TEA Summit bringing theme park creative leaders to Anaheim

March 29, 2019, 12:37 PM · The creative leaders of the theme park industry will gather at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim in two weeks for the annual Themed Entertainment Association Summit and Awards Gala. The highlight of the three-day event on April 11-13 will be the presentation of the Thea Awards on Saturday night, where Universal Creative's Mark Woodbury will be honored with the TEA's Buzz Price lifetime achievement award.

But the TEA Summit isn't all about looking back. The focus remains on learning and networking to help create even more artistically and commercially successful attractions in the future. The members-only first day of the Summit will focus on the business of themed entertainment, while the second day, open to non-members as well, will focus on case studies.

The first day will feature a keynote from economist Lauren Saidel-Baker and a presentation by Mark Woodbury. Second-day case studies will include Universal Creatives' Justin Schwartz and Dale Mason talking about Volcano Bay, Six Flags' Les Hudson and Sally Corporation's Rich Hill talking about Justice League: Battle for Metropolis, Walt Disney Imagineering's Owen Yoshino and Pixar's Roger Gould talking about the Nemo & Friends SeaRider overlay at Tokyo DisneySea, Universal's Mike Davis and Matthew Preston Jones talking about the Universal Spectacle Night Parade at Universal Studios Japan, and Intel's Anil V. Nanduri and Daniel Gurdan talking about the company's Shooting Star drones.

Then on Saturday, it's time to present the Thea Awards, which were first announced at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando last fall. Tickets for the Summit on April 11-12 are available via the TEA's website, as are tickets to the Awards Gala.

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March 29, 2019 at 12:41 PM

Going to be great!

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