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Tali Krakowsky of Apologue and Robb Wagner of Stimulated. Following the success of last year’s Social Media Symposium, Friday morning will be given over to a spin-off event called Mobile Marketing, Communications and Technology in the Attractions Industry: A Symposium of Ideas, running from 9am-1pm. And of course, don’t forget the various award ceremonies taking place during the Expo including the IAAPA Brass Ring Awards, Service Awards, Exhibitor Awards and Top FECs of the World.

Get Networking

A wide range of social events and networking opportunities will take place over the week. Those arriving in Orlando early may wish to sign up for the 9th IAAPA International Charity Golf Tournament on Sunday, November 13 at the Hawk's Landing Golf Club at Orlando World Center Marriott. Sunday also sees a repeat of the IAAPA/Give Kids The World Motorcycle Run, following last year’s inaugural event. At the end of the four-hour ride, participants will arrive at the Hawk’s Landing Golf Club to join the golf tournament participants for lunch. Now a Sunday evening fixture, the IAAPA Chairman’s Reception will be held by invite only at the Peabody Hotel. The Peabody will also host Tuesday night’s Opening Reception as you unwind after a hard day on the show floor over a drink and appetizers. This 90-minute event will be followed by Young Professionals Reception, venue to be announced. Following last year’s switch from a breakfast to evening event, the European Reception returns on

Wednesday at the Peabody. A $10 modest entry fee has been introduced for 2011. Over at the Convention Center, there will be separate receptions for IAAPA members representing FECs and Latin America. Members from Canada and Asia Pacific, meanwhile, will be able to meet on Thursday morning at their own dedicated breakfast events at the Convention Center. Last year it was Harry Potter, this time it’s Darth Vader and co as IAAPA Celebrates at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Thursday night, when guests will be able to experience the revamped Star Tours attraction. There will also be several exhibitor parties and receptions during the week.

Go Behind-The-Scenes A new addition to IAAPA’s programme of tours to local attractions is Monday morning’s (November 14) Disney at Dawn: Backstage Tour to Walt Disney World. An escorted tour of Disney’s Hollywood Studios – starting at 5.30am – will include access to several backstage areas, followed by breakfast and the opportunity to question several senior Disney leaders. Sounds great doesn’t it? Unfortunately it’s already sold out! At the time of writing there were still places left on Monday evening’s (4-8pm) Behind-the-Scenes Tour and Social at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s waterpark off International Drive. On Tuesday morning, there will be a behind-the- scenes tour of Cheetah Hunt and Cheetah Run at Busch Gardens Tampa, the park’s showpiece new attraction fusing a launch coaster with up-close animal encounters. The same evening, SeaWorld will play host to the One Ocean Show, Entertainment Tour and Dinner.

On Thursday morning, meanwhile, there’s another

sold-out event, so rather than joining the Facility Tour to Legoland Florida, visit in your own time if you want a glimpse of this new look park.

Pick Up Park World Get the November 2011 issue of Park World free and hot off the press, tell us what we’re doing right and wrong, give us your story ideas, book your advertising schedule for 2012, or simply come and give Paul Ruben a hug (he needs it). We look forward to meeting you on booth #4720 (alongside the Fabbri booth).

IAAPA Attractions Expo takes place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, from Monday to Friday, November 14 to 18, with the trade show open from November 15 onwards. For the full schedule of the week’s events, registration details, fees and travel advice, visit where you can also view a digital event guide



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