Less than six months since opening, Shanghai Disneyland and its world-class attractions and live entertainment have been recognized with multiple international awards during the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016 hosted in Orlando, where more than 30,000 attractions industry professionals from across the globe gathered together this week. The newest Disney destination was honored with four awards from the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) this year.
TEA presented three Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement to Shanghai Disneyland, recognizing its excellence in the themed entertainment industry. Awards included:
-- Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement – Theme Park.
-- Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure received a Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement – Attraction.
-- Camp Discovery received a Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement – Attraction.
The theme park also won the 2016 IAAPA Brass Ring Award which honors excellence in live entertainment and more across the globe.
-- Ignite the Dream – A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light was named the Most Creative Multimedia Spectacular this year, a stunning example of Disney’s rich legacy of storytelling and innovation with breathtaking projections, lasers and fountains and more that continues to awaken the dreamer inside of every guest.
“These awards are a perfect demonstration of the relentless creativity and innovation that only Disney Cast and Imagineers can deliver,” said Philippe Gas, General Manager of Shanghai Disney Resort. “We are extremely pleased with the feedback we’ve been receiving every day since our opening and proud to see how guests enjoy the spectacular attractions and live entertainment throughout our park.”
Shanghai Disneyland, opened on June 16 of this year, preserves the best of Walt Disney’s original vision, while pioneering a host of dazzling new innovations. The theme park seamlessly integrated culture, technology and creativity to deliver a guest experience that is authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese. Shanghai Disneyland welcomed four million guests in its first four months of operation, and has already broke ground on its seventh themed land – a new Toy Story Land this month, a clear sign of the early success of the park. TEA recognized Shanghai Disneyland as “a massive and successful, state-of-the-art world-class achievement with groundbreaking technology and creative design, production and execution.”
TEA is the international non-profit association representing the world’s leading creators, developers, designers and producers of compelling places and experiences worldwide. The organization’s annual Thea Awards are an international symbol of excellence in the themed entertainment industry and serve as a tribute to the incredible work of all Cast Members and Imagineers at Disney.
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) represents the industry as the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities worldwide, with more than 4,500 facilities, suppliers, and individual members from more than 97 countries. IAAPA presents the prestigious IAAPA Brass Ring Awards every year to honor and mark achievements of excellence throughout the global attractions industry.
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