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Archive of TEA/AECOM Theme Index press releases

Note: The year of the Index refers to the attendance figures; the 2013 Index, for instance, was published in 2014 and contains numbers for 2013. Click here to access PDF copies of the Theme Index back through 2007, which is the first edition that was published by TEA in collaboration with AECOM.

 

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22 January 2018
Roland Mack to keynote TEA SATE Europe 2018, May 2-3 at Europa-Park

Europa-Park (Rust, Germany) will host TEA SATE Europe 2018, May 2-3, with park founder Roland Mack (pictured at top) as keynote speaker. SATE is the signature conference on Experience Design, organized by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). #TEAsate

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08 December 2017
200 attend TEA SATE Asia 2017 Nov 3-5 in Beijing

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) invited all members of the global attractions industry to attend its signature, international conference on Experience Design, SATE, in Beijing Nov 3-5, 2017. Theme: Cultural and Historical Futures.

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13 November 2017
TEA names 24th annual Thea Awards recipients; Awards Gala and Summit to be held in Anaheim in 2018

BURBANK, California USA – The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) announced the new slate of TEA Thea Awards recipients – to be formally awarded April 7, 2018 at the 24th annual Thea Awards Gala in Anaheim, presented by Chimelong Group.

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08 November 2017
TEA to announce new Thea Awards recipients Nov 14, 2017 at IAAPA Orlando, 2pm

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) will announce the new slate of TEA Thea Awards recipients on Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm (local time) during the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando. TEA International President David Willrich of DJ Willrich Ltd. will make the announcement from the TEA booth, #1366.

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25 October 2017
Chimelong Group steps up as Presenting Sponsor of 2018 TEA Thea Awards Gala

Burbank, CA -- The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) announced that Chimelong Group has become Presenting Sponsor of the 24th Annual Thea Awards Gala, April 7, 2018 at Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, CA. 

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25 October 2017
Ryan Miziker and Miziker Entertainment to produce 2018 TEA Thea Awards Gala

Burbank, CA – The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) welcomed Ryan Miziker, CEO and creative director of Miziker Entertainment Inc., as producer of the 24th annual TEA Thea Awards Gala, to be held April 7, 2018, at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA.

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28 September 2017
Full house for TEA SATE 17 LA conference on Experience Design at CalArts Oct 5-6

Los Angeles -- With 400 delegates attending, the 2017 TEA SATE conference on Experience Design is officially at capacity. Organized by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and hosted by California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), SATE 17 LA dates are Oct 5-6.

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28 July 2017
TEA and the themed entertainment industry mourn Marty Sklar, 1934-2017

Legendary Disney Imagineer Martin A. Sklar passed away in his Hollywood Hills home on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the age of 83. During a 54-year career, Marty worked closely with Walt Disney and was instrumental in creating, enhancing and expanding Disney’s creative vision.

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01 June 2017
TEA and AECOM release 2016 Theme Index and Museum Index in English & Chinese

Updated 6/1/17 -- Attendance at top theme park groups, museums and water parks continues to grow, as shown in the 2016 TEA/AECOM Theme Index and Museum Index, a joint project of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and the economics practice at AECOM. The Theme Index is an annual study of attendance at top theme parks, water parks and museums around the world.

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16 May 2017
2017 TEA Summit & Thea Awards Gala a huge success - Nominations are now closed for next year

The 2017 Summit & Thea Awards of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) took place April 20-22 at Disneyland Resort, Anaheim CA USA and the entire weekend of events was a great success, with full houses, relevant programming, high production values, networking, discussion, and pageantry that reflects the culture and creativity of our unique industry. The themed entertainment stars were out!

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