Thea Awards Recipients

Thea Awards 2018

Closing in on a quarter century of Theas - note from TEA president David Willrich

Welcome to the 2018 Thea Awards! This is in fact the 24th annual Thea Awards - which means that next year will mark the 25th – a quarter century of celebrating excellence in the creation of compelling places and experiences. 

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View list of all award recipients since 1994
Buzz Price Thea Award for a Lifetime of Distinguished Achievements
Phil Hettema, founder, The Hettema Group
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Thea Classic Award
Cedar Point, Sandusky, OH, USA
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Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - Connected Immersion on a Limited Budget
Ghost Town Alive! - Knott's Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA, USA
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Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement: Attraction
Symbolica: The Palace of Fantasy - de Efteling, The Netherlands
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Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - Theme park area development
Pandora – The World of Avatar, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, USA
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Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement: Attraction
Avatar Flight of Passage, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, USA
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Museum Rehab, Limited Budget
Rainis’ Museum Tadenava, Latvia
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Thea Award - Museum exhibit on a limited budget
Gallipoli: The scale of our war - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
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Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - Heritage Visitor Center, limited budget
Cittadella Visitors Centre, Gozo Island, Malta
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Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - Immersive Event
Les Carrières de Lumières, Les Baux de Provence, France
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Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - Immersive Event, limited budget
Aura, Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, Canada
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Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - Innovative Technology
3D Live - “Holographic” 3D LED Display
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Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - Brand Experience
Jameson Distillery Bow St., Dublin, Ireland
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Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - Connected Immersion
Sleep No More, Shanghai, China
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Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - Live Show
Chimelong Ocean Kingdom’s Journey of Lights Parade, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, Zhuhai, China
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Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - Attraction Reimagining
Frozen Ever After - Norway Pavilion, Epcot, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL, USA
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Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - Attraction Reimagining
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disney California Adventure, Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, CA, USA
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Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement: New Theme Park Land
DreamWorks Animation Zone at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, Dubai Parks and Resorts, UAE
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Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - Museum
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington DC, USA
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TEA Peter Chernack Distinguished Service Award
Joe Fox, PMP, Senior project engineer, Birket Engineering
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TEA Peter Chernack Distinguished Service Award
Annika Oetken
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