The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has honored the Disney Parks with several awards. This comes on the heels of a very busy and successful year for the Walt Disney Company in regards to its theme parks. Earlier this year Pandora opened in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort. At the Disneyland Resort Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! opened this spring and has received high acclaim. According to the Disney Parks Blog, it has the highest guest satisfaction rate at the Disneyland Resort! Last year, Frozen Ever After brought the magic of Arendelle to the Norway Pavilion at Epcot.
“Disney Parks have a long legacy of innovation and storytelling, and our teams continue to push the boundaries from blue sky concept through opening day and beyond,” said Bob Weis, President, Walt Disney Imagineering. “I’m so proud of the Imagineers and Live Entertainment teams who are constantly working to redefine excellence and bring those next level experiences to our guests. It’s an enormous team effort.”
These new attractions each received rewards from the Themed Entertainment Association.
Pandora – The World of Avatar
This new themed area that covers 12 acres received two awards from the Themed Entertainment Association. The first Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement was in regards to the land itself with the “Theme Park Area Development,” award. The second was for the Flights of Passage attraction which received the award for outstanding attraction. This attraction currently has the highest guest satisfaction rating at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!
Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! was given the award for “Attraction Reimagining.” This attraction has riders teaming up with Rocket Raccoon to rescue the Guardians of the Galaxy from the Collector.
Frozen Ever After
Frozen Ever After also received an award for “Attraction Reimagining.” This attraction takes guests on a ride through the kingdom of Arendelle and into the story of Frozen. It can be experienced in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot.
“Our teams continue to raise the bar offering new experiences and adventures leaving guests wondering, ‘how did Disney do that?’” said Bob Chapek, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “We do all of this for our guests, and we’re thrilled with what they’re telling us about our new lands and attractions. These awards are one more well-deserved recognition for our cast and Imagineers.”
What do you think of these awards for these attractions? Which of these attractions have you experienced? Which one was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!