What’s new and what’s next at theme parks

About this time each year, ride manufacturers and theme park operators gather in Orlando, Fla., for the International Assn. of Amusement Parks and Attractions trade show.

Ride makers use the show to announce attractions for the coming year and unveil ride concepts they hope will become the next big industry sensation.

Here’s a roundup of the biggest attraction announcements to come out of this past week’s show:

Related theme park stories and photo galleries:

Disneyland: Fantasy Faire | Mickey & the Magical Map


Universal Studios Hollywood: Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Six Flags Magic Mountain: Full Throttle

Knott’s Berry Farm: Timber Mountain | Coast Rider

SeaWorld San Diego: Aquatica

U.S. parks: Top 13 for 2013 | Disney World | Cedar Point | Top 10 water coasters

International parks: Top 13 for 2013 | Shanghai Disneyland | Disneyland Paris | Top 20 water parks

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