Global Exhibitors to Display New Products and Services on the Trade Show Floor at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018
ORLANDO, Fla., US (Nov. 12, 2018) – New games, immersive experiences, and innovative technologies are a few of the highlights making up this year’s compilation of “what’s new on the trade show floor” at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018.
The future of fun will be on display during the premier conference and trade show for the global attractions industry taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. More than 35,000 attendees will explore more than 10 miles of aisles and discover new products and services Nov. 12-16.
More than 1,100 exhibiting companies will showcase the latest trends, technologies, products, and services across a 560,000-net-square-foot trade show floor. New this year will be the custom-built, climate-controlled “Exploration Station,” adjacent to the outdoor area, that will host 130 additional exhibiting companies.
The following alphabetical list includes exhibitor-submitted “what’s new on the trade show floor” items. Where appropriate, the list also includes the timing for exhibitor-hosted press conferences set to take place throughout the week.
IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 New Products
(companies presented in alphabetical order)
Alberici Spa will showcase “Land,” the flexible moneychanger. The moneychanger can be programmed to pay out different types of tokens or different types of coins or combinations of tokens and change, even in banknotes. www.alberici.net
American Holtzkraft will introduce SAM (Safety, Aesthetics and Maintenance). The SAM Site Visit is specifically designed to assess and grade American Holtzkraft umbrellas, furniture, and accessories as well as other manufacturers’ products to ensure the products meet guidelines and standards that can impact guest and employee staff safety, show quality appearance, and preventative maintenance of the products. www.holtzkraft.com
Bay Tek Entertainment, formerly Bay Tek Games, will debut four new games: Trolls Game: Tower of Tickets, a licensed version of the classic four-player rotary redemption game; Connect 4 Hoops, a sporty, larger-than-life twist on the classic board game; Willy Crash, a 3-D arcade game featuring a TNT plunger; and Piano Keys, the encore version of the larger, two-player Grand Piano Keys game. www.baytekent.com
BirdBuffer LLC will launch The BirdBuffer, a product that gently, and quietly gets rid of pest birds in amusement parks. The BirdBuffer “Q.T.” uses one liter of fluid each month and features a timer. The product can be used in confined spaces and high traffic areas and has a pleasing grape scent. www.birdbuffer.com
CAVU Designwerks creates new attractions that transform around the audience, placing guests in control of their experience and allowing them to alter their path in the story. www.cavudw.com
Connect&GO’s Parkpass offers theme parks and family entertainment centers a new way to enhance the guest experience. Including RFID access control, cashless payments, and experiential activations, the Parkpass is a comprehensive solution that provides an overview of park operations and an understanding of consumer behavior. The Parkpass offers revenue-generating opportunities as well as increased security and facilitated communication with guests. www.connectngo.com
DreamCraft Attractions Ltd. peels back the layers of hardware, software, and storylines to create truly immersive VR and AR experiences. A patented headset solution to increase hygienic throughput, along with a motion base, allows guests to experience film-quality media, perfectly synchronized with just the right amount of motion. www.dreamcraftattractions.com
Exit Reality VR showcases the X Arc, a high-end multiplayer VR attraction with an iconic design for FECs, arcades, and shopping malls. The X Arc was created to attract customers, simplify operation, shorten wait times, keep customers safe, and deliver renewable content. www.exitrealityvr.com
Gatemaster features ParkTab, an exclusive point-of-sale and ticketing software feature that allows customers to run a facility-wide tab including cabana service, rentals, parties, events, gift shop, pro shop, bar, concessions, and more. www.gatemaster.com
Gilderfluke & Company Inc. debuts GilderTrigger, a wireless touch panel to run GilderGear across an entire network. The Kp-Series widescreen touch panels are programmed to configure themselves and remotely control any feature of the control system. www.gilderfluke.com
*Gilderfluke & Company Inc. will host a press conference at its booth on Friday, Nov. 16 at 10:15 a.m.
Green LED Lighting Solutions is a leader in linear lighting technology. With a variety of static colors and animated options, the possibilities are endless with LED Neon Flex. A versatile line of products offers accent lighting, border lighting, signage, entertainment lighting, and much more that can be added to any project. www.glls.com
ITEC Entertainment, a leader in worldwide entertainment solutions, demonstrates its Experiential Design Process which transforms property into comprehensive guest experiences including attractions, mixed-use complexes, lifestyle centers, and more. ITEC's end-to-end methodology spans planning, production, and the development and orchestration of technologies that bring entertainment experiences to life. www.itec.com
Kurt S. Adler Inc., an importer of Christmas decorations, has created holiday memories for millions of people since 1946. Products include Christmas ornaments, lights, nutcrackers, licensed products, and much more for a one-stop source for all holiday needs. www.kurtadler.com
Laserforce showcases Gen8 Infinity with an innovative vest and phaser design featuring beautiful lighting effects, a capacitive touch phaser screen, an industry-exclusive interactive chest screen, and a myriad of new player features. Gen8 Infinity delivers an advanced visual laser tag experience. www.laserforcetag.com
Luboo provides rental wearable tracking wristbands to keep track of wandering children, while providing venues insightful data metrics of their young visitors’ movements. The product on-boards visitors in seconds and lets them know where their children are on a sight specific map at a touch of a button. www.luboo.com
*Luboo will host a press conference at booth E7332 on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m.
Booth 5154, 5162, 8730, 8735
Magic Jump, Inc., a manufacturer of inflatable attractions with high-quality product made in the US, becomes new "Home of Licensed Inflatables" and introduces officially licensed inflatables based on some of the world's top entertainment properties. www.magicjump.com
*Magic Jump, Inc. will host a press conference at booths 5154, 5162 on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 1:45 p.m.
MagneTag lets guests wage foam warfare on their friends and loved ones. MagneTag sensor-armorkeeps score electronically using magnets. www.magnetag.com
Primera Technology’s IP60 is a professional-grade photo printer for photo booths, events, amusement parks, family entertainment centers and entertainment venues (ziplines and ATV rides, etc.). Features include fast printing, low cost per print, lightweight, versatile, easy to load, and built in the US. www.primera.com
With 30 years of history developing industry firsts and innovative products for the military, Raydon is ready to change the game in the amusement industry by bridging the gap between the familiar and the future with Total Recoil. www.raydon.com
Sansei Technologies introduces J-Deite Ride, the industry’s first transforming robot ride. Riders can experience the thrill of being in the cockpit of a car as it transforms into a Bipedal Robot. This innovative concept can be adapted to a variety of configurations to meet the customer’s specific needs. www.sansei-technologies.com
*Sansei Technologies will host a press conference at booth 2215 on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 12:40 p.m.
First time exhibitor ShowTex brings endless possibilities for theatre shows and thrill ride decoration with flame-retardant textiles, holographic projection screens, star cloths, printed backdrops, suspension systems, and much more. www.showtex.com
Sigma Services Inc. debuts several new special effects units including the Prometheus and Salvo Flame systems, Mini Low Smoke Generator, Mega Cryo Jet, Ahi Torch, and Moto-FX Motion Base. www.sigmaservices.com
Simtec Systems GmbH presents ScreenFLITE® — the new dimension of eye-catching evolution. People instinctively look at moving objects. ScreenFLITE® takes advantage of this effect and puts advertisements, information, and messages in motion, creating a one-of-a-kind eye-catcher. www.simtec.de
SpringboardVR brings The X Pod, a state-of-the-art portal into virtual reality (VR), built specifically for FECs and arcades. Powered by SpringboardVR’s arcade management system and fabricated by Exit Reality, The X Pod is the premium turnkey solution for VR, enabling facility managers to choose from hundreds of titles to find the best games for their attraction. www.springboardvr.com/
Triotech’s Team Battle is a unique high capacity dueling interactive attraction. It features two teams battling in an oversized multi-sensorial arena. The first adventure comes from Ubisoft and a fully functional prototype will be on the trade show floor. www.trio-tech.com
*Triotech will host a press conference at its booth on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 10:50 a.m.
vrCAVE has developed a unique free-roam multi-player VR software system for entertainment businesses. In a 15' x 18' space, two to six players collaborate to solve challenges and puzzles in expansive and intricately designed virtual environments. The system contains nine unique games/experiences. www.vrcave.ca
Walltopia will introduce the latest innovation in ropes courses — the Curved Ropetopia. It offers endless design options and allows more visitors to move through than standard ropes courses due to its single-direction progression. The modernistic design also solves architectural problems with its easy implementation in otherwise unusable spaces. www.walltopia.com
*Walltopia will host a press conference at IAAPA Central on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 2:25 p.m.
Booth 2235, 2239, 2243
WhiteWater West will unveil a transformation in the way people see everything with Vantage, a game-changing platform which revolutionizes the guest experience and operational efficiency. Also new, is No Boundaries 100, a compact interactive play structure with harnessed and unharnessed adventures for all ages. www.whitewaterwest.com
*WhiteWater West will host a press conference at its booth on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 11:15 a.m.
YourMapp provides visitors with a branded, interactive app. YourMapp will launch Globe, a brand-new plan. Attendees will see new features and learn how an attraction’s own app can boost the visitor experience. www.yourmapp.com
ZipFlyer debuts The ZipCoaster, a full loop suspended track system that combines the thrill of riding a traditional zipline and a roller coaster. www.zipflyer.com
*ZipFlyer will host a press conference at its booth on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 1:10 p.m.
About IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018
IAAPA Attractions Expo is the premier conference and trade show for the global attractions industry, including amusement and theme parks, where visitors spend $45.2 billion around the world. With its theme “Fun Forward. Build the Future,” this year’s show celebrates IAAPA’s 100th anniversary and provides forward-thinking attractions industry leaders, decision-makers, and visionaries with everything needed to build the future, whether through thousands of innovations, hundreds of expert-led educational opportunities, or engaging networking opportunities. IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 will draw more than 35,000 industry professionals, including more than 22,000 decisions- makers and buyers from more than 100 countries to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Monday, Nov. 12, through Friday, Nov. 16. The 560,000-net-square-foot trade show floor will be open Tuesday, Nov. 13, through Friday, Nov. 16. Additional information is available at www.IAAPA.org/IAAPAAttractionsExpo. #IAE18
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) began as an advocacy office in 1918. Since that time, IAAPA has become the largest international trade association for permanently located attractions. The organization is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the global attractions industry. As a non-profit entity, IAAPA represents more than 5,600 attraction, supplier, 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, manufacturers, and suppliers.
IAAPA helps members improve their efficiency, marketing, safety, and profitability while maintaining the highest possible professional standards in the industry worldwide.
The association's global headquarters is in Orlando, Florida, US. IAAPA also maintains offices in Brussels, Belgium; Hong Kong, China; Shanghai, China; Mexico City, Mexico; and Alexandria, Virginia, US. To learn more, visit www.IAAPA.org or connect through social media channels: @IAAPAHQ #IAAPA100.
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