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05 December 2019

Recipients and press celebrate recent TEA Thea Awards announcements

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) congratulates the 26th annual slate of TEA Thea Awards recipients, announced on 19 November 2019. Media outlets, award recipients and project team members immediately began sharing the news and the excitement.

We include several examples below. The awards will be formally given at the TEA Thea Awards Gala presented by Chimelong on 18 April 2020, preceded on 16-17 April by the annual TEA Summit conference and Thea Case Studies, at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA USA. Ticket sales are now open for these events. The TEA Thea Award is a prestigious, international honor. #TEAtheas #TEAsummit

Newly named Thea lifetime honors recipient Nancy Seruto is surrounded by well wishers at the
Nov 19, 2019 announcement of the 26th annual TEA Thea Awards recipients. MORE PHOTOS

Media outlets sharing the TEA Thea Awards news include:

Thierry Coup and team members from Universal Creative pose for a group shot following the
Nov 19 announcement that Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
(Universal Studios Orlando) will receive a TEA Thea Award

TEA Thea Award recipients and team members sharing the news include:

  • Christie  "We designed Christie Eclipse to enable attraction designers, planetariums and giant screen theaters to immerse guests in content in a way that hasn't previously been possible." -- Larry Paul, Executive Director, Technology and Custom Soluti‚Äčons, Christie
  • Cool Planet Experience "We wanted to create something exciting, educational and fun about climate change that would inspire visitors" -- CEO Vicky Brown
  • Poverty Encounter "We wanted to create a unique experience that allows visitors to step into the lives of children living in poverty around the world and discover ways to make a difference." -- founder and president Dave Phillips
  • Puy du Fou  (‘Le Premier Royaume') "In 40 years, Puy du Fou has established a unique artistic model, bound up in a universal language of emotion"
Members of the external creative team that collaborated with Walibi Belgium to produce Popcorn Revenge,
which has been named to receive a TEA Thea Award at the Thea Awards Gala on 18 April 2020
  • Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi "Home to six immersive lands inspired by legendary Warner Bros. characters, the park strives to provide guests from all over the world with an experience like no other. " -- WBW General Manager Don Strickler
  • Walibi Belgium (Popcorn Revenge) 
  • Alterface (Popcorn Revenge, Walibi) "...excellence in design and décor and provides unique technical solutions in an accessible and affordable option for regional parks"
  • Disney Nancy Seruto, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Team members representing Huaxia Cultural Tourism pose for a group shot with 
TEA International Board President Michael Blau following the Nov 19, 2019 announcement that
"Legend of the Gods" will receive a TEA Thea Award  MORE PHOTOS


Posted by Judy Rubin



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