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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

Thank You to our 2017 TEA Annual Sponsors
16 June 2017

Thank You to our 2017 TEA Annual Sponsors

TEA extends a heartfelt thank you and our sincere appreciation for the generous support of these annual sponsors.  TEA Global Partners: TEA Global Sponsors: TEA Corporate Sponsors:...

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TEA and AECOM release 2016 Theme Index and Museum Index in English & Chinese
01 June 2017

TEA and AECOM release 2016 Theme Index and Museum Index in English & Chinese

Updated 6/1/17 -- Attendance at top theme park groups, museums and water parks continues to grow, as shown in the 2016 TEA/AECOM Theme Index and Museum Index, a joint project ...

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Jim Henson Company Lot hosts TEA mixer
25 May 2017

Jim Henson Company Lot hosts TEA mixer

An attractions industry mixer was hosted by Jim Henson's Creature Shop in Partnership with ILLUSION PROJECTS and organized by the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) Western North America Division on ...

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TEA Western North America Division launches new
25 May 2017

TEA Western North America Division launches new "Best Practices" educational series

Details of the first session in the new educational series of panel discussions organized by the TEA Western N.A. Division See registration information. As TEA grows and evolves, so do ...

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Photos and recap: TEA SATE Europe in Beaulieu, May 2017
16 May 2017

Photos and recap: TEA SATE Europe in Beaulieu, May 2017

Some 90 people attended the TEA SATE Europe conference on Experience Design, hosted 4-5 May 2017 at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, UK. The theme was "Cultural and Historic ...

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Thea Awards Brunch in Shanghai mirrors 2017 Thea Awards Gala in Anaheim
16 May 2017

Thea Awards Brunch in Shanghai mirrors 2017 Thea Awards Gala in Anaheim

While the 2017 TEA Thea Awards Gala took place the evening of April 22 at Disneyland Resort in California - with some 800 members of the attractions industry attending the black-tie dinner affair, about ...

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Anisha Deshmane of Schell Attractions: a TEA NextGen success story
16 May 2017

Anisha Deshmane of Schell Attractions: a TEA NextGen success story

Anisha Deshmane graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2013 with a Masters in Entertainment Technology, and now works as a game designer with Schell Attractions, in PIttsburgh PA. This story is ...

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2017 TEA Summit & Thea Awards Gala a huge success - Nominations open for next year
16 May 2017

2017 TEA Summit & Thea Awards Gala a huge success - Nominations open for next year

The 2017 Summit & Thea Awards of the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) took place April 20-22 at Disneyland Resort, Anaheim CA USA and the entire weekend of events ...

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April 2017: One big weekend in Anaheim with TEA and the superstars of themed entertainment
29 March 2017

April 2017: One big weekend in Anaheim with TEA and the superstars of themed entertainment

Anaheim, CA, USA - Theme park industry leaders meet April 20-22: Bringing together top executives and creatives of Disney, Universal, Chimelong, 20th Century Fox and Puy du Fou, among others - with ...

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Orlando: More than 30 career builders meet with 17 companies at TEA GibGab
28 March 2017

Orlando: More than 30 career builders meet with 17 companies at TEA GibGab

More than 30 NextGen members of the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) had the opportunity to meet with 17 companies in a professional development exercise known as TEA GibGab ...

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Amanda Levete's mammoth V&A Exhibition Road expansion ready to open
28 Jun 2017

Amanda Levete's mammoth V&A Exhibition Road expansion ready to open

The largest building project undertaken by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in over 100 years opens to the public on Friday (30 June)....

28 Jun 2017

Dr. Kyle Burks Named New Managing Director of Audubon Zoo

His most recent position was Chief Executive Officer of Sacramento Zoo. Kyle also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Denver Zoo and as Insight Integration ...

19 Jun 2017

Holovis introduce Rideable Gaming Robots at Asian Attractions Expo 2017

Theme park executives were the first to ride a gaming robot and explore a specially designed virtual world created especially for Asian Attractions Expo which took place in Singapore last ...

Source: ParkWorld
28 Jun 2017
IAAPA leadership speaks out during AAE 2017

PHOTO: June Ko, Paul Noland, and Wuthichai Luangamornlert   At the Asian Attractions Expo in Singapore, InPark had the opportunity to meet with several leaders from IAAPA to talk about the status of the industry in Asia. Participating in the interview were: -Paul Noland, President and CEO of IAAPA (PN) ...

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TEA Events

29 June - 01 July 2017
Behind the Scenes Tour - France - Thea Award Recipients
Puy du Fou and Center Parcs le Domaine du Bois aux Daims, France
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04 July 2017
Abu Dhabi - TEA Mixer
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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08 July 2017
Back Stage Tour with TEA - Kynren
Eleven Arches , United Kingdom
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07-08 September 2017
Efteling - Behind The Scenes of Symbolica and Loonsche Land
Efteling , Kaatsheuvel , Netherlands
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05-06 October 2017
TEA SATE 2017 - Los Angeles
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, United States
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