Thursday, July 29, 2021

VIDEO: Interviews from the 2019 TEA Summit

InPark’s Joe Kleiman spoke with some of the Day One presenters at the Themed Entertainment Association‘s 2019 TEA Summit, along with a couple of TEA board and committee members.

Pete Owens, VP of Marketing and Public Relations at Dollywood, talks about the park receiving this year’s Thea Classic Award from the TEA, the new Wildwood Grove, the important relationship of Dollywood with the surrounding community, and butterflies.

Juliette Feld Grossman, COO of Feld Entertainment, talks with InPark’s Joe Kleiman about the company’s new partnership with Cedar Fair and the success of New York’s Trolls attraction.

Tim Morrow, CEO of the San Antonio Zoo, talks about saving a local children’s park how working in theme parks prepared him for running a zoo, and the challenges and future for the San Antonio Zoo.

Clara Rice of JRA and Adam Bezark of the Bezark Company share how the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has helped shape the industry and benefited their companies.

Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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