IAAPA International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
IAAPA is the largest professional organization in the amusement industry. Membership information can be found here.
Amusement Today is the largest source of up to date news in the amusement industry. It is best known for sponsoring the golden ticket awards, which award outstanding parks and manufacturers for their efforts each year.
The Coaster Crew
The Coaster Crew is an organization passionate about roller coasters. Their weekly podcast, In The Loop, relays information regarding new rides and other news.
ASTM F24 Committee on Amusement Rides and Devices
ASTM defines the maximum tolerances of basic theme park engineering design. Every new ride must adhere to this code. More information, including FREE membership registration, can be foundhere.
American Coaster Enthusiasts
American Coaster Enthusiasts is an organization that caters to those who are specifically interested and passionate about roller coasters. They host many events which allow members to experience exclusive ride time on many rides. More information can be found here.
Theme Park Review
Regarded as one of the most up-to-date news sources, Theme Park Review provides various outlets for theme park fans to share the good and bad about what new attractions are being installed at local theme parks.
Themed Entertainment Association is an international non-profit association that represents creators of themed entertainment. More information about them can be found here.