The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) is currently recognizing some of the world's greatest achievements in creative places and experiences at the annual TEA Summit and Thea Case Studies in Anaheim, CA from Thursday, April 11 through Saturday, April 13. Announced in November, this year's TEA Thea Awards recipients will be formally awarded at the 25th annual black-tie gala, presented by Chimelong, on Saturday evening.
Mark Woodbury, Vice Chairman of Universal Parks & Resorts and President of Universal Creative, is the keynote speaker for the TEA Summit and the recipient of the Buzz Price Thea Award, recognizing a lifetime of distinguished achievements. Michel Linet-Frion, Creative & Innovation Director for Pierre & Vacances Développement, is the recipient for the TEA Peter Chernack Distinguished Service Award, recognizing exceptional volunteer service to the Association.
Among this year's recipients are: Disney, for Nemo & Friends SeaRider submarine ride complete with motion and visual effects at Tokyo DisneySea in Japan; Universal Studios Japan for its Spectacle Night Parade, which immerses guests in an experience filled with the characters, settings, and music from Harry Potter, Transformers, Jurassic World and Despicable Me Minions; and Universal Orlando Resort's Volcano Bay, a Polynesian-inspired, water theme park featuring four villages, 18 attractions, six restaurants, retail, sand beaches, and a 200' tall Krakatau Volcano.
Explore more of the creations from the 25th Annual TEA Thea Awards recipients in the slideshow.