Company recognized with Impact and Best New Product Awards
On Wednesday, November 18, 2009, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) honored S&S Worldwide, Inc. with two major international awards. S&S received the industry’s “Impact Award” for its lasting impact in the industry, as well as the “Best New Product Award” for its revolutionary Free Fly roller coaster concept.
The Impact Award is the Association’s premier honor, which is awarded to the supplier that had the most positive impact on the attractions industry in 2009. Best New Product Awards are based on benefits to the buyer, originality and uniqueness of the product, and quality of design and construction.
Kevin Rohwer, VP of Sales and Marketing, said of the awards, “It is truly an honor. We always knew we had something special with Free Fly. We are excited that this new coaster is receiving the recognition it deserves. It will be innovations like these that define the future of S&S Worldwide.”
Free Fly was installed earlier this year at Skara Sommarland in Sweden. It is the world’s first air-suspension coaster and features 360° longitudinally spinning cars suspended from the outside of the vehicle to delight riders with an exhilarating feeling of flight. The unique suspension system operates independently from the coaster’s orientation and allows passengers to remain upright at all times.
Speaking of the future, Kevin Rohwer continued, “We have many exciting rides in the pipeline – coasters, towers, children’s rides, and unique innovations unlike anything our industry has ever seen. Our goal is to be at the top of the list year after year and to continuously earn the respect of our peers, our partners, and ride enthusiasts around the world.”
About S&S Worldwide
Founded in 1994, S&S Worldwide is the international leader in amusement creation, innovation, design, and engineering. S&S has installed more than 150 roller coasters and major amusement rides in 29 countries. Many of the rides installed by S&S are among the most celebrated and sought-after on the planet. Learn more about S&S Worldwide at engineeringexcitement.com.
IAAPA is the foremost trade association for the attractions industry worldwide. Founded more than 90 years ago, IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities and attractions and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the attractions industry. IAAPA represents more than 4, 000 member facilities from 90 countries throughout the world. Learn more about IAAPA at www.iaapa.org.