Expo keeps visitors amused
The latest technologies, facilities and services in the global amusement park and attractions industry are on display in the Pudong New Area at this year's IAAPA Expo Asia which opened on Wednesday.
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) expo at the Shanghai New International Expo Center until Saturday has a display area of more than 13,000 square meters and more than 8,500 exhibitors, professionals and industry insiders from over 60 countries and regions discussing latest developments in Asia's multi-billion-dollar attractions industry.
International manufacturers and suppliers are displaying the latest developments in virtual reality, water amusement, riding equipment, electronic video games and dynamic simulation equipment.
The expo also covers innovative designs, technology application, food and beverage.
More than 10 education sessions covering topics such as entertainment and performances, security and safety, merchandise and games will be held during the expo, and tours to the Shanghai Disney Resort and the Shanghai Natural History Museum are being organized.
Attendance at theme and amusement parks around the world hit 1 billion last year, with the Asia-Pacific region accounting for 43 percent of visitors, followed by North America with 37 percent, according to IAAPA.