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To be a catalyst for enhancing lives through the creation of tomorrow’s compelling places and experiences. 

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TEA brings together the creators of immersive destinations and experiences to share knowledge, collaborate, spark new ideas, celebrate innovation, and cultivate a diverse global membership.

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TEA blog

05 May 2022

Photos and Media Coverage: 2022 TEA Summit & Thea Awards Gala

Ellora Martinez, from the Kids Baking Championship presents Gideon's Bakehouse with a special cake & Thea Award Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim - The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) reported success and attendance ...

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Photos and Media Coverage: 2022 TEA Summit & Thea Awards Gala
05 May 2022

Garner Holt and the ATC Kick off Summit Week for Western Division

A busy week for themed entertainment it was, when Attractions Technology Collaborative (ATC) hosted their West Coast two-day workshop of the Attractions Technology Lab: Dark Ride Experience at Garner Holt ...

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Garner Holt and the ATC Kick off Summit Week for Western Division
29 April 2022

TEA Masters: 2022 Nominations are Now Open

Masters are Inspired Innovators from around the Globe, Nominated and Recognized by You, their Peers. They're Brilliant, Innovative, Imaginative, Dedicated, Resourceful,Original, Inspired, Talented, Groundbreaking, and Masterful. They Are Truly Masters ...

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TEA Masters: 2022 Nominations are Now Open
07 April 2022

A Message from TEA International Board President: Please Join Me in Anaheim April 21-23

Hello TEA global members and colleagues, It’s hard to believe, but we’re actually now less than two weeks away from our first in-person TEA Summit & Thea Awards Gala in ...

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A Message from TEA International Board President: Please Join Me in Anaheim April 21-23
04 April 2022

TEA Western Division Celebrates Black History Month

The TEA Western North America Division finished out February with a celebration of Black History Month, welcoming a panel of black professionals from across the breadth of our industry. The ...

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TEA Western Division Celebrates Black History Month
18 March 2022

Power Networking at El Cholo in Pasadena

The primary activity of the night on Wednesday March 9th at the TEA Western Division’s in-person mixer at El Cholo in Pasadena was power networking. With margaritas flowing {see sponsors ...

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Power Networking at El Cholo in Pasadena
08 March 2022

Networking with Board Members - Part 1

Networking with Board Members , part one in a series of board member networking events, was hosted by the Western Division on Wednesday, February 23, 2022. This session involved leaders ...

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Networking with Board Members - Part 1
04 March 2022

Deadline Extended! There is Still Time to Purchase Ad Space in the 28th Annual Thea Awards Program

Sales for the prestigious Thea Awards Program have been extended to March 11th ! There is still time to secure your Ad space and ensure your company exposure. The Thea ...

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Deadline Extended! There is Still Time to Purchase Ad Space in the 28th Annual Thea Awards Program
03 March 2022

A message from TEA International Board President, Chuck Fawcett, to our community — Standing with Ukraine

To our Members and the Themed Entertainment Community as a Whole: As a global organization for the themed entertainment industry, it is our duty to communicate and act in response ...

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A message from TEA International Board President, Chuck Fawcett, to our community — Standing with Ukraine
26 January 2022

TEA Hosts First Code of Conduct Training to its Leadership

On January 14th, 2022, the Themed Entertainment Association hosted its first Code of Conduct training to over 80 Board Members. The Two-Hour instructor led; interactive training engaged TEA leadership in ...

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TEA Hosts First Code of Conduct Training to its Leadership
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10 May 2022

SEAWORLD ORLANDO’S ICE BREAKER WINS COVETED USA TODAY 10BEST READER’S CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST NEW THEME PARK ATTRACTION

Ice Breaker, SeaWorld Orlando’s new launch coaster by Premier Rides was recognized as the Best New Theme Park Attraction of 2022 in the USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice poll.  A ...

SEAWORLD ORLANDO’S ICE BREAKER WINS COVETED USA TODAY 10BEST READER’S CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST NEW THEME PARK ATTRACTION
06 May 2022

Waterparks: Riding a Recovery Wave

After two years of pandemic concerns that saw many waterparks remain closed throughout 2020 and suffer continued disruption in 2021, 2022 is anticipated to be a pivot back to normal ...

03 May 2022

Experience UK to host the UK Pavilion at Saudi Entertainment and Amusement Expo (SEA) 2022

Experience UK is delighted to be taking a delegation to the Saudi Entertainment and Amusement Expo (SEA) for the second year running. The event is Saudi Arabia’s flagship leisure and ...

Experience UK to host the UK Pavilion at Saudi Entertainment and Amusement Expo (SEA) 2022
21 April 2022

Calling UK Creative Industries! Experience UK launches Anonymised Export Survey

Experience UK, the premier trade body which represents operators and suppliers of global visitor attractions, has launched their annual Anonymised Export Survey. The Survey has been designed to provide concrete ...

Calling UK Creative Industries! Experience UK launches Anonymised Export Survey
21 April 2022

Experience UK invites UK companies to join them at the AAM Meeting & Expo 2022

Running from 19th-22nd May, in Boston, Massachusetts, Experience UK are inviting UK companies to join them at the American Alliance of Museums Meeting & Expo 2022. The UK Pavilion covers ...

Experience UK invites UK companies to join them at the AAM Meeting & Expo 2022
21 April 2022

The Hettema Group and Themespace merge to form THG

The new THG will build upon The Hettema Group and Themespace’s decades of designing one-of-a-kind experiences, transforming ideas into reality in partnerships with clients spanning myriad industries including theme parks, ...

The Hettema Group and Themespace merge to form THG
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