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The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) is an international non-profit association representing the world's leading creators, developers, designers and producers of compelling places and experiences.

Our members bring the experience of engaging storytelling and entertainment to a vast number of casinos, restaurants, retail stores, museums, zoos, theme parks and an ever-growing list of destinations that aim to bring a higher level of visitor experiences world wide.

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Media outlets build stories from 2017 TEA/AECOM Theme Index & Museum Index
22 May 2018

Media outlets build stories from 2017 TEA/AECOM Theme Index & Museum Index

The annual TEA/AECOM Theme Index and Museum Index is a resource for the press and its release sparks multiple, original stories and analyses - concerning the study itself, regional and ...

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Designer Morgane Keesling found opportunities through TEA NextGen
21 May 2018

Designer Morgane Keesling found opportunities through TEA NextGen

This first-person account by Morgane Keesling is part of the TEA NextGen "Where are they now?" series. Themed entertainment seems uniquely populated by people who love this industry and stick ...

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2017 TEA/AECOM Theme Index and Museum Index reports on world's top-attended theme parks, water parks and museums
16 May 2018

2017 TEA/AECOM Theme Index and Museum Index reports on world's top-attended theme parks, water parks and museums

The major theme park operators had an outstanding year in 2017 with significant overall growth led largely by properties in China, according to the 2017 TEA/AECOM Theme Index. The Themed ...

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Tickets on sale for TEA SATE Orlando - SeaWorld, Oct 4-5, 2018
09 May 2018

Tickets on sale for TEA SATE Orlando - SeaWorld, Oct 4-5, 2018

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) introduced the SATE conference in 2007 to foster dialog about the methodology of Experience Design. TEA SATE Orlando will be hosted at SeaWorld, Oct 4-5, 2018. Conference ...

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TEA SATE Europe 2018 conference draws 120 delegates to Europa-Park
09 May 2018

TEA SATE Europe 2018 conference draws 120 delegates to Europa-Park

Many thanks to Euro Amusement Professional (EAP Magazine) for this excellent, succinct report on TEA SATE Europe 2018. Reprinted here with permission. TEA leaders at SATE Europe 2018 - left ...

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Wanda hosts TEA leaders for opening of new movie production complex in Qingdao, China
07 May 2018

Wanda hosts TEA leaders for opening of new movie production complex in Qingdao, China

Qingdao, China, April 2018 -- VIP guests at the opening ceremony of Wanda Movie Metropolis included Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) Immediate Past International President Steve Birket of Birket Engineering, ...

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Michael Mercadante of Main Street Design will be next TEA International President in November 2018
27 April 2018

Michael Mercadante of Main Street Design will be next TEA International President in November 2018

Michael Mercadante In November 2018, Michael Mercadante, President and Senior Exhibit Designer, Main Street Design, will become International Board President of the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ), after sitting ...

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New TEA Academic Network and symposium: Call for papers, due 31 May 2018
26 April 2018

New TEA Academic Network and symposium: Call for papers, due 31 May 2018

Peter Weishar at  the 2014 TEA SATE conference on Experience Design, which took place at the John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art  in Sarasota, Florida The Themed Entertainment Association ...

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TEA Advantage: Gary Wichansky, Hotopp Associates
25 April 2018

TEA Advantage: Gary Wichansky, Hotopp Associates

I wish that all industry groups and associations were as welcoming, accepting and valuable as the TEA. -- Gary Wichansky, President/Partner, Hotopp Associates Gary Wichansky, Hotopp Gary Wichansky is at the helm ...

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Record attendance for 2018 TEA Summit, Thea Case Studies Day and Thea Awards Gala
20 April 2018

Record attendance for 2018 TEA Summit, Thea Case Studies Day and Thea Awards Gala

Showcasing a global spectrum of top-awarded projects, companies, people and technology leading visitor attractions and providing a forum for peer discussion, the annual Summit of the Themed Entertainment Association attracted ...

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Asian Attractions EXPO invite
22 May 2018

Asian Attractions EXPO invite

We would like meet you at the Asian Attractions EXPO in Hong Kong, you can find us at booth 2625. We gladly plan in a meeting, in order for you to ...

Technomedia and ACE form strategic partnership to serve the attractions industry in China with AV and media development
22 May 2018

Technomedia and ACE form strategic partnership to serve the attractions industry in China with AV and media development

ACE  (Advanced Communication Equipment [Int’l] Co. Ltd.) and   Technomedia Solutions LLC  have formed a new strategic alliance to provide audiovisual and media production services to theme parks, museums, live shows, ...

JRA to Plan, Design, and Realize Lionsgate Movie World
16 April 2018

JRA to Plan, Design, and Realize Lionsgate Movie World

Located within Jeju Shinhwa World in South Korea, Lionsgate Movie World will feature six immersive zones based on the studio's biggest franchises, making guests feel as if they've stepped into ...

16 April 2018

Garner Holt Productions is Moving to a New Headquarters Amidst Major Expansion

(SAN BERNARDINO, CA) Garner Holt Productions, Inc. (GHP) is moving to a new, state-of-the-art headquarters building in Redlands, California.  Garner Holt, GHP’s founder and president, announced the company’s plans to ...

Rethink Leisure & Entertainment Named as Principal Designers & Master Planners for Major Nickelodeon Theme Park
04 April 2018

Rethink Leisure & Entertainment Named as Principal Designers & Master Planners for Major Nickelodeon Theme Park

FOSHAN, CHINA -- Rethink will provide a full suite of design services to the multi-million dollar project, including master planning, park design, attraction development, and IP selection in coordination with ...

Scruffy Dog UK congratulates Legoland Deutschland on opening Lego Race VR Coaster
26 March 2018

Scruffy Dog UK congratulates Legoland Deutschland on opening Lego Race VR Coaster

Following the amazing succes in Legoland Malaysia, Legoland Deutschland is also going to present the new “The Great Lego Race VR Coaster” when opening the new season this coming March ...

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17 May - 30 June 2018
TEA/AECOM 2017 Theme Index & Museum Index Released
Themed Entertainment Association
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24 May 2018
TEA Rocks NYC with Bowie!
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, United States
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31 May 2018
TEA Presents: Open House @ TransFX
TransFX, Oxnard, United States
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03 June 2018
TEA Presidents Forum - Walt Disney Imagineering Asia
Cinderella Grand Ballroom, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
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06-08 June 2018
TEA @ AAE Hong Kong 2018
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibit Centre, Hong Kong, China
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14 June 2018
TEA Eastern Division Mixer at Dead Lizard Brewery
Dead Lizard Brewery, Orlando, United States
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22 June 2018
TEA Networking Mixer @ Creative Economy Symposium
Proctors, Schenectady, United States
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04-05 October 2018
TEA SATE Orlando - SeaWorld - 2018
SeaWorld Orlando, Orlando, United States
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