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IAAPA 2018

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  1. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    So since today is the first day of IAAPA 2018, I thought I'd make this years edition of the topic, so we can keep all things IAAPA 2018 in this thread. Should be an awesome time as always! :)
     
  2. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    We have @Ian, @ECG and @Snoo on the ground this year covering it for us live! Most stuff will be posted to the various SM channels first, due to the ease of doing that on the go, but we should be able to start linking stuff back here for a good 'ol forum discussion on it.
     
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    Should be awesome!
     
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    I'll be there Wednesday!
     
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    Snoo Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    It shall be a great time! Tons of reveals and good stuff to throw out. The Social Media is definitely best but I'll be sure to post in here as much as possible. :)
     
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    I'm most excited to see Steel Curtain's trains being revealed.
     
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    roomraider Best Topic Starter

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    For Reference the schedule of Press Events can be found here - http://www.iaapa.org/expos/iaapa-at...UBqEsxQysZbnP3bHkGs7AXJwaLItH3aphRWIzDe25XqZs

    Tuesday, Nov. 13
    10:15 – 10:35 a.m. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, IAAPA Central 3831/
    10:40 – 10:50 a.m. Skyline Attractions, Booth 4869 /
    10:55 – 11:05 a.m. Premier Rides, Booth 5100
    11:15 – 11:45 a.m. WhiteWater West, Booths 2235, 2239, 2243, 4413
    11:55 – 12:20 p.m. Sally Corporation, Booth 2267
    12:30 – 1 p.m. Dynamic Attractions, Booth 1073
    1:10 – 1:35 p.m. Extreme Engineering, Booth 3466
    1:45 – 2:10 p.m. S&S / Kennywood, Booth 2217
    2:20 – 2:45 p.m. Daniels Wood Land / Madame Tussauds, Booth 469
    2:55 – 3:20 p.m. Polin Waterparks, Booth 846
    3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Zamperla, Booth 2224
    4:10 – 4:20 p.m. Zamperla / Give Kids The World, Booth 8530
    4:30 – 4:55 p.m. Luboo, Booth E7332
    Wednesday, Nov. 14
    10:15 –10:40 a.m. Brogent Technologies / Legoland, Booth 5715
    10:50 – 11:20 a.m. TrioTech, Booth 1578
    11:30 – 11:55 a.m. accesso, Booth 5141
    12:05 – 12:30 p.m. The Weber Group, Booth 1684
    12:40 – 1:05 p.m. Sansei Technologies, Booth 2215
    1:15 – 1:40 p.m. Simworx, Booth 3069
    1:50 – 2:15 p.m. The Gravity Group, Booth 4258
    2:25 – 2:50 p.m. Walltopia, IAAPA Central, Booth 3831
    3:00 – 3:25 p.m. Feld Entertainment, Booth 5703
    3:35 – 4:05 p.m. Saudi General Entertainment Authority, IAAPA Central 3831
    4:15 – 4:40 p.m. Falcon's Creative Group, Booth 2278
    Thursday, Nov. 15
    10:15 – 10:40 a.m. Great American Recreation, Booth 221
    10:50 – 11:15 a.m. Ride Entertainment, Booth 5720
    11:25 – 11:50 a.m. Ideas Extremas, Booth 3265
    12:00 – 12:25 p.m. Intamin, Booth 3424
    12:35 – 1:00 p.m. BMI Merchandise, Booth 1824
    1:10 – 1:35 p.m. ZipFlyer, Booth 5434
    1:45 – 2:10 p.m. Magic Jump, Booth 5154, 5162
    2:20 – 2:45 p.m. Arihant Water Park Equipment, Booth 2656
    2:55 – 3:20 p.m. Studio Interiors, Booth 988
    3:35 – 4:00 p.m. Major Mega, Booth E7101
    4:10 – 4:35 p.m. Kart1, Booth E7421

    Friday, Nov. 16
    10:15 – 10:40 a.m. Gilderfluke & Company, Booth 1667
    10:50 – 11:15 a.m. UNIS Technology, Booth 631,831
    11:25 – 11:50 a.m. Brunswick Bowling, Booth 1078
    12:00 – 12:25 p.m. Brand Vending Products, Booth E7506

    Some interesting ones in here. Premier, S&S, Sansei, Intamin, Gravity Group and Zamperla all have press events scheduled.
     
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    Premier Rides should be Tigris, Skyline should be Tidal Twister.
     
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    GCI have this insane model of a duelling coaster with a steel support structure for the lifthills and first drops, and are showing off a new train design - the Infinity Flyer.
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    Steel structure corkscrews

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  11. Hixee

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    Wow, both the model and train are amazing. Love the look of them.
     
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    That GCI tho :emoji_heart:
    The trains for that are a significant improvement too.
     
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    Those trains are giving off some serious Iron Rattler vibes! They're so open and cool looking!
     
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    Whoa that GCI train has articulated wheel bogies like Timberliners. It looks awesome! Will those trains be used for all future GCI coasters or just for that coaster? They look so comfortable.

    I've just realized... Maybe Gerstlauer had some involvement in the design of those trains. They are called Infinity Flyers and they look to have nearly the same restraints as Gerstlauer Infinity Lap Bars.
     
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    From @FzpNews on Twitter
     
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    That GCI model design won't be going anywhere I'm afraid. Its just a concept with no particular park in mind. Was lucky enough to get to watch it being built. Was quite a cool process.

    In other news Zamperla have a car at their stand for a new Thunderbolt which will be heading to Mundo Petepa in Guatemala. :)
     
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    Kentucky Flyer front car unvealed!
     
  18. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    I'll be completely honest... I don't like it. I don't hate it, but I don't like it.
     
  19. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    I think it's fab. I love how goofy it looks!
     
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    I must say I like the look of everything seen in this thread so far! The GCI train design and concept look like quite a departure from anything else they've currently done; the new restraints almost remind me a little of the clamshells you find on B&M hypers, but I don't know whether I'm the only one who sees that!

    I also like the Kentucky Flyer train; looks really nice and colourful!
     
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