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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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New TEA Board members announced and outgoing leaders thanked for their service in 2018
13 November 2018

New TEA Board members announced and outgoing leaders thanked for their service in 2018

Orlando, 14 November 2018 - The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) announced the results of its annual elections for International Board and Divisional Boards, welcomed the new leaders to ...

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Universal, Chimelong, Disney, Herschend, Fantawild, Six Flags, Huaxia, LEGO, Intel among 25th annual TEA Thea Awards recipients just announced!
13 November 2018

Universal, Chimelong, Disney, Herschend, Fantawild, Six Flags, Huaxia, LEGO, Intel among 25th annual TEA Thea Awards recipients just announced!

BURBANK, California USA, 13 Nov 2018 – “The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) congratulates the new TEA Thea Awards recipients – officially announced today - representing some of the finest achievements ...

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Chimelong is presenting sponsor of the 25th Annual TEA Thea Awards Gala, 13 April 2019
08 November 2018

Chimelong is presenting sponsor of the 25th Annual TEA Thea Awards Gala, 13 April 2019

Burbank, CA -- The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) announced that Chimelong Group has become Presenting Sponsor of the 25th Annual Thea Awards Gala, April 13, 2019 at Disneyland Resort, ...

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TEA to announce new Thea Awards recipients Nov 13, 2018 at IAAPA Orlando, 2pm
08 November 2018

TEA to announce new Thea Awards recipients Nov 13, 2018 at IAAPA Orlando, 2pm

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) will officially announce the new slate of TEA Thea Awards recipients at a press conference on Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm (local time) ...

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Welcome New Members!
02 November 2018

Welcome New Members!

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

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Halloween in Germany - TEA excursion Oct 11-12
25 October 2018

Halloween in Germany - TEA excursion Oct 11-12

On 11-12 Oct 2018, a group outing organized by the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) brought together 22 fearless industry members to explore unique Halloween offerings in Bottrop, Germany. ...

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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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AECOM’s China Theme Park Pipeline Report finds the industry is poised for significant future growth
09 November 2018

AECOM’s China Theme Park Pipeline Report finds the industry is poised for significant future growth

AECOM latest report offers proprietary insights into China theme park industry   HONG KONG (Nov. 8, 2018) — AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, today released its China ...

Cartoon Network invites its fan base onto LBE platforms
09 November 2018

Cartoon Network invites its fan base onto LBE platforms

Almost three years ago, Erik Resnick, SVP – Business Development and Commercial Strategy for Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim, began to research the Location Based Entertainment marketplace to identify ...

Acclaimed ‘Buzz Stories’ Gets Competitively Priced Amazon Kindle Edition
07 November 2018

Acclaimed ‘Buzz Stories’ Gets Competitively Priced Amazon Kindle Edition

Buzz Stories at Thirty Thousand Feet celebrates the life and lessons of Disney Legend Harrison “Buzz” Price from the luminaries who worked with and were inspired by him     ...

Excited to Launch our New Website!
06 November 2018

Excited to Launch our New Website!

Theory Studios was recently nominated for an Emmy for our with on Amazon's Man in the High Castle! With the release of the new season, plus a great array of ...

Specialized Creative Agency Leviathan Expands Creative, Account, Production and Development Strengths
06 November 2018

Specialized Creative Agency Leviathan Expands Creative, Account, Production and Development Strengths

CHICAGO - The principals of specialized creative agency Leviathan are very proud to announce several key new hires and promotions expanding their creative, account management, production and digital development strengths. ...

Anthony Esparza launches consultancy, Esparza HQ
05 November 2018

Anthony Esparza launches consultancy, Esparza HQ

Esparza HQ brings a positive outlook and 3 decades of experience to help brands, IP owners, and developers navigate the LBE space “At Paramount, I learned brand expertise; at Herschend, ...

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13-16 November 2018
TEA @ IAAPA 2018
Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), Orlando, United States
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04-05 December 2018
TEA Explores Japan
Koto-ku, Japan
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05 December 2018
TEA Eastern Division Presents: Chicago's First Ugly Sweater Party!
HQ Beercade - River North, Chicago, United States
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11 December 2018
TEA Western Division Mixer - Holiday Party
Clifton's Republic, Los Angeles, United States
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13 December 2018
TEA EME - London Day Out
London, United Kingdom
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