From the Disney Parks Blog

Earlier today, the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) announced the winners of the 18th Annual Thea Awards, recognizing excellence in the creation of extraordinary visitor experiences, attractions, exhibits and places. We’re thrilled that the following projects were all honored:

Star Tours at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde

Also, Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde was honored with The Buzz Price Thea Award – Recognizing a Lifetime of Distinguished Achievements, including his work as executive designer on both Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the recently-opened Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa at Ko Olina, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, among many other projects he has worked on throughout his 30-year involvement at Walt Disney Imagineering.

Joe and each of these winning projects will be honored at the Thea Awards ceremony, a black-tie gala to be held March 17, 2012, at the Disneyland Hotel.

Congratulations to all of our Thea Award winners!