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TEA blog

29 July 2015
Matt Earnest, Thomas Fo, Deanna Francl, James Grady, Richard Hebert, Chris Russell to speak at TEA SATE 2015, Sept 17-18, Pittsburgh

SATE: STORYTELLING + ARCHITECTURE + TECHNOLOGY = EXPERIENCE SATE is the annual Experience Design conference of the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ). SATE '15 is hosted Sept 17-18 at Carnegie Mellon ...

25 July 2015
TEA community turns out in force for Bezark open house

Adam Bezark of The Bezark Company delivered this report on the firm's July 23 open house, "A Midsummer Night's Magic," celebrating their new headquarters in Atwater Village in metropolitan Los ...

16 July 2015
From the President – The “five people” in the themed entertainment business

by Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) International Board President Steve Birket of Birket Engineering There are only five people in this themed entertainment business. I have long noticed, beginning in ...

16 July 2015
David Willrich explains: TEA mixers are good for your business health and your morale

A recent TEA mixer took place at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, Leavesden: The Making of Harry Potter, as part of a "London Day Out" with the TEA Europe & ...

15 July 2015
The TEA Advantage: "Dear David, I'm feeling very inspired" - Alex Ogle

Dear David: As a new TEA member and someone who is not yet directly working in the industry, I was very intimidated by the idea of going to the SeaWorld ...

08 July 2015
TEA members explore behind the scenes at SeaWorld San Diego

New developments at SeaWorld San Diego - Explorer's Reef and the new entrance plaza - were the focus of a day at the park open to Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ...

08 July 2015
In France, 64 join TEA group to visit Puy du Fou, the unique historical theme park and Thea Award recipient

"One of the benefits of membership in the Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) is their organization of visits to some of the best the world has to offer, to ...

02 July 2015
TEA & the Asian attractions industry: Growth & success at IAAPA Hong Kong

Jennie Nevin , TEA COO reports:  Themed Entertainment Association ( TEA ) participation in IAAPA’s Asian Attractions Expo, Hong Kong, 16-19 June 2015 was a powerful boost to the Association’s ...

10 June 2015
TEA SATE '15 design conference Sept 17-18, CMU Pittsburgh

Clockwise from top left: SATE '15 Co-Chair Shirley Saldamarco of CMU/ETC; Experience Chair Cory Rouse of WDI; Architecture Chair Anthony Van Dam of Forrec; SATE '15 Co-Chair Loren Barrows of ...

09 June 2015
When Harry Met Jennie, it was at the TEA EME Division London Day Out and Park World took notice

Many thanks to Park World magazine and editor Owen Ralph for running this cleverly titled story about the recent London Day Out organized by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Europe & ...

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20 Jul 2015
Exclusive: Still more to come from Dreamland, says architect

Following last month's launch of heritage theme park Dreamland in Margate 11 years after its closure, Gary Reynolds, director at Ray Hole Architects, has said the development is still “very ...

20 Jul 2015
Simworx Acquires RoboCoaster to Create Next Generation Media Based Attractions

“We will continue to focus on delivering technical excellence..."...

Source: Blooloop
17 Jul 2015
Rock Legends Night Ranger to Celebrate America at SeaWorld Orlando

Orlando, FL, USA (July 17, 2015) – This week, the “Celebrating America” Concert Series at SeaWorld Orlando announces Night Ranger for the July 25 – 26 weekend. Celebrating more than ...

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