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Awards
Awards season

The Themed Entertainment Association’s Thea Awards were created to bring recognition to achievement, talent and personal excellence within the themed entertainment industry. Now entering their 26th year, we take a look at this year’s winners.


THE BUZZ PRICE THEA AWARD winner
Nancy Seruto, Shanghai Disney Resort Creative Executive
Walt Disney Imagineering

“Nancy Seruto brings a rare blend of business acumen and creative talent, plus the ability to lead highly creative and interdisciplinary teams in a way that brings out the best in those around her. She has also been an active leader involved in promoting cultural exchange and supporting initiatives that foster inclusivity. Her 30+ year career has taken her around the world and touched pretty much every discipline and market sector of themed entertainment, including theatre and performing arts, touring exhibits, museums, theme parks, retail, restaurants, live events and casinos.” - Judging panel

Recognising a lifetime of achievements, the Buzz Price Award this year goes to Nancy Seruto
THEA CLASSIC winner:
Pageant of the Masters
Laguna Beach, CA, US

One of the most unique productions in the world, the Pageant of the Masters blends live performance, storytelling and the theatre arts for an experience that has been enjoyed by some 140,000 guests. Taking place every summer since 1933, the show re-creates famous works of art over 90-minutes, with a live narrator guiding the audience through the story of each piece.

TEA PETER CHERNACK DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD winner:
Wendy Heimann-Nunes
Nolan Heimann LLP
Wendy Heimann-Nunes Nolan Heimann LLP

Honouring the late Peter Chernack and recognising exceptional volunteer service to the Association, the Distinguished Service Award this year goes to Wendy Heimann-Nunes

THEA AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT winners:
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Universal

Attraction Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
Universal Orlando, USA

Theme Park Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi
UAE

Museum, Limited Budget The Cool Planet Experience
Wicklow, Ireland

Family Entertainment Center Wonderbox at Paradise City
Incheon, South Korea

Museum Upgrade Fram Museum
Oslo, Norway

Museum Exhibit The Hebrew Bible Experience,Museum of the Bible
Washington DC, US

Connected Immersion Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds
London, England

Connected Immersion, Limited Budget Poverty Encounter, Children’s Hunger Fund
Sylmar, CA, US

Attraction, Limited Budget Popcorn Revenge
Walibi, Belgium

Walibi’s Popcorn Revenge

Brand Experience The Google Assistant Ride,
2019 CES Trade Show
Las Vegas, NV, US

Attraction Le Premier Royaume,
Grand Parc du Puy du Fou
Les Epesses, France

Live Show Spectacular The Legend of the Gods, Huaxiacheng Tourism Scenic Area
Weihai Huaxia City, Shandong, China

Attraction Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run
Disneyland Resort, CA, US

New Park Land Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Disneyland Resort, CA, US

Technical Innovation Christie Eclipse 4K RGB Pure Laser Projector

The 26th annual Thea Awards will be formally presented in Anaheim, California, this April during the TEA Thea Awards Gala, which takes place during the annual TEA Summit. For more information go to www.teaconnect.org

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Awards
Awards season

The Themed Entertainment Association’s Thea Awards were created to bring recognition to achievement, talent and personal excellence within the themed entertainment industry. Now entering their 26th year, we take a look at this year’s winners.


THE BUZZ PRICE THEA AWARD winner
Nancy Seruto, Shanghai Disney Resort Creative Executive
Walt Disney Imagineering

“Nancy Seruto brings a rare blend of business acumen and creative talent, plus the ability to lead highly creative and interdisciplinary teams in a way that brings out the best in those around her. She has also been an active leader involved in promoting cultural exchange and supporting initiatives that foster inclusivity. Her 30+ year career has taken her around the world and touched pretty much every discipline and market sector of themed entertainment, including theatre and performing arts, touring exhibits, museums, theme parks, retail, restaurants, live events and casinos.” - Judging panel

Recognising a lifetime of achievements, the Buzz Price Award this year goes to Nancy Seruto
THEA CLASSIC winner:
Pageant of the Masters
Laguna Beach, CA, US

One of the most unique productions in the world, the Pageant of the Masters blends live performance, storytelling and the theatre arts for an experience that has been enjoyed by some 140,000 guests. Taking place every summer since 1933, the show re-creates famous works of art over 90-minutes, with a live narrator guiding the audience through the story of each piece.

TEA PETER CHERNACK DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD winner:
Wendy Heimann-Nunes
Nolan Heimann LLP
Wendy Heimann-Nunes Nolan Heimann LLP

Honouring the late Peter Chernack and recognising exceptional volunteer service to the Association, the Distinguished Service Award this year goes to Wendy Heimann-Nunes

THEA AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT winners:
Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure at Universal

Attraction Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
Universal Orlando, USA

Theme Park Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi
UAE

Museum, Limited Budget The Cool Planet Experience
Wicklow, Ireland

Family Entertainment Center Wonderbox at Paradise City
Incheon, South Korea

Museum Upgrade Fram Museum
Oslo, Norway

Museum Exhibit The Hebrew Bible Experience,Museum of the Bible
Washington DC, US

Connected Immersion Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds
London, England

Connected Immersion, Limited Budget Poverty Encounter, Children’s Hunger Fund
Sylmar, CA, US

Attraction, Limited Budget Popcorn Revenge
Walibi, Belgium

Walibi’s Popcorn Revenge

Brand Experience The Google Assistant Ride,
2019 CES Trade Show
Las Vegas, NV, US

Attraction Le Premier Royaume,
Grand Parc du Puy du Fou
Les Epesses, France

Live Show Spectacular The Legend of the Gods, Huaxiacheng Tourism Scenic Area
Weihai Huaxia City, Shandong, China

Attraction Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run
Disneyland Resort, CA, US

New Park Land Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Disneyland Resort, CA, US

Technical Innovation Christie Eclipse 4K RGB Pure Laser Projector

The 26th annual Thea Awards will be formally presented in Anaheim, California, this April during the TEA Thea Awards Gala, which takes place during the annual TEA Summit. For more information go to www.teaconnect.org

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COMPANY PROFILES
WhiteWater

WhiteWater was born in 1980 to create places where families unite and make joyful lasting memories [more...]
Alterface

Alterface’s Creative Division team is seasoned in concept and ride development, as well as storyte [more...]
IAAPA EMEA

IAAPA Expo Europe is owned and produced by IAAPA, The Global Association for the Attractions Industr [more...]
Painting With Light

By combining lighting, video, scenic and architectural elements, sound and special effects we tell s [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Triotech and Benoit Cornet’s Bold Move to collaborate on breakthrough innovative media-based attractions
Triotech has announced a breakthrough alliance with Benoit Cornet and Bold Move to bring a new collaborative approach to the design of media-based attractions – with an emphasis on adding value for operators. [more...]
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05-07 May 2021

TEA SATE Europe 2020

PortAventura World, Tarragona, Spain
09 Jun 2021

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The Venetian Macao, Macao, China
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