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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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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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29 March 2017
April 2017: One big weekend in Anaheim with TEA and the superstars of themed entertainment

Anaheim, CA, USA - Theme park industry leaders meet April 20-22: Bringing together top executives and creatives of Disney, Universal, Chimelong, 20th Century Fox and Puy du Fou, among others - with hundreds of entertainment professionals - the annual Thea Awards Gala and Summit of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) will soon convene at Disneyland Resort.

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20 March 2017
TEA Summit 2017: Thea Case Studies Day, April 21 (Day Two)

TEA Summit Day Two - Thea Case Studies Day (April 21, 2017) is a full day of presentations showcasing the current slate of Thea Awards recipients. The place: Disneyland Resort, Anaheim.

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08 January 2017
TEA SATE Europe scheduled for May 4-5 in the UK

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) brings the dialog on Experience Design to the UK with organizational support from the TEA Europe & Middle East Division (EME).

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05 January 2017
Appreciating Kathryn Griffiths - in memoriam

We mourn the loss of Kathryn Griffiths of Universal Creative, who was a vital presence on the International Board of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA).

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28 November 2016
Tricia Rodriguez becomes new TEA Western North America Division President

Tricia Rodriguez of Mad Systems is the new Western North America Division Board President of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), the international association for the creators of compelling places and experiences.

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28 November 2016
Thomas Megna becomes new TEA Asia Pacific Division Board President

As of Nov 16, the new Board President of the Asia Pacific Division of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), is Thomas Megna of Megna Entertainment Group Inc., succeeding Chris Yoshii of AECOM who held the post for two years. 

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15 November 2016
TEA names 23rd annual Thea Awards recipients; Awards Gala to be held in Anaheim in 2017

BURBANK, California USA, Nov 15, 2016 -- The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) announced the new slate of TEA Thea Awards recipients – to be formally awarded April 22, 2017 at the 23nd annual Thea Awards Gala in Anaheim, presented by Chimelong Group.

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14 November 2016
Themed Entertainment Association 2017 Board election results announced

BURBANK, California, USA The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) released annual Board election results. New and continuing Board members are welcomed, and outgoing Board members are commended for their service. The official transition date is Nov. 16, 2016.

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