Disney Parks, Experiences And Merchandise Awarded For Business Excellence

This week, throughout the Worldwide Affiliation of Amusement Parks and Points of interest (IAAPA) Expo, the Themed Leisure Affiliation (TEA) introduced Disney Parks, Experiences and Merchandise will obtain three prestigious Thea Awards in 2023. As well as, Disney Parks, Experiences and Merchandise additionally obtained 9 Brass Ring Awards, which acknowledge world innovation and the unwavering spirit of the trade.

“I’m so happy with our groups who proceed to thrill our visitors and customers by pushing trade boundaries,” mentioned Josh D’Amaro, chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences and Merchandise. “These accolades illustrate our legacy of innovation, as evidenced by initiatives that opened 50 years aside being awarded collectively.”

The revolutionary trip expertise Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will obtain a Thea Award for Excellent Achievement. Essentially the most immersive Star Wars expertise ever created, it integrates bodily, digital, and dwell leisure parts into one cohesive story that performs out over the course of a number of days and nights. As well as, the “Important Avenue Electrical Parade” will obtain the Thea Basic Award, which acknowledges an expertise that has stood the take a look at of time. The “Important Avenue Electrical Parade” celebrated its fiftieth anniversary earlier this yr. Tokyo DisneySea will obtain the Liseberg Applause Award, which acknowledges excellent theme parks worldwide.

Recognizing her modern spirit and a number of accomplishments within the subject, Disney Reside Leisure Inventive Director Susana Tubert will obtain the Thea Catalyst Award, reserved for a person who has achieved an actual and optimistic impression on the trade. Primarily based on the Disneyland Resort, Tubert is a inventive chief who conjures up inventive risk-taking with an emphasis on story and relevancy, and has contributed her expertise, management, and expertise to the event of beloved reveals together with “Story of the Lion King,” “Important Avenue Electrical Parade,” “Collectively Perpetually – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular,” and different extremely profitable and immersive cultural celebrations and occasions, resembling Disney Pageant of Holidays, “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!,” Lunar New 12 months Celebration, Plaza de la Familia, Pixar Fest, and “Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration.” Tubert was additionally a inventive contributor to the latest updates to the Jungle Cruise attraction.

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“I want to thank TEA and IAAPA for these wonderful recognitions—and most significantly, for his or her steadfast dedication to advancing our trade and preserving us linked globally,” mentioned Barbara Bouza, president, Walt Disney Imagineering. “As our Imagineering and Reside Leisure groups proceed to ship magic and encourage humanity, it’s an honor to be acknowledged by our colleagues and mates around the globe. I’d additionally like to provide a particular shoutout to this yr’s Thea Catalyst Award recipient, Susana Tubert, who continues to be an influential and provoking chief.”

For Reside Leisure Excellence, the next Disney Reside Leisure initiatives obtained Brass Ring Awards:

  • Finest Theatrical Manufacturing – “Story of the Lion King” at Disneyland Resort
  • Most Inventive Christmas/Vacation Present – “Mickey’s Dazzling Christmas Parade” at Disneyland Paris
  • Most Inventive Halloween Hang-out, Present or Expertise – “Let’s Get Depraved” at Hong Kong Disneyland
  • Most Inventive Multimedia Spectacular – “Harmonious” at EPCOT
  • Most Inventive Property-Broad Occasion – Disneyland Paris thirtieth Anniversary Celebration

“This yr’s Brass Ring and Thea Awards really converse to the facility of dwell leisure and the constant high quality of labor of the staff I’ve the privilege to steer,” mentioned David Lightbody, Senior Vice President, Disney Reside Leisure. “We’re honored and grateful to obtain these trade recognitions.”

For Video games and Merchandise Excellence, and Meals & Beverage Excellence, the next merchandise obtained Brass Ring Awards:

  • Finest Attire Merchandise – Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Cassette Participant Shoulder Bag
  • Finest Exhausting Good Merchandise – Halcyon Starcruiser Coaching Lightsaber Hilt
  • Finest Plush Merchandise – Groot Scented Plush
  • Finest New Menu Merchandise – Chocolate Mighty Thor’s Hammer at The Ganachery at Disney Springs
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