Published: November 18, 2009 at 10:31 AMIAAPA is flat out AMAZING! Any die hard theme park fan (are you listening James Rao? Anthony Murphy?) should make it a goal to see the show (Orlando in 2011).
A dear friend and I who would frequent the show often used to joke: "It's the annual event where people who work in the theme park industry come together and celebrate completing another year without having to get a real job."
Published: November 18, 2009 at 10:54 AMOK I will say I am completely jealous, I have tried to get into the Orlando one for a long time. I almost got in once with my old Boss, but at last minute plans fell through for me to get to go, but I'm willing to be anyones errand boy to get into it lol.
Published: November 18, 2009 at 11:08 AMMr. Graham, anyone can get in if they pay for a badge. The cost is BRUTAL (early bird a month before the show is $189 -- the day of the show? $289).
But if you attend all four days it is well worth it.
Published: November 18, 2009 at 11:12 AMTalk about poor timing. I'm going to Vegas, to make my donation to the cause, in three weeks. Hopefully there's an exciting convention going on that I can crash ;-)
Published: November 18, 2009 at 2:33 PMJealous. Love Vegas - everything from hiking in Red Rock Canyon to Cirque du Soleil to losing everything at the roulette table. Mindless entertainment, like a theme park.
Published: November 19, 2009 at 8:43 AMThank you TH, I was always under the impression it wasn't open to public even if it's costly to get in. Good to know, since I'm no longer in a company that would qualify as "amusement park" unless you call the id 10 T that call the outsource company I work for, it can be just as entertaining and frustrating as well :o) It's amazing how many people the world revovles around, who knew... lol