Thursday, July 29, 2021

Meet French Amusement Park specialists at French Pavilion at IAAPA

Ubifrance will host a French Pavilion at IAAPA 2010 in Orlando, Nov 15-19. Some 10 French flagship companies will gather together at the French Pavilion, booth 3506, to present their expertise in special effects equipment, water parks, wind tunnels, and other technologies for theme parks and amusement parks.

French IAAPA participants:

AIR2TUNNEL EUROPE designs standalone wind tunnels for recreational and professional use, but can also design indoor skydiving facilities in existing buildings. The flight chambers are entirely made of curved glass allowing a 360-degree visibility and the feeling of indoor skydiving for all customers visiting the facility.

Amazone Adventure creates eco-adventure parks also known as canopy tours. The company designs and installs outdoor entertaining courses in natural and primitive settings. Participants can swing from one tree to another using various fully secured challenges made of ropes, cables, and wood.

CREATIME specializes in two key areas: The creation of attractions combining natural effects, and cinema. Creatime created the STORM THEATER© for the French theme and leisure park TERRA BOTANICA, which opened in 2010.

KLIMA is specialized in the manufacture and international sale of collectible porcelain miniatures. For 30 years, it has been the world leader with a collection of more than 8,000 models. All porcelain products are designed in France and made in Klima’s own manufacturing plant in Thailand.

Mobi-Mat RecPath is a portable and removable rollout access pathway that can be used for pedestrians, disabled persons and wheelchair users. Mobi-Mat RecPath can also be used for strollers, bicycles, ATVs, motorcycles and maintenance and emergency vehicles.

PHOTOFINISH is the European leader in “on-board video” solutions dedicated to leisure parks and motor/extreme sports industries. A partner of prestigious racing schools and sporting events and competitions, the company specializes in on-board cameras.

The Rolba-Loisirs company has over 15 years’ experience in the design, creation and installation of its “Techno-Loisirs” brand of water parks and theme parks throughout Europe and to some extent North Africa and Asia. Its clients are located worldwide and include major hotel resort chains, water parks and theme parks. Recently, the company installed what is said to be the largest wave swimming pool in Europe, located in Spain.

Universal Effects is a leader in special effects machines. Its products are used on the biggest national and international events: concerts, tours, theatres, operas, festivals as well as big sporting events such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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