Geeking Out in Orlando at IAAPA 2012

Back in November, I went down to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) show in Orlando.  I try and go to this show every few years, and if you've never been, it's definitely worth a visit. At the show, you can buy anything you need for an amusement or theme park, everything from pizza machines to garbage cans, and from high tech attractions to bouncy castles.

Robot fish!

Crazy new rides that really don't look like that much fun:

Monkees!

This Vortex Tunnel walk through was simple but amazingly effective.  I literally could not keep my balance unless I looked directly to at the moving wall.

Here's Entertainment Designer's 10 best booths of IAAPA 2012.

Thursday night, Jim Janninck and I had our first ever controlgeek.net geekout at IAAPA (we had one last year at Infocomm).  We had a good turn out:

If a bomb went off at the George and Dragon, the show control industry would have been decimated.

And I even gave away a copy of my book!

Afterwards, 14 of us went and played miniature golf next door:

Jim and I plan to do another geekout during Infocomm this year, hope to see you there!