[boxparagraph]Geek Speak is a special feature that will present the opinions of theme park fans on a specific topic or news story. Every issue we’ll highlight the buzz and reactions (both positive & negative) to give an overview of how news is being received. Every effort will be taken to attempt to present a variety of opinions from a variety of sources.[/boxparagraph] [intro-paragraph]This edition of Geek Speak includes coverage and commentary on the 2011 IAAPA Attractions Expo.[/intro-paragraph] “This year’s event ran Nov. 14-18 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, and it saw a 5-percent increase to 15,300 attendees, compared with 14,600 attendees at the 2010 event” -tsnn.com, Rachel Wimberly Robb Alvey from ThemeParkReview.com “And the games just get bigger, with this larger than life version of Connect 4.” -InsideTheMagic.net “This ride vehicle was free-roaming, moving around the wood floor guided only by lasers on each side – no track.” -InsideTheMagic.net “Mack unveiled the train from their latest product at IAAPA: Manta. Manta recently has it’s first piece of track installed at Seaworld San Diego a few weeks ago. Shortly after the convention is over, the train will be shipped out to California and will eventually launch riders.” -BehindTheThrills.com, Racheal “Looking down an avenue of the stuffed animal suppliers section. It’s a wonder that these suppliers didn’t loose their wares to the hundreds of kids prowling the expo floor” -entertainmentdesigner.com, Sasha Rosen OrlandoExaminer “Coca-Cola brought the Freestyle back to IAAPA, plus other Coke products, including Fuze, Vitamin Water, and a few others. One notable point is the Freestyle Machine. The machine now comes in a sleek black, possibly to represent Coke Zero, and it also comes with a total of 125 different products. During last year’s Expo, Coke only offered 106 different products.” -BehindTheThrills.com, Racheal Visit the official site to learn more about IAAPA 2011. Also, read Rick West’s article: A First-Timer’s Adventures at IAAPA 2011 Image courtesy of Rick West (ThemeParkAdventure.com) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.