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The Impact Award
The Impact Award recognizes the first place product determined to be the ultimate new product for 2007. The Comfyland Experience, from Comfy, won the 2007 Impact Award.
Best New Major Theme/Amusement Park Ride/Attraction
First Place: IntaRide – The ZacSpin Coaster. The coaster features freefall drops while ride vehicles constantly spin and change directions.
Honorable Mention: Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V. – Suspended Family Coaster. Children and their parents ride in their coaster vehicle as it hangs below the track.
First Place: Zamperla, Inc. – Kang-A-Bounce. Riders sit side by side in a kangaroo’s pouch as it hops in a circle.
Technology Applied to Amusements
First Place: Sans Gear NZ Aktion AttracktioNZ - Krush Kushionz. An innovative air bag device allowing unrestrained aerial fun. www.sansgearNZ.com.
Honorable Mention: YourDay – YourDay. Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology which records a guest’s day in the park and creates a personalized video of their experience.
The awards are selected from among new rides and products displayed on the show floor at the IAAPA's event.
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