Emphasizing diversity in its speeches, video presentations and a dance show, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, known as IAAPA, kicked off its annual Expo at on November 20, 2019, by emphasizing that it exists to serve more than 1 billion people worldwide who work in the industry.
Two industry pioneers were honored for their work by being named to the IAAPA Hall of Fame. Both were greeted with standing ovations.
Frederick “Fred” Langford of WaterWorld Products, New Jersey, developed revolutionary waterslide technology over the years. He’s the first to build slides with fiberglass instead of concrete. His ideas led to waterslides being elevated, and longer due to self-supporting beams.
Alberto Zamperia of Italy’s Antonio Zamperla S.p.A. brought his family business to a new level once he took the helm in 1994, quadrupling output to 200 rides a year. Among Zamperia’s accomplishments are donating the first attractions for children with disabilities to Give Kids the World, upping international safety manufacturing standards to his China factory, and founding the European Suppliers Association, which is now IAAPA Expo Europe.
Amanda Thompson OBE (top of page) stepped in as chair of the IAAPA board of directors, replacing outgoing chair David Rosenberg of Monterey Bay Aquarium. Thompson is managing director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the United Kingdom. Her business has been in the family since her grandfather started it in 1896. Thompson also founded the entertainment company Stageworks Worldwide Productions and is producer and director of Blackpool’s Hot Ice Show, and others in past year.
Comments Off on IAAPA moves 2021 Asia Expo to Shanghai in August
Comments Off on Maintaining the Mission during COVID-19: InPark checks in with the Monterey Bay Aquarium and San Diego Zoo Global
Comments Off on IAAPA provides details on 2021 EMEA Trade Summit at Europa-Park
Comments Off on AIMS International announces Jake Kaminsky Memorial Scholarship and early bird registration to 2021 Virtual Safety Seminar
Jan 18, 2021 Comments Off on JRA designs new children’s museum in Wisconsin
Jan 18, 2021 Comments Off on Legacy Entertainment designing massive LBE for Beijing Enlight Media
Jan 15, 2021 Comments Off on LEGOLAND Florida Resort to kick off 10th Anniversary celebration with high wire walk by Nik Wallenda
Jan 15, 2021 Comments Off on Museum of Illusions added to ICON Park Play Pass
Dec 29, 2020 Comments Off on Cedar Fair seeks Corporate Director, CommunicationsThe position will lead strategy development and execution...
Dec 28, 2020 Comments Off on Pursuit seeks Financial Analyst, FP&AThis role will focus on all aspects of financial planning...
Dec 26, 2020 Comments Off on AOA seeks Show Set DesignerThere will be a great deal of freedom, which will be...
Dec 09, 2020 Comments Off on Visualization firm THE THIRD FLOOR has openings for a variety of positionsTHE THIRD FLOOR is currently seeking Postvis Generalists,...
Dec 09, 2020 Comments Off on CineVenture seeks 3D character animatorCineVenture develops high-end content for the global...