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Hey everyone! We are currently at IAAPA 2018 and we will be posting live update to our Twitter and other social media! Check back here as well for more updates!

 

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Good morning from IAAPA! The trade show for everything amusement park related from roller coasters to Dippin Dots! We will be live tweeting all day! Keep an eye on our socials for more coverage!

 

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Here’s a look at the Premier Rides booth at IAAPA HQ! Looks like they have something cool to unveil!

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The B&M booth is showing off some new hotness from Liseberg in Sweden! We’ll get to ride this coaster next summer!

 

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Of course one of our first stops at IAAPA has to be the RMC booth to see Alan Schilke, the amazing coaster designer behind most of your favorite rides!

 

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Chance Rides is showing off roller coasters and rhinos!

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Great Coasters showing off a beautiful booth Here at IAAPA with some trains and models to salivate over!

 

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More from IAAPA!

 

Martin & Vleminckx have roller coaster models and singing penguins at their booth!

 

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These obstacle courses from Ropes Courses are always a highlight of IAAPA HQ! They may not be roller coasters but they are just as thrilling!

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This “Zipflyer” is a new kind of single rider suspended roller coaster. Would you ride it?

 

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Intamin has this awesome new VR way to show off their amazing drop towers! Dalton J. Fischer and I just rode! Worth it just for the simulated all Intamin surrounding park you can look at.

 

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Would you ride this crazy thing from GyroStore? I what their rider to vomit ratio is?

 

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Vekoma are the ride manufacturrs behind some very popular Disney Parks attractions such at Tron Lightcycle Run at Shanghai Disneyland and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Walt Disney World!

 

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You can get bumper cars and dark ride vehicles in any shape, size, or theme you want here at IAAPA HQ! What would you theme your bumper car to?

 

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Good news everyone! I talked with the Dippin Dots big wigs and they confirmed EVERY crazy coaster rumor you ever heard/told! All for 2019! Also, the new Oreo mint flavor is insane!!!

 

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Soaring Eagle showing off their latest crazy contraptions! We rode their tower rides at Bigfoot Fan Club in Branson and they are AWESOME!!!

 

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At the HUSS booth you can buy everything from a “motion theater” attraction to a giant King Kong ride!

 

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It’s like Premier rides and Busch Gardens know how to really get us excited for a new ride...put it in cake form!!!! Yes, that’s a cake version of the new for 2019 Tigris coaster train!

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S&S will have some new hotness to unveil at 1:45pm today! Can’t wait to see what the train for Kenny Kangaroo’s new coaster looks like!

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Know all those awesome prizes you win at parks? They’re all here for the parks to buy! KT’s favorite are squishmallows. They’re super soft, super cute plushies!

 

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Not sure if anyone saw any other pictures of the GCI model and new train but it looks like GCI is starting inversions! The model has two rolls on the other side of it and the new gen trains look like what would go on it.

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Still more IAAPA!

 

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You want to go panning for gold or even shark teeth? You can at IAAPA HQ!

 

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Look who came to IAAPA! It’s Big Bird! He’ll be a big part of a new Sally Corp. Dark Ride coming to Port Aventura in 2019!

 

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Wiegand is showing off “VR Waterslide” technology! Water proof Virtual Reality headsets for slides and pools!

 

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Wow! The Gravity Group is showing off the awesome new trains for @KentuckyKingdom’s new for 2019 Kentucky Flyer!

 

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Even more updates from IAAPA 2018!

 

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Goo Systems which sells movie screens for theme park attractions was using our footage from Manhattan Express and it looked FANTASTIC!

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Looks good!

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Fun Fact! IAAPA turns 100 this year.

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Members can sign the wall to commemorate the event!

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Happy 100 year anniversary!

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In position at IAAPA for the big S&S reveal...can’t imagine what’s under that “curtain”?!? :)

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Can't wait to see the new trains!

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Here's the Taito from Japan train simulator game! I love it! Makes me miss Japan!

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You control the train!

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They also have a soccer game.

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It's time to see Kennywood's new Steel Curtain train!

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Steel Curtain will have 9 inversions and opens in 2019!

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Drumroll!

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And here it is! It's a great nod to the Pittsburgh Steelers!

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I like the trains for Steel Curtain! They're really committed to that Steelers theme, but more than that, the restraints look minimal and open for such a massive looper. I think they look more appealing than both the Dodonpa/Gale Force and four-across thrust air coaster restraints.

 

I'm not wild about inversion-heavy coasters anymore, but I want this to be a solid ride for the park. The trains give me confidence.

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