TEA To Laud PCC At Disneyland

Polynesian Cultural Center has earned a 2014 Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) for its revitalization and improvement efforts.

Among its general experiential and facility improvements, the award noted the Laie attraction’s new cinematic exhibit, Hawaiian Journey, which opened last March and offers a scenic tour of the islands via helicopter aerial views and special effects. Visitors have access to Hawaiian Journey with all general admission packages.

The renovated Gateway Restaurant, which now seats more than 1,000 guests and boasts an 8,000-square-foot mural, also was recognized by TEA. The rest of PCC’s renovations are set to be completed by the end of this year. The park celebrated its 50th anniversary throughout 2013.

TEA awardees will be honored at a special gala April 5 at Disneyland Resort. Among the 12 other winners are Hong Kong Disneyland, Universal Studios Japan and the Mind Museum in the Philippines.