lunes, 21 de noviembre de 2011

Empresas mexicanas y españolas premiadas en la IAAPA Attractions Expo 2011

La semana pasada tuvo lugar en Orlando la gran feria internacional de la industria de los parques de ocio, IAAPA Attractions Expo 2011. Y como cada año en esta ocasión se anunciaron los ganadores de dos premios prestigiosos en esta profesión: los Thea Awards (otorgados por TEA (Themed Entertainement Association)) y los Brass Ring Awards (otorgados por la propia IAAPA).

Entre los ganadores podemos destacar la presencia de varias empresas mexicanas y españolas.

A continuación la lista completa de los ganadores de los Brass Ring Awards y de los Thea Awards:

Brass Ring Awards
MARKETING EXCELLENCE

*Some marketing awards are divided into the following class distinctions: (Algunos premios están divididos en 4 categorías)

Class 1: Family Entertainment Centers (FECs) and attractions with annual attendance less than 250,000 (Centros de ocio de menos de 250.000 visitantes)
Class 2: Zoos and aquariums (Zoo y acuarios)
Class 3: Amusement parks and attractions—including waterparks—with annual attendance of 250,001-1 million (Parques de atracciones entre 250.001 y 1 millón de visitantes)
Class 4: Amusement parks and attractions—including waterparks—with annual attendance of more than 1 million (Parques de atracciones de más de 1 millón de visitantes anuales)

Television Commercial

Class 1: Selvatica, Cancun, Mexico; www.selvatica.com.mx
Class 2: Detroit Zoological Society, Royal Oak, Michigan, United States; www.detroitzoo.org
Class 3: Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; www.pne.ca
Class 4: Nickelodeon Universe, Bloomington, Minnesota; www.nickelodeonuniverse.com

Radio Commercial

Class 1: Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury, Connecticut, United States; http://quassy.com
Class 2: Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley, Minnesota, United States; www.mnzoo.org
Class 3: Wet 'n Wild- Emerald Pointe, Greensboro, North Carolina, United States; www.emeraldpointe.com
Class 4: Liseberg, Gothenburg, Sweden; www.liseberg.com

Print Advertising

Class 1: White Water, Branson, Missouri, United States; www.bransonwhitewater.com
Class 2: Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley, Minnesota, United States; www.mnzoo.org
Class 3: Evergreen Wings and Waves, McMinnville, Oregon, United States; www.evergreenmuseum.org/waterpark
Class 4: Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom; www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com

Outdoor Advertising

The Florida Aquarium, Tampa, Florida; www.flaquarium.org

Integrated Marketing

Kidzania de México SA de CV, México City, México; www.kidzania.com

Digital Marketing

Luna Park Sydney, Milsons Point, Australia; www.lunaparksydney.com

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT EXCELLENCE

Heartbeat Award

The Heartbeat Award recognizes the show that demonstrates superior overall ability in reaching the hearts of its audience.
Tala Takenya & The Legend of the Holy Forest, Fort Fun Abenteurland, Campagnie des Alpes; www.fortfun.de

Spirit Award

The Spirit Award recognizes IAAPA members committed to excellence in training and professional development in the area of entertainment.
Kristine Morgan, Busch Gardens Tampa, Tampa, Florida; www.buschgardens.com/bgt

Atmosphere/Street Show
“The Gem Tones,” Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States; www.dollywood.com

Edutainment
“Mad Marty,” Legoland California, Carlsbad, California, United States; www.california.legoland.com

Female Performer
Lindsay Karchawer, Hersheypark, Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States; www.hersheypark.com

Male Performer
Law Ho Tim, Ocean Park, Hong Kong, China; www.oceanpark.com.hk

Sports Show
“African Acrobats of Kenya,” Fantawild, Orlando, Florida, United States; www.fantawild.com

Production Less Than $25,000
“The Enchanted Treasure,” Legoland California, Carlsbad, California, United States; www.california.legoland.com

Production $25,000-$50,000
“Dr. Fright's CarnEvil,” Six Flags Over Georgia, Austell, Georgia, United States; www.sixflags.com/overGeorgia

Production $50,000-$100,000
“Vintervirvlar” Liseberg, Gothenburg, Sweden; www.liseberg.com

Production $100,000-$200,000
“The Majesty of Christmas,” Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio, Texas, United States; www.sixflags.com/fiestaTexas

Production $200,000-$400,000
“Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy,” Busch Gardens Tampa, Tampa, Florida, United States; www.buschgardens.com/bgt

Production $400,000-$700,000
“Sha-Kon-O-Hey! Land of Blue Smoke,” Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States; www.dollywood.com

Production $700,000-$1 Million
“Rockstars- The Battle,” Walibi Rhone-Alpes, Les Avenieres, France; www.walibi.com

Production $1 Million-plus
“The Magic, the Memories, and You!” Walt Disney World / Disneyland ; www.disney.com

HUMAN RESOURCES EXCELLENCE

Innovative Training Program (More Than 1 Million in Attendance)
Europa-Park GmbH & Co., Rust, Germany; Europa-Park GmbH & Co., Rust, Germany; www.europapark.de/lang-en

Innovative Training Program (Less Than 1 Million in Attendance)
Farah Leisure Excellence Academy, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; www.farahleisure.com/eng

Reward and Recognition Program (More Than 1 Million Annual Attendance)
Whiting’s Foods, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, California, United States; www.beachboardwalk.com

Reward and Recognition Program (Less Than 1 Million Annual Attendance)
Happylon, Saint-Petersburg, Russia; www.happylon.com

RETAIL EXCELLENCE

Hard Good (Over 1 Million Annual Attendance)
Xcaret, Cancún, México; www.xcaret.com (Excelencia en la venta)

Hard Good (Under 1 Million Annual Attendance)
Luna Park Sydney, Milsons Point, Australia; www.lunaparksydney.com

Soft Good (Over 1 Million Annual Attendance)
Millions of Memories/Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, California, United States; www.beachboardwalk.com

Soft Good (Under 1 Million Annual Attendance)
The London Dungeon, London, United Kingdom; www.the-dungeons.co.uk

Visual Display
Sea Life, Poole Dorset, United Kingdom; www.visitsealife.com

Judge’s Choice
&Beachfront Waterpark, Wildwood, New Jersey, United States; www.moreyspiers.com

TOP FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER (FEC)

North America
The Funplex Mount Laurel, Mount Laurel, NJ, USA; www.funplexmountlaurel.com

International
Infunity, Freeze Club & Bowl Room, Hawalli, Kuwait; www.funat360.com

The Following are announced at the show:

BEST NEW PRODUCT

Impact Award

The Impact Award recognizes the company for its product’s lasting impact in the industry.
Empex Watertoys, Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada www.watertoys.com

Major Theme/Amusement Park Ride/Attraction
Rocky Mountain Construction Group, Hayden, Idaho, USA; www.rockymtnconstruction.com

Kiddie Ride/Attraction
Spectrum Sports International, Hyde Park, Utah, USA; www.spectrumsports.com

Waterpark Ride/Attraction
Empex Watertoys, Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada www.watertoys.com

Family Entertainment Center Ride/Attraction
Art Attack, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; www.artattackfx.com

Coin-Operated Kiddie Ride
Falgas Industries Castelló d'Empúries (Girona), Spain; www.falgas.com (atracciones infantiles que se ponen en marcha gracias a una moneda)

Technology Applied to Amusement
accesso, LLC, Lake Mary, Florida, USA; www.accesso.com

Coin-Operated Arcade and Redemption Equipment
Laser Star Amusements, Inc., Davie, Florida, USA; www.lasershootinggalleries.com

Services/Equipment and Supplies
Darklight: Precision Lighting System, Santa Clarita, California, USA; www.darklightsystem.com

Games and Merchandise
Bob's Space Racers, Inc., Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; www.bobsspaceracers.com

Food Services
State Fair Mini Donuts, Inc., Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA; www.statefairminidonuts.com

Show Production & Entertainment/Displays
Jack Rouse Associates, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; www.jackrouse.com

BEST EXHIBIT AT IAAPA ATTRACTIONS EXPO 2011

IMAGE AWARD

The Image Award is given for most attractive trade show booth at IAAPA Attractions Expo.

Winner:

Whitewater West Industries Ltd., Richmond, British Columbia, Canada; www.whitewaterwest.com
100 – 200 square feet

Action Innovators, Heemstede, The Netherlands; www.actioninnovators.com
300 – 500 square feet

American Locker Security Systems, Inc., Coppell, Texas, USA; www.americanlocker.com
600 – 1,000 square feet

Theming and Animatronics Industries S.A., Madrid, Spain; www.taaindustries.com
1,001+ square feet
(Uno de los stands más atractivos en la IAAPA Attractions Expo 2011)

Bob's Space Racers, Inc., Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; www.bobsspaceracers.com

Thea Awards
THE BUZZ PRICE THEA AWARD
Recognizing a Lifetime of Distinguished Achievements (formerly the Thea Lifetime Achievement Award)
Joe Rohde, Walt Disney Imagineering

THEA CLASSIC AWARD
Puy du Fou: Le Grand Parc and Cinéscénie, Vendée, France

THEA AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

Space Fantasy The Ride at Universal Studios Japan (Attraction)

Barnas Brannstasjon (Children's Fire Station) at Kongeparken, Norway
(Attraction on a Limited Budget)

Arthur, L'Aventure 4D at Futuroscope (Attraction)

Star Tours - The Adventures Continue at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World (Attraction Refresh)

NatureQuest at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta (Museum Exhibit)

YOU! The Experience at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (Museum Exhibit)

The Changing Climate Show at Science North (Science Center Attraction on a Limited Budget)

Ghost of the Castle at Louisiana's Old State Capitol (Cultural Heritage Attraction on a Limited Budget)

Crane Dance at Resorts World Sentosa (Show Spectacular)

The Magic, The Memories, and You! at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom (Show Spectacular)

Yo México, Celebration of the Century of the Mexican Revolution, Mexico City (Live Show Event Spectacular) (Celebración del centenario de la revolución mexicana)

The House of Dancing Water at City of Dreams, Macau (Live Show Spectacular)

FoodLoop at Europa-Park (Themed Restaurant Experience)

Animation Magic in the Animator's Palate Restaurant aboard Disney Cruise Line's Ship - Disney Fantasy (Ingenious use of Technology)

Los Thea Awards se entregarán a los ganadores en una ceremonia que tendrá lugar el 17 de marzo de 2012 en Disneyland.

Fuentes: TEA vía NewsPlusNotes e IAAPA

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