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Jeremy Railton Among Many Honorees At THEA Awards

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) recently announced the recipients of the 23rd annual Thea Awards. Presented by Chimelong Group, the awards will be presented at a formal gala in Anaheim on April 22, 2017. 

In memoriam of past TEA president Peter Chernack, the TEA Service Award has been renamed  TEA Peter Chernack Distinguished Service Award. TEA awarded Chernack of The Chernack Group as a posthumous honor.

This year, TEA Thea Awards committee also created a new category: Connected Immersion, for the technical advancements and social connectivity that "are reinventing our notion of storytelling and immersion."

Check out the other award winners below, and read more about TEA Thea Awards on their website.

Jeremy Railton, founder/chairman of EDC

The Buzz Price Thea Award, recognizing a lifetime of distinguished achievements

Jeremy Railton, founder and chairman of Entertainment Design Corporation (EDC)

Thea Classic

WaterWorld – A Live Sea War Spectacular, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City CA, USA

Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement (AOA)

Technology on a Limited Budget: WhiteWater’s Slideboarding

Innovative Ride System: Mack Ride Systems’ Suspended Power Coaster

Attraction: 5D Castle Theatre, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, Zuhai, China

Live Event Spectacular on a Limited Budget: Décrocher la Lune, La Louviere, Belgium

Connected Immersion on a Limited Budget: Ghost Post, Disneyland Parks & Resorts

Connected Immersion on a Limited Budget: House of Eternal Return by Meow Wolf, Santa Fe NM, USA

Immersive Museum Exhibit: Touring: Meet Vincent Van Gogh Experience, Developed by the Van Gogh Museum

Themed Food & Beverage Experience: Springfield USA, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City CA, USA

Museum Exhibit on a Limited Budget: Transformations, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach CA, USA

Connected Immersion in Education: Senate Immersion Module, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, Boston MA, USA

Live Show: Le Dernier Panache, Puy du Fou, Les Epesses, France

Eco-Friendly Destination: Center Parcs Le Bois Aux Daims, Les Trois-Moutiers, France

Theme Park: Shanghai Disneyland, China

Attraction: Camp Discovery, Shanghai Disneyland, China

Attraction: Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure, Shanghai Disneyland, China

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