Disney Parks Entertainment Honored with Industry Awards

On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) announced their annual Thea Award winners. TEA has honored the “Paint the Night” Parade (featured at Hong Kong Disneyland and Disneyland in California) with the Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement – Parade Spectacular.
“Paint the Night” brings Disney’s electrical parade legacy into the 21st century with innovative floats, vibrant costumes, dazzling special effects, and more.

As part of their announcement, TEA said, “The new Disney ‘Paint the Night’ is a marvel of lighting technology, creative artistry, storytelling, showmanship, live performance, and interactivity, centered around beloved Disney characters, both recent and classic.”

TEA is an international non-profit association, representing the world’s leading creators, developers, designers and producers of compelling places and experiences. Thea Awards will be given out at an awards ceremony at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California, on April 2, 2016.

Additionally, at their annual gathering in Orlando, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) awarded their 2015 Brass Ring Awards for Live Entertainment Excellence, extending additional honors to the “Paint the Night” Parade with an award in the category of Best Multimedia Spectacular.

IAAPA also presented a Brass Ring Award to “King Triton’s Concert” at Tokyo DisneySea Park in Japan, in the category of “Best Overall Production: $1 Million or more.” “King Triton’s Concert” brings to life the under the sea world of “The Little Mermaid” with music, songs, dynamic performances and sensational special effects. The show opened in April 2015 and is presented several times daily at the park’s Mermaid Lagoon Theater.

IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities and attractions, and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the attractions industry. The IAAPA Brass Ring Awards mark achievements of excellence throughout the global attractions industry.

Congratulations to all who worked so hard to bring these wonderful projects to life at Disney Parks!

PHOTOS: © 2015 Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. All Rights Reserved.


  1. Sometimes it feels like Disneyworld is treated like the poor cousin, getting the leftovers after Disneyland and company have already had the new rides/shows....

  2. Recently went to Disneyland for first time in a dozen years (as opposed to 1, 2 trips a year to WDW)
    I'm convinced: Disneyland is the better resort. Only thing it doesn't have is an Animal Kingdom environment.

    Every version of the e tickets is better at Disneyland.

    It's a good thing these awards don't factor in IT/web site though: Disneys online 'experience' can be quite horrific.

  3. Of course the website is horrific. They fired all the American workers and replaced them with H-1B visa workers. Things got cheaper, but the quality will never go up.


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