And the Award Goes to...
AOA is proud and honored to have played a lead role in bringing to life the Thea Award winning Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge received the 2020 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement - New Park Land. The groundbreaking new land is a truly immersive experience that drops you right into the Star Wars saga, letting visitors live out your very own Star Wars story. The story driven experience lets you explore the Black Spire Outpost of the planet Batuu, where every level of the experience immerses you deeper into the story. Whether it is flying the Millennium Falcon, sipping on some blue milk, or rising against the First Order, Galaxy’s Edge transports you to a “galaxy far, far away”.
The Oscars of the themed entertainment industry, the Thea Awards are regarded as the industry’s highest honor and a symbol of excellence. We congratulate Walt Disney Imagineering for this achievement and are thankful that our team of Show Set Designers and Technical Directors had the opportunity to help develop the rich, “in-world” details which brought Galaxy’s Edge to life. Galaxy’s Edge not only broke the mold, but has set the bar for all future experiences.
AOA is honored to have had a hand in many other award-winning projects.
THEMED ENTERTAINMENT ASSOCIATION AWARDS
2020 Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge - Show Set Design and Technical Direction
2019 Volcano Bay - Project Management
2018 Frozen Ever After - Field Art Direction and Technical Direction
2018 Avatar Flight of Passage - Field Art Direction and Technical Direction
2017 Shanghai Disneyland - Project Management and Technical Direction
2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle of the Sunken Treasure - Project Management
2017 Pandora - The World of Avatar - Field Direction and Technical Direction
2015 The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Diagon Alley - Theatrical Design and Production Lead
2015 Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts - Special Effects Design and Production
2011 Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey - Special Effects Design and Production
2011 The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Hogsmeade - Special Effects Design and Production
2007 Expedition Everest - Theatrical Design and Production Lead
2005 Mission: SPACE - Project Management
2005 Lucky the Dinosaur - Theatrical Design and Production Lead
2001 Millennium Village Experience - Project Management
2000 Animator's Palate - Production Design and Manager
2000 Test Track Presented by GM - Theatrical Design and Production Lead
1999 Animal Kingdom - Theatrical Design and Production Lead
1998 Encounter Restaurant at LAX - Theatrical Design and Production Lead