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22 October 2009

WWA 2009

The World Waterpark Association has returned to Orlando and the Walt Disney World Resort for its 2009 Trade Show and Conference. I've often felt this is one of the best run trade shows in the industry, with a format that encourages attendees to spend time on the show floor, well-planned networking events, and just enough time for everything (read: no burnout after the 25th day on the show floor).

So far, after day one, though, it seems like things are a little slower. Typically, the lunch hour (provided on the show floor) brings EVERYONE to the show and keeps exhibitors busy. But the aisles seem more empty than full.

That doesn't mean there aren't some great exhibitors and ideas out there. WhiteWater West is exhibiting its new play feature that combines water play with an electronic keyboard! Photos are coming, so stand by for more information from the WWA show floor tomorrow! -Martin