to create education programs and networking opportunities. See a list of committee members
Ask a Member
Have a question? Looking for someone to bounce off ideas? IAAPA’s Amusement Parks and Attractions Committee
members have a diverse background and are here to help. Our competencies include operations, attractions development, general management, marketing, strategy and more. If you would like to speak with us, please e-mail Paul Norton
. We would love to hear from you and, if we can’t help, we’ll do our best to get you speaking with someone who can. In your e-mail, please include your full contact information, details of the reason you are writing, and your time frame for a response.
Safety and Advocacy
IAAPA is your industry voice for safety, advocacy, and government relations. We advocate on behalf of our members on issues ranging from ride safety to employment practices to accessibility. From North America to Europe, Latin America, and Asia, we speak on behalf of our members with government officials to advocate for smart regulations that ensure safe experiences for all their guests. The safety of our guests and employees is the number one priority for the attractions industry. IAAPA is the industry voice for ride and attraction safety. Find out more and view our safety resources
24/7/365 personalized communications support guides you through any press or media issues by calling +1 703/299-5127.
With education covering everything from park safety to management tips for facilities as diverse as water parks, family entertainment centers, and theme parks, IAAPA is right beside you as you grow and develop your business as an instructor, teacher, information resource, and more. IAAPA provides hundreds of hours of education seminars at our Expos, as well as training materials and professional development courses. By attending IAAPA programs, you can receive IAAPA Certification—the mark of professional achievement in the attractions industry.
Link to a world of IAAPA global education scheduled through 2016 at IAAPA's Education Event Calendar. All offerings may be sorted by experience level, location, credit hour, and price. Find the right solution for you and your team members; all are eligible for credit hours towards IAAPA’s Certification Program.
IAAPA Certification -- Three Ways to Learn and Earn
Learning Online | Learning in the Classroom | Learning at the Expo | About IAAPA Certification
Expos and Events
IAAPA Euro Attractions Show 2016 | Barcelona | 20-22 Sept. 2016
IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016 | Orlando | Nov. 14-18, 2016
FEC Summit 2017 | Scottsdale | Jan. 29-31, 2017
Find top-notch industry information, insider research, and reports to help grow and operate your business.
- IAAPA Job Board – Members save on postings.
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- Attractions Industry Marketplace – Online access to leading industry suppliers.
- Amusement Park Benchmark Study – Free to members via PDF format. Login required.
- Water Park Benchmark Study – Free to members via PDF format. Login required.