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The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) is an international non-profit association representing the world's leading creators, developers, designers and producers of compelling places and experiences.

Our members bring the experience of engaging storytelling and entertainment to a vast number of casinos, restaurants, retail stores, museums, zoos, theme parks and an ever-growing list of destinations that aim to bring a higher level of visitor experiences world wide.

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TEA blog

18 October 2019

TEA Behind the Scenes at The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor - Kourtney Day reports

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) Western North America Division organized a behind-the-scenes experience at The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor on October 6 2019. Kourtney Day Report provided by ...

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16 October 2019

TEA Behind the Scenes at Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 9 - Mason Schmitz reports

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) Asia Pacific Division organized a behind the scenes event at Universal Studios Singapore to explore Halloween Horror Nights 9, on 5 October 2019. Over ...

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TEA Behind the Scenes at Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 9 - Mason Schmitz reports
10 October 2019

TEA Asia Pacific Division networks in China - Owen Zhao reports

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) Asia Pacific Division presented at two significant industry events in China in Oct 2019. At CDEX "TEA presents" reached an audience of 350 ...

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TEA Asia Pacific Division networks in China - Owen Zhao reports
10 October 2019

TEA at the 2019 IAAPA Expo - Seven ways to connect!

The biggest trade show of the year for the attractions industry is coming up and the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) will be there! We hope to see you ...

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TEA at the 2019 IAAPA Expo - Seven ways to connect!
09 October 2019

TEA to announce new Thea Awards recipients Nov 19, 2019 at IAAPA Expo Orlando, 2:25pm

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) will officially announce the new slate of TEA Thea Awards recipients at a press conference on Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 at 2:25 pm (local time) ...

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TEA to announce new Thea Awards recipients Nov 19, 2019 at IAAPA Expo Orlando, 2:25pm
07 October 2019

How you can participate more fully as a TEA member

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) needs YOU - its members - to step up and get involved! There are numerous ways to get more involved – from volunteering for ...

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How you can participate more fully as a TEA member
06 October 2019

Welcome New Members!

TEA extends a warm welcome to our new members for September 2019. Find them in the TEA Member Directory to discover more about them and extend a welcome of your own. ...

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Welcome New Members!
04 October 2019

TEA Talks Live: TEA Masters at CalArts in Sept 2019 - David Price reports

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) Western North America Division organized the TEA Talks Live: TEA Masters at CalArts Walt Disney Modular Theater on Sept 17 2019, drawing more ...

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02 October 2019

Over 300 attend TEA SATE - Seattle 2019 Conference on Experience Design

  More than 300 industry members attended TEA SATE - Seattle, Sept 26-27, 2019 organized by the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ). Photo at top: TEA SATE Seattle co-chairs: TEA ...

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01 October 2019

Successful TEA SATE 2019 conference in Seattle - Plan now for SATE 2020 in Barcelona, Osaka and Las Vegas

"When have you ever gone to a professional conference and felt like you came home a different person? Well, it happened to me..." Audrey O'Connell "A new way of thinking ...

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Successful TEA SATE 2019 conference in Seattle - Plan now for SATE 2020 in Barcelona, Osaka and Las Vegas
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23 October 2019

From Seoul to Barcelona – the Meet Vincent is bringing Van Gogh’s story to cultural destinations around the world.

As an international touring exhibition, the multiple award-winning blockbuster Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience fulfills the Van Gogh Museum’s mission of sharing Vincent van Gogh’s unique life story with people around the ...

From Seoul to Barcelona – the Meet Vincent is bringing Van Gogh’s story to cultural destinations around the world.
04 October 2019

The Park World Excellence Award for best Waterpark Attraction 2019 has been awarded to Cinesplash 5D at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

During IAAPA Expo Europe Show in Paris, on 18th of September, Park World magazine has held its prestigious awards gala, and honored the very best parks & attractions from Europe, ...

The Park World Excellence Award for best Waterpark Attraction 2019 has been awarded to Cinesplash 5D at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
03 October 2019

Sesame Street: Street Mission Wins BIG! Sally dark ride awarded “Family Ride of the Year” and “Europe’s Best New Ride”

Jacksonville, FL – Sally Dark Rides has been celebrating since the IAAPA European Expo after receiving two major industry awards for its successful interactive dark ride, Sesame Street: Street Mission.  ...

Sesame Street: Street Mission Wins BIG! Sally dark ride awarded “Family Ride of the Year” and “Europe’s Best New Ride”
02 October 2019

Industry-Leading Aquatics Firm Announces New Name as Martin Aquatic Design & Engineering

The 32-year-old firm specializing in aquatic feature design has announced a name change from Aquatic Design & Engineering to Martin Aquatic Design & Engineering. By attaching the name of the ...

Industry-Leading Aquatics Firm Announces New Name as Martin Aquatic Design & Engineering
11 September 2019

FREE PASSES! IAAPA EXPO EUROPE IS COMING SOON!

One week more to go! Come and join us at the IAAPA Expo Europe in Paris next week. If you haven't got an entry pass yet, request for a FREE ...

FREE PASSES! IAAPA EXPO EUROPE IS COMING SOON!
21 August 2019

Barton Malow Employees Perform Week of Community Service Benefitting 10 Central Florida Nonprofits

Part of the sixth annual national Community Week organized by the Barton Malow Foundation   Orlando, Fla. (August 21, 2019) – The 200-plus employees in Barton Malow’s Orlando office joined ...

Barton Malow Employees Perform Week of Community Service Benefitting 10 Central Florida Nonprofits
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TEA Events

25 October 2019
TEA Eastern Division: Behind-the-Scenes at Dark Horizon
Dark Horizon, Orlando, United States
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28 October 2019
TEA Eastern Division: Halloween Mixer NYC
Voorhees Theater, Brooklyn, United States
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01 November 2019
TEA Eastern Division: TEA Mixer at Reese's Cupfusion
Hersheypark, Hershey, United States
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04 November 2019
TEA Western Division: TEA Talks Live: Working in China
Phase Two Space, Los Angeles, United States
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04 November 2019
TEA Visit to Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, United States
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07 November 2019
TEA NextGen GibGab - Orlando, Florida
AECOM, Orlando, United States
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12 November 2019
TEA Western Division: Mixer at The Third Floor
The Third Floor, Los Angeles, United States
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18-22 November 2019
TEA @ IAAPA Scholarship Opportunity!
Orlando, United States
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18-22 November 2019
TEA @ IAAPA Expo 2019
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, United States
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19 November 2019
TEA @ IAAPA Expo Annual International Mixer
Hard Rock Live @ Universal's City Walk, Orlando, United States
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21 November 2019
TEA @ IAAPA Footprints from the Heart 5K Run/1K Walk
Give the Kids the World (GKTW), Kissimmee, United States
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22 November 2019
TEA Annual Member Meeting at IAAPA Expo 2019
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando
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16-17 April 2020
TEA Summit 2020
Disneyland Hotel, Magic Kingdom Ballroom, Anaheim, United States
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18 April 2020
26th Annual Thea Awards Gala
Disneyland Hotel, Grand Ballroom, Anaheim, United States
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