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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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TEA blog

Chicago: Attractions industry colleagues turn out for a great mixer at Leviathan, Feb 4
12 February 2016

Chicago: Attractions industry colleagues turn out for a great mixer at Leviathan, Feb 4

Attractions industry professionals enjoyed drinks and good company in Chicago on Feb 4, at  Leviathan , a concept design company. The industry mixer was under the umbrella of the Themed Entertainment Association ...

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Season Pass Podcast chronicles the TEA Summit & Thea Awards
11 February 2016

Season Pass Podcast chronicles the TEA Summit & Thea Awards

For several years, the Season Pass Podcast has been on hand at the Themed Entertainment Association 's annual TEA Summit and Thea Awards Gala, in the role of media partner. The Season Pass editorial ...

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AECOM presents global economic outlook for themed entertainment at TEA Summit March 31
10 February 2016

AECOM presents global economic outlook for themed entertainment at TEA Summit March 31

AECOM  will present a global economic trends and outlook summary for the attractions industry March 31 on Day One of the 2016 TEA Summit, the annual business conference of the ...

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2016 TEA Summit - Speakers & sessions - March 31-April 1 at Disneyland Resort
09 February 2016

2016 TEA Summit - Speakers & sessions - March 31-April 1 at Disneyland Resort

Speakers and sessions of the 2016 TEA Summit have been announced by the Themed Entertainment Association. The TEA Summit takes place March 31-April 1, with the TEA Thea Awards Gala the following evening, ...

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TEA past presidents personify long-term leadership in the themed entertainment industry
08 February 2016

TEA past presidents personify long-term leadership in the themed entertainment industry

Once a president, always a president? This holds true in the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ), the international alliance for the creators of compelling places and experiences. Two years ...

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52 TEA members gather in Las Vegas for education & networking (SATE Academy Day)
04 February 2016

52 TEA members gather in Las Vegas for education & networking (SATE Academy Day)

What happened in Vegas surely won’t stay in Vegas… A Las Vegas excursion tailored for members of the visitor attractions industry and organized by the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ...

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Meet the 2016 TEA Summit co-chairs: Melissa Townsend, Joanna Del Moral, Roberta Perry, Pat MacKay
28 January 2016

Meet the 2016 TEA Summit co-chairs: Melissa Townsend, Joanna Del Moral, Roberta Perry, Pat MacKay

The annual Summit & Thea Awards Gala of the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) comprise TEA’s most important weekend of events. They are vital business networking gatherings, dialog and professional development for ...

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TEA leadership meets in Saint Louis for annual Strategic Planning
25 January 2016

TEA leadership meets in Saint Louis for annual Strategic Planning

  The 2016 TEA Strategic Planning Meeting took place at the Missouri History Museum in Saint Louis Themed Entertainment Association  (TEA) leadership met in Saint Louis for the annual Strategic ...

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London Times Raconteur explores themed entertainment industry; showcases TEA
23 January 2016

London Times Raconteur explores themed entertainment industry; showcases TEA

You might say 2015 was the year themed entertainment became a Thing in the mainstream consciousness. Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) president Steve Birket did, in fact say it , in ...

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From TEA NextGen member to Universal Creative: Danielle Holstine's story
23 January 2016

From TEA NextGen member to Universal Creative: Danielle Holstine's story

I began to piece together industry puzzles in terms of what roles were available and how attractions, rides, and exhibits were built. My world expanded in what felt like an instant ...

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Industry news

JRA Celebrates Opening of Interactive LaunchPAD Children's Museum, Sioux City
12 Feb 2016

JRA Celebrates Opening of Interactive LaunchPAD Children's Museum, Sioux City

“Doing in the pursuit of understanding underlies the approach at LaunchPAD.”...

Source: Blooloop
12 Feb 2016

VOA Being Acquired by Engineering-Architecture Firm Stantec

ABOVE: One of VOA’s recent projects is the planned Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago, IL, USA.  Photo courtesy Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Edmonton, AB, Canada — Global ...

Exclusive: Dubai primed for attractions boom, says Worlds of Adventure CEO
07 Jan 2016

Exclusive: Dubai primed for attractions boom, says Worlds of Adventure CEO

New IMG Worlds of Adventure CEO, Lennard Otto, has said that Dubai is the perfect location for the under-development theme park, praising an up-and-coming economy which he believes is primed ...

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TEA Events

02 March 2016
GibGab West - A TEA NextGen Event
Electrosonic, Burbank, United States
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31 March - 01 April 2016
TEA Summit 2016
Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, United States
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02 April 2016
22nd Annual Thea Awards Gala
Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, United States
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01-03 June 2016
TEA Europe and Middle East - SATE Academy Day SAVE THE DATE
Center Parcs and Futuroscope, Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, France
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06-07 October 2016
SATE 2016
Columbia University in the City of New York, New York, United States
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