TSPP is back at the 2014 Thea Awards and TEA Summit for more conversation on the award recipients. This episode is all about the SPECTACULAR!  Discussion on the creative process behind Universal Studios Japan’s The Song of an Angel with Mike Davis (Executive Producer of Universal Studios Japan), The Fire Test at the Dutch Railway Museum (De Vuurproef, Het Spoorwegmuseum) with Paul Van Vlijmen (Director of Het Spoorwegmuseum) & Evelien Pieterse (Exhibition Coordinator), Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson ONE with Welby Altidor (Director of Creation-Images, Events and Lifestyle division of Cirque du Soleil), conversation on theme park “baby boom" market research with Jill Bensley (President of JB Research Company) & NormaLynn Cutler (Principle of Cutler Enterprises), and the deep purposes behind Audio-Animatronics with Thea Lifetime Achievement recipients Garner Holt (Founder of Garner Holt Productions) and Bob Gurr (Disney Legend/Former Imagineer).  Remembering the amazing Thea Award recipients of 2014 and preparing you for the 2015 announcements at IAAPA (TEA Booth, 2pm ET, November 19, 2014).  Enjoy!


  • 00:08:18  The Song of an Angel, Universal Japan
  • 00:27:30  Dutch railway museum
  • 00:48:43  Cirque de soleil
  • 01:04:59  TE development, target audiences
  • 01:24:42  Garner Holt, Bob Gurr; Animatronics