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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.

We provide the proper channels and opportunities to network, educate and help your business or career grow.

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TEA blog

23 March 2020

TEA Digital will tap the association's dedicated online channels, archives and brain trust to serve members

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) has launched TEA Digital to use the organization's dedicated, global platforms and online channels to support its membership with education, professional development, discussion ...

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TEA Digital will tap the association's dedicated online channels, archives and brain trust to serve members
18 March 2020

TEA SATE Europe conference at PortAventura, Spain postponed to May 2021

A message to Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) members and the global visitor attractions community,   from the TEA International Board; Michael Blau, TEA International Board President; and Jennie Nevin, TEA ...

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TEA SATE Europe conference at PortAventura, Spain postponed to May 2021
12 March 2020

TEA Summit and Thea Awards Gala at Disneyland Resort rescheduled from April to July 2020 in response to COVID-19

A message to Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) members and the global visitor attractions community, from the TEA International Board; Michael Blau, TEA International Board President; and Jennie Nevin, TEA Chief Operating Officer ...

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TEA Summit and Thea Awards Gala at Disneyland Resort rescheduled from April to July 2020 in response to COVID-19
05 March 2020

A message to TEA members regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus)

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) leadership is engaged to do its best for our global community and the industry we serve. In the face of current disruption by ...

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A message to TEA members regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus)
04 March 2020

Welcome New Members!

TEA extends a warm welcome to our new members for February 2020. 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 March 2020

Nancy Seruto of WDI receives Buzz Price Thea lifetime honors and will speak at 2020 TEA Summit

STORYTELLING AND THE ARTS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN IN HER BLOOD -- Nancy Seruto, Portfolio Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering, will receive the Buzz Price Thea Award - Recognizing a Lifetime ...

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Nancy Seruto of WDI receives Buzz Price Thea lifetime honors and will speak at 2020 TEA Summit
04 March 2020

TEA Summit 2020 Day One speakers and sessions - July 9 at Disneyland Resort

LEARN, NETWORK, CELEBRATE! TEA SUMMIT DAY ONE KICKS OFF THEMED ENTERTAINMENT'S BIG WEEKEND - The 2020  TEA Summit  conference organized by the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) will take ...

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TEA Summit 2020 Day One speakers and sessions - July 9 at Disneyland Resort
03 March 2020

New Orleans: TEA Mardi Gras exploration Feb 2020

Networking met revelry when a group of Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) members met in New Orleans for a multi-day exploration of the city's world-famous Mardi Gras celebration, Feb ...

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New Orleans: TEA Mardi Gras exploration Feb 2020
02 March 2020

Meaningful connections: Co-chair Melissa Ruminot talks about TEA Summit 2020 - Day One

Hundreds of themed entertainment professionals come to network, learn and celebrate at the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) annual Summit conference, followed by the TEA Thea Awards, taking place in ...

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Meaningful connections: Co-chair Melissa Ruminot talks about TEA Summit 2020 - Day One
02 March 2020

TEA International Board President Michael Blau shares his perspective on the Thea Awards

Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) International Board President Michael Blau of Adirondack Studios shares his perspective on the significance of the TEA Thea Awards. The 26th annual TEA Thea ...

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TEA International Board President Michael Blau shares his perspective on the Thea Awards
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Member news

24 March 2020

Pandemic inspires fabricator Daniels Wood Land to quickly shift gears to PPE production

After the State of California instituted a stay at home order DWL realized they might be uniquely positioned to help meet a need in their local community, and the nation ...

Pandemic inspires fabricator Daniels Wood Land to quickly shift gears to PPE production
17 March 2020

COVID-19: Reassurances from Beijing and Kelly Ryner (Thinkwell)

"As for business here in China, there is a lot of positive chatter with our clients about a wide variety of location-based entertainment projects planning to get started in the ...

COVID-19: Reassurances from Beijing and Kelly Ryner (Thinkwell)
05 March 2020

Tracy Balsz signs on as VP Business Development North America representing LBE division GCVRS

Grand Central Recording Studios in London has launched an LBE division –  GCVRS to provide 360-degree sound design for immersive experiences. GCVRS joins the Themed Entertainment Association Tracy Balsz named ...

Tracy Balsz signs on as VP Business Development North America representing LBE division GCVRS
04 March 2020

Scruffy Dog Creative Group completes major refurbishments and upgrades to London design studios

LONDON— On Monday, February 17th, Scruffy Dog Creative Group reopened its London design studios after undergoing a refurbishment and technology upgrade. The changes consist of a total renovation of the ...

Scruffy Dog Creative Group completes major refurbishments and upgrades to London design studios
28 February 2020

National Comedy Center Named Best New Museum in the Country - JRA News

The National Comedy Center , the nation’s official cultural institution and state-of-the-art museum dedicated to comedy as an art form, was named the “Best New Museum” in the country by ...

National Comedy Center Named Best New Museum in the Country - JRA News
21 February 2020

Holocaust & Humanity Center Celebrates Successful First Year - JRA News

On January 26, 2019, the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center (HHC)  re-opened at its new home within Cincinnati's Union Terminal. The opening, which coincided with Holocaust Remembrance ...

Holocaust & Humanity Center Celebrates Successful First Year - JRA News
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TEA Events

02 April 2020
TEA Behind The Scenes at the Grand Ole Opry - Event Postponed
The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, United States
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09-10 July 2020
TEA Summit 2020
Disneyland Hotel, Magic Kingdom Ballroom, Anaheim, United States
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11 July 2020
26th Annual TEA Thea Awards Gala
Disneyland Hotel, Grand Ballroom, Anaheim, United States
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