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14 February 2019
Universal's Mark Woodbury, 2019 Thea lifetime honoree, to keynote TEA Summit April 11

Mark Woodbury, Vice Chairman of Universal Parks & Resorts and President of Universal Creative, is receiving a high industry honor in 2019: the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Buzz Price Thea Award for a Lifetime of Distinguished Achievements. Mr. Woodbury will be a celebrated, featured presence at TEA's big industry weekend in Anaheim April 11-13. He will keynote the TEA Summit on April 11, and formally accept his Thea trophy at the 25th Annual TEA Thea Awards Gala on April 13.

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14 February 2019
Dollywood to receive TEA Thea Classic Award and be spotlighted in key session at TEA Summit, April 2019

Dollywood park is receiving a top industry honor in 2019: the Thea Classic Award, from the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). Dollywood will be celebrated at TEA's big industry weekend in Anaheim April 11-13. At the TEA Summit (Day One, April 11) Dollywood Company executives Craig Ross (President) and Pete Owens (Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations) will be featured speakers in a session moderated by Christine Kerr . Two days later (April 13) at the 25th Annual TEA Thea Awards Gala presented by Chimelong, the Thea Classic trophy will be formally bestowed. 

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08 February 2019
Education, creativity and inspiration: Thea Case Studies Day through the eyes of co-chairs Roberta Perry and Pat MacKay

Co-chairs Roberta Perry and Pat MacKay talk about the 2019 Themed Entertainent Association (TEA) Thea Case Studies Day, aka TEA Summit Day Two, an illuminating showcase of the recipients being honored this year with TEA Thea Awards, providing essential education and networking among peers in the global visitor attractions industry. #TEAsummit #TEAtheas

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07 February 2019
Leave your preconceptions at the door -- Q&A with TEA Summit 2019 Day One co-chairs Christine Kerr & Melissa Ruminot

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) annual Summit conference is a two-day event, followed by the TEA Thea Awards Gala presented by Chimelong. The weekend of events takes place April 11-13, 2019 at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. 

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05 December 2018
TEA announces Thea recipients, welcomes new Board members, mixes and mingles at IAAPA Attractions Expo Orlando

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) booth at IAAPA Orlando 2018 was continually busy throughout the four days of the Expo, providing a place for people to learn more about and join the association, make connections, catch up with colleagues, attend sponsored mixers and learn about the new slate of TEA Thea Awards recipients.

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27 November 2018
Experience Design: Themed Entertainment Association NextGen members undertake a creative exercise in Europe

The NextGen Initiative of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) brings students and recent graduates into the association to help acquaint them with the international attractions industry and build careers.

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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 their roles and thanked the outgoing Board members who have finished their terms.

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13 November 2018
Universal, Chimelong, Disney, Herschend, Fantawild, Six Flags, Huaxia, LEGO, Intel among 25th annual TEA Thea Awards recipients announced 13 Nov '18

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 in the creation of compelling places and experiences,” said TEA International Board President Michael Mercadante of Main Street Design.

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

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, Anaheim, CA. Tickets on sale now.

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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) during the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando. New TEA International Board President Michael Mercadante of Main Street Design will make the announcement from the TEA booth, #1366.

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