01 December 2011

Turtles and Cruise Ships are the new black: More notes from IAAPA

Turtles and Cruise Ships are the new black: More notes from IAAPA
At left: Patsy Tillisch, principal of EDG. She is holding the press release announcing the 18th Annual Thea Awards recipients, who were announced during IAAPA by the Themed Entertainment Association. Patsy, a former Disney Imagineer, is a longtime colleague of Joe Rohde, who was named for the Buzz Price Thea Award, a lifetime achievement nod. She worked closely with him in the creation of Disney's Animal Kingdom. Since Joe wasn't around to be photographed in conjunction with the announcement, I asked Patsy to pose in his honor.

Click the link to find out more about the Thea Awards and the full list of recipients, to see more pictures and to read numerous news items and commentary about sessions, people, companies and ideas encountered at IAAPA 2011 in Orlando - and why turtles and cruise ships are the new black. Photo by Judith Rubin; all rights reserved.