In times of crisis it is best to have a plan! As a member benefit, IAAPA offers crisis communications support.

Crisis Communications Plan Template

This customizable template is free and exclusive to IAAPA facility members, in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish*. To order your copy, send an e-mail to Include your name, e-mail address, company name and IAAPA member number, and preferred language. A template created specifically for FEC members is also available. Please share which edition you would like.

Quick Guide: Crisis Communications

This one-page document contains key tips to keep in mind when working with the media in the midst of a crisis. It's available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish*. IAAPA e-mails this document each spring, or you can download a copy HERE.

24/7 Phone Line, +1 703/299-5127

An IAAPA communications specialist is available to members 24/7 to offer assistance or guidance. This number can also be provided to media in need of industry information.

Industry Information

Information related to amusement park tips, ride safety, operator training and age, g-forces, design and technology, ASTM standards, and more can be found HERE. Water Park information and tips is available HERE

IAAPA News Daily

An e-newsletter that contains summaries of and links to industry news from mainstream media outlets around the world. The stories included are instructive or informative for IAAPA members, highlight a new park or attraction opening, or indicate trends within the attractions or travel and tourism industry. Additional information as to the criteria and how to submit an article for consideration is available HERE.

IAAPA News Daily also contains two sections specific to Manufacturer and Supplier (M&S) companies: 
M&S News and M&S Notes. 

Media Relations

IAAPA's media relations team is here to support communications and media relations staff at IAAPA member companies and to help promote the attractions industry.

IAAPA's Communications team handles more than 100 press inquiries annually on a variety of topics including safety, industry statistics (revenue, attendance, employment), water park maintenance, consumer tips, new attractions and trends, historic facts, caring for animals, industry growth around the world, family entertainment centers, and more. *Language translation powered by Microsoft Translator. Some information may not translate accurately in all languages.