Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Premier Rides Wins Best New Product Award at IAAPA

Officials at the annual International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in Orlando, Florida have awarded Premier Rides, Inc. first place in the prestigious Best New Product category for Technology Applied to Amusements for their Revolver Coaster™.
The IAAPA Attractions Expo is the largest industry trade show, with more than 500,000 square feet of exhibit space, 1,100 exhibitors, and more than 24,000 attendees. The Best New Product award is given to only one exhibitor. Premier received the award in recognition for its groundbreaking Revolver Coaster™ which incorporates a unique rotary lift system that is radically different from the traditional chain lifts of typical roller coasters.
The signature Ferris wheel style system lifts individual cars in a circular fashion and deposits each car seven stories in the air at the starting point of a high speed coaster experience. Jim Seay, President of Premier Rides, said, “We are extremely proud of this product because it showcased the talents of the Premier team and brought a ground breaking technological perspective to roller coaster attractions. We are honored and grateful for the industry’s recognition”.
The attraction gained instant popularity during the 2008 operating season when it debuted at the new Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.