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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.

We provide the proper channels and opportunities to network, educate and help your business or career grow.

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TEA blog

More relevant than ever: CalArts, site of TEA SATE 2017 Los Angeles
21 July 2017

More relevant than ever: CalArts, site of TEA SATE 2017 Los Angeles

On October 5-6, 2017, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) opens its doors to the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) annual SATE Conference on Experience Design. Holding SATE on the ...

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See all the 2017 TEA Summit & Thea Awards Gala official videos
19 July 2017

See all the 2017 TEA Summit & Thea Awards Gala official videos

Now on TEA TV! Click here . See videos of presentations from the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) 2017 Thea Awards Gala ... An international industry moment at the ...

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Photos from TEA events in Singapore, France & Los Angeles
18 July 2017

Photos from TEA events in Singapore, France & Los Angeles

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) organizes professional gatherings in all parts of the world, reflecting the international nature of the themed entertainment industry and the four active  Divisions ...

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The media identify trends and build stories from the 2016 TEA/AECOM Theme Index & Museum Index
14 July 2017

The media identify trends and build stories from the 2016 TEA/AECOM Theme Index & Museum Index

A number of top media outlets reported on the 2016 edition of the TEA/AECOM Theme Index & Museum Index. Below, we share stories, editorial angles and trends that emerged. Story by Judith Rubin ...

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TEA Western North America Division continues new
12 July 2017

TEA Western North America Division continues new "Best Practices" educational series

Los Angeles: Professional development for members of the attractions industry courtesy TEA - See details and sign up now for the July 25 session! Tuesday, July 25 at ArtCenter Pasadena, 6-9 pm ...

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Welcome New Members!
30 June 2017

Welcome New Members!

TEA extends a warm welcome to our new members for March thru May 2017. Find them in the TEA Member Directory to discover more about them and extend a welcome of ...

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Thank You to our 2017 TEA Annual Sponsors
16 June 2017

Thank You to our 2017 TEA Annual Sponsors

TEA extends a heartfelt thank you and our sincere appreciation for the generous support of these annual sponsors.  TEA Global Partners: TEA Global Sponsors: TEA Corporate Sponsors:...

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TEA and AECOM release 2016 Theme Index and Museum Index in English & Chinese
01 June 2017

TEA and AECOM release 2016 Theme Index and Museum Index in English & Chinese

Updated 6/1/17 -- Attendance at top theme park groups, museums and water parks continues to grow, as shown in the 2016 TEA/AECOM Theme Index and Museum Index, a joint project ...

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Jim Henson Company Lot hosts TEA mixer
25 May 2017

Jim Henson Company Lot hosts TEA mixer

An attractions industry mixer was hosted by Jim Henson's Creature Shop in Partnership with ILLUSION PROJECTS and organized by the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) Western North America Division on ...

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Photos and recap: TEA SATE Europe in Beaulieu, May 2017
16 May 2017

Photos and recap: TEA SATE Europe in Beaulieu, May 2017

Some 90 people attended the TEA SATE Europe conference on Experience Design, hosted 4-5 May 2017 at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, UK. The theme was "Cultural and Historic ...

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Diversity at the top of the agenda as New York lays out detailed plan for culture
21 Jul 2017

Diversity at the top of the agenda as New York lays out detailed plan for culture

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has outlined the US city’s first ever plan for culture, linking future funding for museums and arts groups to the diversity of their ...

21 Jul 2017

Wanda Revises Theme Park Sales Agreement with SUNAC; R&F to Purchase Hotels

SUNAC acquires 91% of the equity of the above-mentioned 13 cultural tourism projects at the price of RMB 43.844 billion, and bears all existing loans of about RMB 45.4 billion ...

20 Jul 2017

Three largest indoor waterparks in the US open new Proslide expansions

The three largest indoor water parks in the US, which are all Kalahari Resorts, have successfully opened new and exciting expansions featuring Proslide rides. The first of these expansions was ...

Source: ParkWorld
20 Jul 2017
Newly renovated Six Flags Hurricane Harbor opens in Mexico

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Oaxtepec, Mexico opened to the public this summer with an updated and expanded Hurricane Harbor Water Park designed by long time Six Flags partner, Aquatic Development Group (ADG). The 65-acre waterpark in Oaxtepec was originally built in the 1940’s. The preexisting property, owned by the ...

Source: ParkWorld
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TEA Events

25 July 2017
TEA Western Division: Education Panel at the ArtCenter in Pasadena
ArtCenter Hillside Campus, Pasadena, United States of America
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07-08 September 2017
Efteling - Behind The Scenes of Symbolica and Loonsche Land
Efteling , Kaatsheuvel , Netherlands
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05-06 October 2017
TEA SATE 2017 - Los Angeles
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, United States
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