Inspiring each other to move the attractions industry forward

IAAPA is the premier trade association representing the diverse and ever-changing attractions industry. For over a century we have connected companies of all sizes, and people of all levels, to provide meaningful experiences for their guests around the world.

IAAPA hosts global events and conferences that spread successful ideas and practices. We also provide valuable tools and resources that make all of our businesses smarter, safer, and more profitable while delivering guest experiences that surprise and delight.

Founded in 1918, IAAPA represents leading industry attractions and supplier companies, consultants and individual members from more than 100 countries. Members include professionals from amusement parks, theme parks, attractions, water parks, resorts, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, museums, cruise lines, manufacturers, and suppliers. 

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We inspire, grow, and protect the global attractions industry through member connections.

IAAPA is the premier organizer of global attractions industry events and the facilitator of marketplace connections. Through this, we enable the success and competence of our members to deliver safe and memorable experiences to guests.
A diverse and dynamic association for the attractions industry with global reach and impact.

IAAPA will be an indispensable global resource for our members, an international authority for our industry, and a world-class workplace for our employees. IAAPA will have a significant presence in every region of the world, and in every part of the growing and diversifying attractions industry. Through this, IAAPA will support the long-term sustainability of members, their partners, and communities.

IAAPA's Purpose, Mission, Vision, and Core Values

IAAPA’s Strategic Priorities 2024+ and 2024 Business Plan


When you're involved, you're connected

When you share your expertise and ideas with the IAAPA community everyone benefits. Especially you. IAAPA provides various opportunities to get involved, all of which strengthen your connections to industry peers. Explore IAAPA's history and discover ways you can be involved in shaping the future.

IAAPA Member Store Show the world you’re connected when you wear IAAPA logoed gear from the online member store.
Volunteer with IAAPA From speaking on IAAPA events to serving on committees and donating directly to IAAPA-supported causes, there are a number of ways to share your professional expertise with the industry.
Give Kids The World After a Wish family visits Give Kids The World Village, they receive a one-of-a-kind gift: the IAAPA World Passport for Kids. Join the program as a member partner.
IAAPA Foundation The IAAPA Foundation exists to inspire life-changing careers in the global attractions industry by cultivating tomorrow’s leaders. Help support their mission.
IAAPA History Discover 100 years of attractions industry innovation with an interactive timeline.