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Amusement park mega-show comes to Orlando

Spokeswoman Colleen Mangone says going to the IAAPA trade show is like going to an amusement park. Photo by Amy Green

The premier trade show for the amusement park industry is expected to bring about 28,000 people to Orlando this week.

It’s taking place at the Orange County Convention Center.

The annual trade show is the place to go for what’s new in amusement park attractions.

Colleen Mangone is spokeswoman for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, which organizes the show.

“When you step on the trade show floor it’s the sights, the sounds and the smells that you would experience at an amusement park, family fun center, even zoos and aquariums. There’s something for everyone here. It’s like a mini-amusement park right here on the trade show floor.”

Here you can find everything from roller coaster rides to ideas for landscaping and ticketing.

The trade show concludes Friday.

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Amy Green covers the environment and climate change at WMFE News. She is an award-winning journalist and author whose extensive reporting on the Everglades is featured in the book MOVING WATER, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, and podcast DRAINED, available wherever you get your podcasts. Amy’s ... Read Full Bio »