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TEA blog

18 November 2015
Themed Entertainment Association 2016 Board election results announced

BURBANK, California, USA, Nov 18, 2015 -- The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) announced the results of annual Board elections, effective immediately, and thanked outgoing Board members for their ...

17 November 2015
TEA names 22nd annual Thea Awards recipients; Gala to be held in Anaheim in 2016

BURBANK, California USA, Nov 17, 2015 -- "This year's international slate of projects named for TEA Thea Awards reflects the delivery of story, media, content and experience with ever more sophisticated technology ...

11 November 2015
TEA to announce new Thea Awards recipients Nov 17, 2015 at IAAPA Orlando, 2:15 pm

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) will announce the new slate of TEA Thea Awards recipients Nov 17, 2015 at 2:15 pm during the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando. ...

03 November 2015
Lionsgate and Fox plans for theme parks put TEA and TEA members in media spotlight

The mainstream media have been paying a lot of attention to film studios' plans and announcements to cross-platform their intellectual property into theme parks and attractions. Two big stories this ...

07 October 2015
Intellectual property issues for attraction designers: Keith James of JRA shares insights in TEA presentation

Balancing IP and Client Desires: One of the biggest challenges as a designer or architect is that you are typically hired (and paid) by the licensee, but JRA CEO/Owner Keith James addresses ...

28 September 2015
Enjoy TEA SATE '15 photos & tweets; Save Oct 6-7 for SATE '16 in NYC

Anthony Daniels and Scott Trowbridge, holding a "Conversation" at SATE '15 Richard Hebert, ENTI-UB Selected photos and Tweets from TEA SATE 2015 in Pittsburgh Sept 17-18 are shared here, with ...

27 September 2015
TEA International President Steve Birket attends Wanda Xishuangbanna grand opening

The weekend of Sept 26, 2015, Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) International President Steve Birket of Birket Engineering attended the grand opening of the Xishuangbanna International Resort Complex in Xishuangbanna, China, ...

27 September 2015
A Themed Entertainment tour of Vancouver - Nathan Jones of Vekoma reports

Colleagues and industry leaders met on Canadian soil for The Vancouver Experience  with the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) for a jam-packed educational excursion organized by TEA's Western North America Division on ...

26 September 2015
TEA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Keith Goodman, Modern Postcard

People in TEA are just off-the-charts passionate about what they do! -- Keith Goodman, Modern Postcard What are some of the benefits a direct marketing company finds in being a ...

25 September 2015
First two SATE '15 videos now available to view

These two videos taken by Christopher Chien for the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) show aspects of the SATE '15 conference, Sept 17-18 in Pittsburgh. The first video contains ...

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Industry news

26 Nov 2015
DP Leisure Opens UK’s Fourth 360 Play Venue

“I’m confident we’ll enjoy a great deal of success there."...

Source: Blooloop
25 Nov 2015
With waterparks, sometimes technology floats just below the surface

Many are familiar with the most recent technological advancements in the waterpark market. Mixing game engines or AV equipment with slides and pools is gaining popularity. But during IAAPA, two ...

07 Oct 2015
World-first Peter Rabbit attraction coming to UK

Beatrix Potter’s classic children’s character Peter Rabbit is getting his own adventure play area after Willows Activity Farm in Hertfordshire, UK, announced plans for a £1m (US$1.5m, €1.3m) expansion of ...

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TEA Events

08 December 2015
Gaylord National , National Harbor, United States
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15 December 2015
2015 Western Division Holiday Mixer - Mrs. Fish
Mrs. Fish, Los Angeles, United States
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31 March - 01 April 2016
TEA Summit 2016
Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim
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02 April 2016
22nd Annual Thea Awards Gala
Disneyland Hotel, United States
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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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