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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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Full house (500+) for TEA SATE Orlando - SeaWorld, Oct 2018
10 October 2018

Full house (500+) for TEA SATE Orlando - SeaWorld, Oct 2018

More than 500 industry members attended TEA SATE Orlando - SeaWorld, Oct 4-5 2018, organized by the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ). Photo at top: TEA SATE Orlando - SeaWorld ...

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Hotopp hosts 70 industry members at Seattle gathering in August 2018
14 September 2018

Hotopp hosts 70 industry members at Seattle gathering in August 2018

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) community gathered August 30, 2018 in the Pacific Northwest to discuss creative culture in the attractions industry. This TEA Western North America Division event ...

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Inaugural slate of seven TEA Masters will be honored at 2018 TEA SATE Orlando - SeaWorld
05 September 2018

Inaugural slate of seven TEA Masters will be honored at 2018 TEA SATE Orlando - SeaWorld

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) - the international membership association for the makers of compelling places and experiences - announced the slate of honorees for the new, inaugural ...

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Welcome New Members!
04 September 2018

Welcome New Members!

TEA extends a warm welcome to our new members for August 2018. Find them in the TEA Member Directory to discover more about them and extend a welcome of your own. ...

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SATE IN ORLANDO - Speakers, sessions, schedule - TEA SATE Orlando - SeaWorld, 4-5 October 2018
31 August 2018

SATE IN ORLANDO - Speakers, sessions, schedule - TEA SATE Orlando - SeaWorld, 4-5 October 2018

Sessions and speakers announced for TEA SATE 2018 Orlando - SeaWorld, 4-5 October, by the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ). TEA SATE is the definitive conference series on Experience ...

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Lance Cardey: TEA networking opportunities helped a young engineer join the industry
31 August 2018

Lance Cardey: TEA networking opportunities helped a young engineer join the industry

I didn’t know the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) or the themed entertainment industry existed when I started out after receiving my engineering degree in 2014. But when I found it and ...

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30 August 2018

"Everyone grows together" - TEA Member Spotlight: Juliana Tong of Christie

"PASSIONATELY CURIOUS" - Juliana Tong, Senior Director, Global Marketing, Entertainment at Christie, opens up about her career, the company and her perspective on the industry and its growth in Asia. She is based ...

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SATE IN GUANGZHOU - Preview from the Co-Chairs of TEA SATE Asia - Chimelong, 26-28 October 2018
29 August 2018

SATE IN GUANGZHOU - Preview from the Co-Chairs of TEA SATE Asia - Chimelong, 26-28 October 2018

What to expect from TEA SATE Asia 2018 - Chimelong. TEA SATE is the definitive conference series on Experience Design, organized by the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ). TEA ...

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PHOTOS from recent TEA gatherings around the world
27 August 2018

PHOTOS from recent TEA gatherings around the world

Networking and professional development are core activities to the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) in service of the membership and the industry, and have been since TEA was founded in ...

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TEA members go behind the scenes at Downton Abbey: the Exhibition in NYC
21 August 2018

TEA members go behind the scenes at Downton Abbey: the Exhibition in NYC

New York, New York, 19 July 2018 – On a summer Thursday night a group of Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) members explored “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition." Report by Trent Oliver, ...

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Mark Andrew, top attraction lighting designer, founds Remarkable Light
11 October 2018

Mark Andrew, top attraction lighting designer, founds Remarkable Light

Introducing Mark Andrew's new company, Remarkable Light, serving the attractions industry. Mark spent a good portion of his career at Yeager Design LLC, where as Associate Designer he was lighting ...

Stantec talks about RD&E development and placemaking
11 October 2018

Stantec talks about RD&E development and placemaking

InPark Magazine talks with Stantec’s themed entertainment design leaders about the value of establishing early multi-discipline collaboration, placemaking, and exploring imaginative ways to convey authentic and memorable guest experiences.  http://www.inparkmagazine.com/stantec-envisioning-enjoyland/...

Major win for Scruffy Dog Group at Park World Excellence Awards
05 October 2018

Major win for Scruffy Dog Group at Park World Excellence Awards

Scruffy Dog Group is celebrating after being presented with the award for ‘Best Themed Attraction’ at the recent Park World Excellence Awards, in recognition of its work on the Wicker ...

ParadropVR™ to launch at Merlin’s Bear Grylls Adventure
26 September 2018

ParadropVR™ to launch at Merlin’s Bear Grylls Adventure

Sister company to Teq4 Ltd, Immersivity, is deliveringParadropVR™ to the brand new Bear Grylls Adventure. The ParadropVR unit – wholly owned by Immersivity – is being installed at Merlin Entertainment’s newest ...

Falcon’s Creative Group Launches “Experience Imagination” Podcast Series
08 September 2018

Falcon’s Creative Group Launches “Experience Imagination” Podcast Series

Falcon’s is excited to announce the launch of its new podcast series, "Experience Imagination: A Themed Entertainment Podcast by Falcon's Creative Group" Each episode of “Experience Imagination” will feature a ...

Disney Veteran Jay Williams Joins Design Studio Super 78
06 September 2018

Disney Veteran Jay Williams Joins Design Studio Super 78

Global attractions design-production studio  Super 78  has hired veteran executive and entrepreneur  Jay Williams  for the newly created position of executive producer/head of growth. The hiring was jointly announced Thursday ...

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16 October 2018
TEA @ the Summit of Chinese Park & Resorts 2018
Gehua New Century Hotel, News Hall, Chaoyang Qu, China
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18 October 2018
TEA Eastern Division Mixer: DECO: Luxury to the Mass
The Wolfsonian, Miami Beach, United States
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25-28 October 2018
TEA SATE Asia - Chimelong - October 25-28
Chimelong Panda Hotel, Panyu District, China
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29 October 2018
TEA NextGen Halloween Mixer and Costume Contest
EXP, Glendale, United States
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30 October 2018
TEA Western Division: Open House @ The Third Floor
The Third Floor, Los Angeles, United States
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13-16 November 2018
TEA @ IAAPA 2018
Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), Orlando, United States
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14-15 November 2018
TEA @ MAPIC 2018
MAPIC Leisure Zone, Cannes, France
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