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2017 TEA/AECOM Theme Index and Museum Index reports on world's top-attended theme parks, water parks and museums
The major theme park operators had an outstanding year in 2017 with significant overall growth led largely by properties in China, according to the 2017 TEA/AECOM Theme Index. Read More >>
Updated! Media outlets build stories from 2017 TEA/AECOM Theme Index & Museum Index

The annual TEA/AECOM Theme Index and Museum Index is a resource for the press and its release sparks multiple, original stories and analyses - concerning the study itself, regional and international results, specific parks, museums and operators, trends, and more. Here is a selection of some top stories based on the 2017 Theme Index. Read More >>
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Michael Mercadante of Main Street Design will be next TEA International President in November 2018

In November 2018, Michael Mercadante, President and Senior Exhibit Designer, Main Street Design, will become International Board President of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), after sitting president David Willrich of DJ Willrich Ltd., completes his second term. Read More >>
New TEA Academic Network and symposium: Call for papers, due 31 May 2018

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) announces the new TEA Academic Network, which is organizing the first Themed Experience and Attractions Symposium, Nov 16, 2018 in Orlando. Call for papers, due May 31, 2018 - details below. Read More >>
TEA Advantage: Gary Wichansky, Hotopp Associates

I wish that all industry groups and associations were as welcoming, accepting and valuable as the TEA. Read More >>

TEA call for Thea Awards nominations - deadline July 8, 2019

Nominations are open for the annual Thea Awards of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), the international membership association for the creators of compelling places and experiences. Nominations for the 2019-2020 judging cycle are due July 8, 2019. Read More >>

TEA SATE Orlando - SeaWorld, Oct 4-5, 2018 - Tickets, co-chairs, "mixologists" and more


Designer Morgane Keesling found opportunities through TEA NextGen

This first-person account by Morgane Keesling is part of the TEA NextGen "Where are they now?" series. Read More >>

Wanda hosts TEA leaders for opening of new movie production complex in Qingdao, China

Qingdao, China, April 2018 -- VIP guests at the opening ceremony of Wanda Movie Metropolis included Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Immediate Past International President Steve Birket of Birket Engineering, and TEA Asia Pacific Division President Thomas Megna of Silkroading Entertainment. Read More >>

TEA SATE Europe 2018 conference draws 120 delegates to Europa-Park

Many thanks to Euro Amusement Professional (EAP Magazine) for this excellent, succinct report on TEA SATE Europe 2018. Reprinted here with permission. Read More >>

Fast & Furious event at Universal Studios Florida draws 200 - TEA Eastern Division

ORLANDO -- The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Eastern North America Division "Fast & Furious Supercharged" event at Universal Studios Florida on May 21, 2018 was a roaring success, with 200 people in attendance. The tickets sold out within the first 20 minutes - setting a fast and furious pace. Read More >>

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TEA/AECOM 2017 Theme Index & Museum Index Released
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Ember, Orlando, United States

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24 May 2018
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