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Theme parks: What’s new and what’s next?

The new wooden coaster by The Gravity Group coming to Walibi Rhone Alpes theme park in France.

The new wooden coaster by The Gravity Group coming to Walibi Rhone Alpes theme park in France.

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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.

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

PTC just announced their new articulated PTCI 360 #iaapa2015

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The amazing Windstar Z on display at #iaapa! @zamperlarides #zamperla

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S&S / Pirates Cove train reveal! #intheloop #sands #iaapa #iaapa2015 #iae2015

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New tower concept from @intaminrides #iaapa2015 ultra tower

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Mack Rides have just revealed an awesome model of Cobra's Curse at IAAPA! #CobrasCurse #MackRides #IAAPA

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RMC T-Rex coaster! #iaapa

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(1/3) 'PHOBIA: PHEAR COASTER's train is on display at the Premier Rides booth. (via Theme Park Review)

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