As the snow began to fly, a few members of the Waldameer and Water World Team packed their bags and headed South. Where did they find themselves you may ask? Representatives from Waldameer spent the past week in Orlando, Florida. You might be thinking to yourself, they must be there to play with Mickey Mouse or to journey through the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but this was all for business. Their mission at hand for Waldameer is the annual conquering of the IAAPA Attractions Expo.
|Back to School for Waldameer|
After a long Monday of education sessions, the real fun was about to begin. With over 500,000 square feet of booths and over 9 miles of walking to see each one of them, there is no time for doddling on the Trade Show Floor (except for the occasional pit stop for free Dippin Dots). Exhibits found on the floor include ride and water slide manufacturers, food and beverage suppliers, midway games suppliers, merchandise producers, and industry consulting groups. Many of tomorrow's latest and greatest attractions start through meeting companies at IAAPA. You will even find Waldameer's attractions represented at several booths.
|The latest and greatest starts with ProSlide who is working closely with Waldameer to create several new Water World attractions for the coming years.|
|Gravity Group unveiled the first of it's kind, "Switchback" wooden coaster. And what is that we see at the top?|
|Ravine Flyer II continues to be a showcased attraction by it's designer, Gravity Group.|
|Speaking of showcasing, A.R.M. features XScream at their booth.|
|The Waldameer Team takes a photo at Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters exhibit.|
PTC supplies parts for our Comet and Ravine Flyer II coaster trains.