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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

10 December 2019

TEA mixer and behind-the-scenes at Sally Dark Rides draws a full house

Under the umbrella of the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) Eastern North America Division, TEA member company Sally Dark Rides hosted a unique, behind-the-scenes gathering - a "Robot Factory Party" ...

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TEA mixer and behind-the-scenes at Sally Dark Rides draws a full house
09 December 2019

Tickets now on sale for 2020 TEA Summit & Thea Awards Gala - April 16-18 at Disneyland Resort

Get your tickets for the 2020 TEA Summit and the 26th Annual TEA Thea Awards Gala presented by Chimelong, April 16-18 at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. Purchase tickets: 2020 TEA Summit, April 16-17 Purchase ...

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Tickets now on sale for 2020 TEA Summit & Thea Awards Gala - April 16-18 at Disneyland Resort
09 December 2019

Season's Greetings from TEA and 2019 holiday closure dates

  Season's Greetings from the Themed Entertainment Association!  Please note the TEA headquaters office in Burbank, CA will be closed Dec 23-27 2019, and again on Jan 1, 2020. Many thanks to ...

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Season's Greetings from TEA and 2019 holiday closure dates
05 December 2019

TEA announces Thea recipients, welcomes new Board members, networks and connects at IAAPA Expo Orlando 2019

Every year, the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) participates in the three annual IAAPA Expos - Europe, Asia and US. Taking part in these vital international forums for the attractions industry is one ...

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TEA announces Thea recipients, welcomes new Board members, networks and connects at IAAPA Expo Orlando 2019
05 December 2019

Welcome New Members!

TEA extends a warm welcome to our new members for November 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!
05 December 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, TEA celebrates the season

Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) members know how to celebrate! These are the TEA seasonal gatherings organized in December 2019. Thanks to Rick Bluhm, Clara Rice, Melissa Ruminot, AJ ...

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As 2019 comes to a close, TEA celebrates the season
05 December 2019

Recipients and press celebrate recent TEA Thea Awards announcements

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) congratulates the 26th annual slate of TEA Thea Awards recipients, announced on 19 November 2019. Media outlets, award recipients and project team members ...

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Recipients and press celebrate recent TEA Thea Awards announcements
19 November 2019

TEA announces 26th annual TEA Thea Awards recipients (official press release)

BURBANK, California USA, Nov 19, 2019 -- “The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) congratulates the new TEA Thea Awards recipients, representing excellence, innovation and leadership in the creation of compelling ...

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TEA announces 26th annual TEA Thea Awards recipients (official press release)
15 November 2019

New TEA Board members announced and outgoing leaders thanked for their service in 2019

The Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) announced the results of its annual elections for International Board and Divisional Boards, welcomed the new leaders to their roles and thanked the ...

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New TEA Board members announced and outgoing leaders thanked for their service in 2019
12 November 2019

TEA Member Spotlight: Susan Bonds

Learn about Susan Bonds, chair of the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) 26th annual Thea Awards Committee . The new slate of TEA Thea Awards recipients will be announced ...

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TEA Member Spotlight: Susan Bonds
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09 December 2019

Photos: Iconic Surfboard Christmas Tree Installed at the Royal Poinciana Plaza

Employees of Bungalow Scenic Studios work to install a 30 foot, 52 board Christmas tree at the Royal Poinciana Plaza bearing images from fine art photographer Gray Malin, Thursday, December ...

Photos: Iconic Surfboard Christmas Tree Installed at the Royal Poinciana Plaza
05 December 2019

Disney opens Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance in Florida

Orlando, Dec 4, 2019 -- During a special dedication ceremony inside  Star Wars : Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek lauded the ...

Disney opens Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance in Florida
05 December 2019

InPark celebrates 15 years of chronicling the attractions industry

The longevity of companies in our industry points to its health and maturity – and to theirs. As InPark begins work on the next 15 years, we are always in ...

InPark celebrates 15 years of chronicling the attractions industry
27 November 2019

Retailtainment, the innovation of audio-guides and bringing the Experience to Lisbon!

It's been a very good month for the Van Gogh Museum's Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience. As we gear up to launch our upcoming tour stops in two of Europe’s most ...

Retailtainment, the innovation of audio-guides and bringing the Experience to Lisbon!
19 November 2019

Eric Lehman Promoted to Global Sales and Marketing Manager for 7thSense Design

7thSense Design has promoted Eric Lehman to the position of Global Sales and Marketing Manager. Eric joined 7thSense as Business Development Manager in 2017 and has since been instrumental in ...

Eric Lehman Promoted to Global Sales and Marketing Manager for 7thSense Design
15 November 2019

Van Gogh Museum Experiential Content at MAPIC 2019

General Manager of the Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience,  Arnold van de Water , took to the stage at the MAPIC 2019 Asia Forum in Cannes on Wednesday, 13 November.  ...

Van Gogh Museum Experiential Content at MAPIC 2019
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09 January 2020
TEA Behind-the-Scenes at Christie Digital
Christie Digital, Cypress, United States
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16-17 April 2020
TEA Summit 2020
Disneyland Hotel, Magic Kingdom Ballroom, Anaheim, United States
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26th Annual Thea Awards Gala
Disneyland Hotel, Grand Ballroom, Anaheim, United States
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