IAAPA Expo returns to Central Florida after hiatus due to COVID-19 pandemic

ORLANDO, Fla. — If you’re looking to buy a roller coaster, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo is the place to be.


More than 850 attraction companies from around the world will fill booths at the IAAPA Expo this week to make money on fun.

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And for the first time since before the pandemic, it’s back in person in the theme park capital of the world.

“To not have this show for two years was hard for all of us. It’s not just a show that’s about seeing new things and buying new things,” said Susie Storey, IAAPA Global Communications director. “It’s also about coming back together, in a really unique industry that’s a really neat community.”

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There will be announcements made about major new attractions throughout the week, some of which could end up in Central Florida.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.