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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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Universal's Mark Woodbury, 2019 Thea lifetime honoree, to keynote TEA Summit April 11
14 February 2019

Universal's Mark Woodbury, 2019 Thea lifetime honoree, to keynote TEA Summit April 11

Mark Woodbury, Vice Chairman of Universal Parks & Resorts and President of Universal Creative , is receiving a high industry honor in 2019: the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) Buzz ...

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Dollywood to receive TEA Thea Classic Award and be spotlighted in key session at TEA Summit, April 2019
14 February 2019

Dollywood to receive TEA Thea Classic Award and be spotlighted in key session at TEA Summit, April 2019

Dollywood park is receiving a top industry honor in 2019: the Thea Classic Award, from the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ). Dollywood will be celebrated at TEA's big industry weekend in Anaheim April ...

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Education, creativity and inspiration: Thea Case Studies Day through the eyes of co-chairs Roberta Perry and Pat MacKay
08 February 2019

Education, creativity and inspiration: Thea Case Studies Day through the eyes of co-chairs Roberta Perry and Pat MacKay

Co-chairs Roberta Perry and Pat MacKay talk about the 2019 Themed Entertainent Association ( TEA ) Thea Case Studies Day, aka TEA Summit Day Two, an illuminating showcase of the ...

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Leave your preconceptions at the door -- Q&A with TEA Summit 2019 Day One co-chairs Christine Kerr & Melissa Ruminot
07 February 2019

Leave your preconceptions at the door -- Q&A with TEA Summit 2019 Day One co-chairs Christine Kerr & Melissa Ruminot

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) annual Summit conference is a two-day event, followed by the TEA Thea Awards Gala presented by Chimelong. The weekend of events takes place ...

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Welcome New Members!
05 February 2019

Welcome New Members!

TEA extends a warm welcome to our new members for January 2019. Find them in the TEA Member Directory to discover more about them and extend a welcome of your own. ...

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Orlando: TEA Eastern Division gathers for Jan 2019 mixer at Crooked Can
01 February 2019

Orlando: TEA Eastern Division gathers for Jan 2019 mixer at Crooked Can

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) Eastern North America Division hosted an industry mixer to kick off 2019, on Wed. Jan 30. Held at Crooked Can Brewing in Winter ...

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Attend, network, learn, present, sponsor -- TEA SATE Europe at Parc Asterix (France) 8 -10 May
30 January 2019

Attend, network, learn, present, sponsor -- TEA SATE Europe at Parc Asterix (France) 8 -10 May

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) added the SATE conference to its slate of industry events in 2007, to foster dialog in the business community about the methodology of ...

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TEA leadership convenes in Santa Fe for 2019 strategic planning
30 January 2019

TEA leadership convenes in Santa Fe for 2019 strategic planning

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) International Board of Directors, staff and TEA Past Presidents met in Santa Fe, New Mexico (US) in January for its annual Strategic Planning Meeting ...

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See a Chinese/English preview of the TEA Thea Awards and get your Summit & Gala tickets now
30 January 2019

See a Chinese/English preview of the TEA Thea Awards and get your Summit & Gala tickets now

We are very pleased that Asia Attractions magazine published a bilingual preview of the 2019 TEA Thea Awards. The slate of awardees includes many Asian recipients. Story on page 44 at ...

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Burbank mixer in Jan 2019 draws 200+ industry members
28 January 2019

Burbank mixer in Jan 2019 draws 200+ industry members

The first networking mixer of 2019 held by the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) Western North America Division was open to members and non-members alike, and drew some 230 people ...

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MELISSA RUMINOT PROMOTED TO VP OF MARKETING AND CLIENT DEVELOPMENT AT THE COMPANIES OF NASSAL
15 February 2019

MELISSA RUMINOT PROMOTED TO VP OF MARKETING AND CLIENT DEVELOPMENT AT THE COMPANIES OF NASSAL

February 13, 2019 – Orlando, FL -- The Companies of Nassal are happy to announce Melissa Ruminot’s promotion to Vice President of Marketing and Client Development (from her previous position ...

Holocaust & Humanity Center Uses Local Stories to Teach Universal Lessons
12 February 2019

Holocaust & Humanity Center Uses Local Stories to Teach Universal Lessons

The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center (HHC) is now open to the public. The 7,500-square-foot cultural institution is the only Holocaust museum in the United States with ...

Scruffy Dog Invests over £1Million on Production Upgrade
12 February 2019

Scruffy Dog Invests over £1Million on Production Upgrade

Scruffy Dog Group’s production facility in the Midlands, UK has undergone a recent upgrade. The revamping of the facility and its state of the art equipment cost over one million ...

World of Wine is entering its production stages
28 January 2019

World of Wine is entering its production stages

Scruffy Dog Group’s storage facilities are filling up with The Fladgate Partnership’s World of Wine shipments and will be ready to dispatch early next year.   Located in the heart ...

JRA-Designed National Comedy Center Ranks 2nd on USA Today Best New Attractions List
22 January 2019

JRA-Designed National Comedy Center Ranks 2nd on USA Today Best New Attractions List

The  National Comedy Center  in Jamestown, NY, the country’s first museum and cultural institution devoted to comedy as an art form, placed 2nd in the final ranking of the  20 ...

Mascot Hall of Fame Open Fur Fun
22 January 2019

Mascot Hall of Fame Open Fur Fun

The Mascot Hall of Fame Interactive Children’s Museum (MHOF) is now open to the public. This 25,000-square-foot family attraction, located 30 minutes from Downtown Chicago, seeks to engage, educate, and ...

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21-23 February 2019
TEA Explores Santa Fe!
Santa Fe, Santa Fe, United States
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28 February 2019
TEA Western Division Celebrates Mardi Gras!
Sassafras, Los Angeles, United States
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14 March 2019
TEA Western Division: Experience Pier 57
Pier 57, Seattle, United States
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11-12 April 2019
TEA Summit 2019
Disneyland Hotel, Magic Kingdom Ballroom, Anaheim, United States
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12 April 2019
TEA Summit 2019 - NextGen Scholarships
Disneyland Hotel, Magic Kingdom Ballroom, Anaheim, United States
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13 April 2019
25th Annual Thea Awards Gala
Disneyland Hotel, Grand Ballroom, Anaheim, United States
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08-10 May 2019
TEA SATE Europe - 2019
Parc Asterix, France, Astérix Park, France
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