This week, the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) announced that Nemo & Friends SeaRider at Tokyo DisneySea Park will receive a Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement. This popular, immersive experience allows guests to board a submersible that “shrinks” to the size of a fish and explore the wonderous world of marine life alongside Nemo, Dory and other characters from the Finding Nemo and Finding Dory films.
The Thea Awards were created by TEA in 1994 to recognize achievement, talent and personal excellence within the themed entertainment industry. The 25th Thea Awards Gala will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Disneyland Hotel where the awards will be presented.
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) also this week honored Disney Parks Live Entertainment and our Merchandise team with Brass Ring Awards.
Disney Cruise Line’s production of Beauty and the Beast aboard the Disney Dream was awarded Best Theatrical Production while Celebrate! Tokyo Disneyland at Tokyo Disneyland Park was awarded Most Creative Multimedia Spectacular. The Light Up Slinky Dog toy was honored as the Best Hard Good Item.
IAAPA presents Brass Ring Awards to honor excellence in food and beverage, games and retail, human resources, live entertainment, marketing, new products and exhibits.