Wednesday, November 19, 2014

DLP WDS Wins 2014 THEA Award for "Best Themed Restaurant"... but Universal Wins "Best Attraction" Award for Escape From Gringotts

That's it, the 2014 THEA Awards ( the equivalent for theme parks and museums of Hollywood Academy Awards ) have been announced at Orlando IAAPA Expo and Disneyland Paris got the "best themed restaurant  award" for the Ratatouille "Chez Rémy" restaurant, which it fully deserves. However DLP WDS didn't get the "best attraction award" for the Ratatouille ride, which is going to Universal for the Escape From Gringotts ride, which as you'll probably agree was a tough competitor. Disney also got the "Classic award" for It's a Small World.

Below, the full list of awards, in each category.

THE BUZZ PRICE THEA AWARD – Recognizing a Lifetime of Distinguished Achievements
Ron Miziker, Miziker Entertainment Group

"it's a small world," Disneyland (Anaheim, Calif. USA)


Paragon Award : Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Studios Florida (Orlando)  (especially Diagon Alley, Hogwarts Express, and shops and restaurants)

Attraction : Harry Potter & The Escape from Gringotts, Universal Studios Florida (Orlando)

Technical Excellence : Interactive Wands – Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Studios Florida

Attraction Rehab on a Limited Budget : The Time Machine, Parc du Futuroscope (Poitiers, France)

Theme Park : Chimelong Ocean Kingdom (Zhuhai, China)

New Park Land, Limited Budget : Gratassland “The Land of the Little Grey Tractor,” Kongeparken (Norway)

Attraction, Limited Budget : Wilderness Explorers, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World (Orlando)

Themed Restaurant : Bistrot Chez Remy, Walt Disney Studios Park (Disneyland Paris)

Extraordinary Cultural Achievement : National September 11 Memorial Museum (New York City, USA)

Museum Exhibit : Wonder Rooms at Gemeentemuseum (The Hague)

Museum Exhibition, Limited Budget : Nature Lab, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Event Spectacular : The Legend of Lady White Snake (Zhenjiang, China)

Live Show, Limited Budget : The Grand Hall Experience at Saint Louis Union Station (Saint Louis, USA)

Event Spectacular : Wings of Time (Sentosa Island, Singapore)

Corporate Brand-Land : The StoryGarden at The Amorepacific Beauty Campus (Gyeonggi-do, South Korea)

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