The Disneyland Resort played host to the usual tuneful pirates and hitchhiking ghosts this past weekend, but what visitors may not have noticed among all those carelessly pushed strollers were the 800 or so artists gathered for one of the most respected awards ceremonies of the themed entertainment industry.

The honorees were announced months ago, so there was no envelope-opening suspense when attractions and creations such as Pandora — The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida or Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! in Anaheim’s Disney California Adventure were saluted at the industry gathering, presented by the Themed Entertainment Assn.