Media Advisory: Themed Entertainment Summit & Thea Awards April 1-2, Disneyland Resort

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Top events of the global theme park & attractions industry showcase people and projects including Philippe de Villiers/Puy du Fou; Keith James/JRA; Disney Paint the Night; V&A Museum; Fountain of Dreams/ECA2; One World Observatory, LAX, SpongeBob/MoodyGardens/Nickelodeon and more. Superstars of themed entertainment converge on Anaheim for this prestigious weekend - qualified members of the media are invited to contact TEA to arrange attendance.

These annual events offer unique opportunities to meet industry leaders and learn about the best recent visitor attractions around the world - direct from the mouths of the project owners and designers.

The TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) - global association for the makers of compelling places and experiences - invites members of the press to look into the TEA Summit & Thea Awards held at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim April 1-2. These annual events offer unique opportunities to meet industry leaders and learn about the best recent visitor attractions around the world - direct from the mouths of the project owners and designers. April 1 TEA Summit sessions will showcase projects and people being honored the following evening, April 2 at the TEA Thea Awards.

The 2016 TEA Thea Awards are presented by Chimelong Group.

Pre-registration is required for all events.

There is a VIP press reception on April 2, 5-6 pm prior to the Thea Awards Gala, with Thea Awards recipients and TEA leadership.

List of 2016 Thea Awards recipients appears below.

More information about the TEA Summit: http://bit.ly/1WrSbyy
More information about the TEA Thea Awards: http://bit.ly/1LknGmD

2016 THEA AWARDS RECIPIENTS - Summit showcase on April 1, Awards Gala on April 2:

The Buzz Price Thea Award – Recognizing a Lifetime of Distinguished Achievements
Keith James, Owner/CEO, Jack Rouse Associates    
Thea Classic Award

San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park (San Diego, CA, USA)

Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement (AOA):

One World Observatory (New York, NY, USA) - Attraction
SpongeBob SubPants Adventure, Moody Gardens (Galveston, TX, USA) - Attraction
Les Amoureux de Verdun, Puy du Fou (Les Epesses, France) - Attraction, Limited Budget
Foresta Lumina, Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook (Coaticook, QC, Canada) - Interactive Attraction, Limited Budget
Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden (Dallas, TX, USA) - Science/Discovery Garden
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK) - Museum Exhibit
Inspector Training Course, Discovery Cube Los Angeles - Science/Discovery Experience, Limited Budget
Fountain of Dreams (Wuyishan, China) - Event Spectacular
Disney Paint the Night, Hong Kong Disneyland & Disneyland (Hong Kong & Anaheim) - Parade Spectacular
Gantom Torch Technology - Technology, Limited Budget
Geppetto Animation Control System - Technology Breakthrough
Manufacturing Innovation, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, The Henry Ford (Dearborn, MI, USA) - Brand Experience, Limited Budget
Moments of Happiness at World of Coca-Cola (Atlanta, GA, USA) - Corporate Visitor Center Rehab, Limited Budget
Integrated Environmental Media System at LAX (Los Angeles, CA, USA) - Environmental Media Experience

TEA Distinguished Service Award
John Robinett, Senior Vice President - Economics, AECOM

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