Wednesday, November 18, 2009

TEA Announces Award Recipients

The Themed Entertainment Association has announced the winners of it's 16th annual TEA Awards during the busy 2009 IAAPA Expo in Las Vegas.

"The prestigious Thea Awards recognize and honor excellence in the creation of outstanding visitor experiences, attractions, exhibits and places. The Theas honor the vision and dedication of the project owner while bestowing and recording credits for the work of the designers, technicians, vendors and suppliers who realize the project."

Among the winners of an Award of Outstanding Achievement was Toy Story Mania at two Disney Parks, Disaster! at Universal Studios Orlando, and the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, PA.

A lifetime achievement award also went to Mark Fuller, co-founder of WET Design, the company behind some of the most amazing water fountains I've had the pleasure to see.

For a full detail of all the winners and background information on each, see this news release.