Virtual reality likely to be popular at theme park’s big expo

 Tuesday, October 10, 2017 


virtual-realityAn overwhelming 32,000 people are likely to make a footfall at the International Association of Amusement parks and Attractions’ expo that commences at Orange County Convention Center at 14th November, 2017.


Quite often the fresh inventions are kept under strict secrecy prior to being unveiled in the expo, according to David Mandt who is the spokesman of IAAPA.


But then IAAPA that has about 5,300 members in 100 countries is expecting certain companies to show off VR in different ways based on what has been recently occurring in the industry.


In 2016, Fun Spot, the attraction of International Drive had created a VR option for its Freedom Flyer roller coaster and others have also followed suit.


In June SeaWorld had come up with a brand new VR makeover for its rollercoaster Kraken. Besides, Legoland also mentioned that it was transiting into a kid-friendly VR roller coaster ready to open in 2018 at the Winter Haven park. He added that he expects more exhibitors to portray new technology, particularly for park tickets.


Mandt also stated that the ideas conceived at the show might not be observed at the parks for about five or 10 years.


The trade show is not open to the public.


Learning opportunities for industry members also take place as part of the show. For example SeaWorld Orlando would invite people to behind-the-scenes tour for its Christmas show. And, the creators for the new ‘Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Felton’ would also speak about they had created it. And Disney would be sharing about how it opened Pandora – The World of Avatar.


For many years IAAPA has put on the trade show at the Orange County Convention Center.


But this year it has relocated its international headquarters from Arlington to Orange County.


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