TEA Press Releases

12 March 2020

TEA Summit and Thea Awards Gala at Disneyland Resort rescheduled to July 2020

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has rescheduled the 2020 TEA Summit and TEA Thea Awards Gala to July 9-11 in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and out of concern for our global community. TEA took this step with the partnership and support of our host venue, Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

The original event dates were April 16-18, 2020.

This date change was made in the best interest of TEA members, event participants, and our industry. Around the world, our communities, lives and businesses are being disrupted. All are facing health concerns, financial setbacks, travel bans, venue closures and general uncertainty. To serve our members and fulfill our mission in the coming months, the TEA Digital program was launched.

We look forward to a time of recovery in the near future. Postponing the TEA Summit and Thea Awards Gala will help ensure that it remains a great and grand occasion to learn, network and celebrate - to honor our best and brightest - and that our global industry can attend in full force.

The content and structure of the events will remain the same, as will the location at Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, California. #TEAtheas #TEAsummit

Our global membership nonprofit association is working closely with event sponsors, organizers and speakers, as well as the host venue, to ensure continuity. We thank our members and all involved for their patience and understanding during this difficult time, and wish you and your families the best of health.



Tickets may be purchased via the TEA website for the TEA Summit and TEA Thea Awards Gala. Tickets already purchased for the original dates are automatically valid for the new dates of July 9-11, 2020. Ticketholders with questions or concerns may contact TEA Member Services by email at memberservices@teaconnect.org.



Disneyland Resort had to cancel all prior hotel bookings associated with our original April program in order to issue the new booking codes. See below for new room block and booking information. There is an excellent team in place to handle reservations - please don't hesitate to contact them with any concerns.

NEW TEA ROOM BLOCK AT DISNEYLAND RESORT - Make your room reservation now! A limited number of rooms are reserved at this rate. To secure a room please contact Disneyland Resort:

  • Book online 24/7 at https://mydisneygroup.com/gdtg20d 
  • Telephone +1 (714) 520-5005, M-F from 8 am to 5 pm PST 
  • Reservations must be made by Monday, June 15, 2020 or before the group rooms are sold out, so do not delay. Prevailing rates may apply after this date or when the group rooms are sold out, whichever occurs first. Rooms are subject to availability.
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