Thousands attend expo in Orlando looking for latest theme-park thrills

Disney's Hollywood Studios, Wikimedia Commons photo credit Dave Hill and Margie Kleerup, aka Flickr user "The Consortium" Centennial, Colorado

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Tens of thousands of people in the theme-park industry have made their way to central Florida to see the latest in roller coasters, virtual reality technology and innovative food and drink products.

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions’ Expo, a five-day trade show that has Disney World as its backdrop, is one of the largest such conventions in the world with people from more than 100 countries here either to attend or exhibit.

Sea World unveiled three rides Tuesday that will be available in 2017. In line with the company’s new “experiences that matter” theme, Sea World debuted its Wave Breaker ride for its San Antonio, Texas, park, the Submarine Quest for San Diego, California, and the Invader coming to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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