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Our Vision

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

Our Mission

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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Connection - Creativity - Inclusivity- Thought Leadership– Innovation - Celebrating Excellence

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TEA blog

29 June 2022

The Importance of Electrical Engineering in Theme Park Design

The Importance of Electrical Engineering in Theme Park Design Featured Guests: Senior Electrical Engineer Kristen Williams of EXP, and Senior Electrical Engineer Matt Schoenherr of EXP Moderated by TEA Western ...

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08 June 2022

Social Mixer at Player One Arcade & Bar

Social Mixer at Player One Arcade & Bar By Cindy Dice On June 1, 2022, TEA members and guests headed to Player One Arcade Bar in Los Angeles where they ...

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07 June 2022

TEA meets with US Assistant Secretary of Commerce

Orlando, June 06, 2022 -  TEA International Board of Directors President-elect Melissa Ruminot  met today with US Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Analysis Grant Harris. The Industry and Analysis business ...

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TEA meets with US Assistant Secretary of Commerce
25 May 2022

Connecting the Metaverse with Themed Entertainment

By Justin Stucey On Wednesday, May 18, 2022 the Themed Entertainment Association's Western North America division hosted a virtual event for TEA Digital, Connecting the Metaverse with Themed Entertainment. The ...

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Connecting the Metaverse with Themed Entertainment
24 May 2022

TEA @ SEA Expo summary

TEA had a strong presence at the Saudi Entertainment and Amusement EXPO las week.  It ran from May 16-18 in Riyadh, KSA. Members from around the world attended and participated ...

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TEA @ SEA Expo summary
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
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28 June 2022

Zeitgeist's Spirit of the Time: Episode 14 with Ron Miziker!

PASSENGER 14: Entertainment designer, writer, director, producer, author, TEA Lifetime Achievement recipient — and the creator of the Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade — Ron Miziker. They say that time ...

Zeitgeist's Spirit of the Time: Episode 14 with Ron Miziker!
23 June 2022

Experience UK West Yorkshire Exporting Roadshow date announced

Experience UK, the trade body which represents UK companies who design, create, and deliver world-class visitor experiences, will be in Leeds next month, 13th July 2022, for the Yorkshire leg ...

Experience UK West Yorkshire Exporting Roadshow date announced
01 June 2022

Interview with IAAPA EMEA's Peter van der Schans

In this exclusive interview, van der Schans shares his unique perspective on IAAPA and the EMEA region, how he will serve the association, and what to look forward to at ...

Interview with IAAPA EMEA's Peter van der Schans
01 June 2022

Bryan Hinckley Joins 7thSense as Managing Director as Part of the ‘Next Step for the 7thSense’

7thSense, a leader in the field of pixel generation, processing and management, has announced the appointment of Bryan Hinckley as managing director. The appointment comes after 7thSense revealed three new ...

Bryan Hinckley Joins 7thSense as Managing Director as Part of the ‘Next Step for the 7thSense’
27 May 2022

JRA’s Global Design Expansion Continues with Addition of Sam Xu in Asia-Pacific

RA – Part of RWS Entertainment Group – welcomes a new strategic leader to expand its presence in the Asia-Pacific region. 纽约  – 2022 年 5 月 XX 日  – ...

JRA’s Global Design Expansion Continues with Addition of Sam Xu in Asia-Pacific
25 May 2022

Former Royal Caribbean Cruises Executive Joins RWS Entertainment Group and Binder Casting as Senior Vice President, Talent Casting & Recruitment

RWS Entertainment Group, the world’s exclusive, full-service provider of award-winning guest experiences and attractions, taps former Royal Caribbean Cruises executive Ryan Saab for its new Senior Vice President, Talent Casting ...

Former Royal Caribbean Cruises Executive Joins RWS Entertainment Group and Binder Casting as Senior Vice President, Talent Casting & Recruitment
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