~ By Gunther Tijsmans From a little boy of 4 years old who is enchanted by the story of Little Red Riding Hood to a grandparent of 70 who is reading an ordinary newspaper. Everyone loves stories and everyone comes into contact with stories each and every day. This is what project 3 is all about: the fundamentals of storytelling. A Toverland Case I was … Continue reading Once upon a time in ATPM land
~ By Lisanne Zimmerman van Woesik What is going to be the next big thing? That is the question that most of visitors at the Euro Attraction Show (abbreviated to EAS) will have. Whether you are there as the CEO of a theme park looking for a new attraction or a student, like me, looking for new opportunities and an insight into the attractions and … Continue reading A professional fun fair
~ By Leone van Erven After a long summer holiday, school has started again. Some students are excited for the new school year and some would have liked to enjoy a few more weeks of freedom. I was one of the people who was excited for the new school year. Not exactly knowing what I have gotten myself into, I was eager to learn more … Continue reading An introduction to the Attraction and Theme Parks industry: The first project
~ By Jessica Rijneveld It is dream of many, but only 40 people a year, get the chance to be selected for the so called “ATPM” track. Also known as Attraction and Theme Park Management. Who does not want to work in themed or an attraction based environment ? It is one of the most popular sectors of the leisure industry and rapidly growing. Do … Continue reading Serious Fun? How I got into this Roller Coaster Madness
~ By Tom van Bommel When I was 5 years old I did not want to become a police officer or firefighter, but the CEO of a Theme Park. My passion for Theme Parks started when I was young, especially because of Rollercoaster Tycoon and our annual passes for Warner Brothers Movie World. Approximately 5 years ago, my parents showed me an article from “de … Continue reading From Rollercoaster Tycoon to Attractions & Theme Parks management
~ by Dide Stroek Upon reading the title of this blog post, one might think I am studying to be a magician – but no, try again. What about learning to be a witch at Hogwarts? No, but we are getting closer. I am studying Attractions and Theme park management, also known as ATPM. In the next few paragraphs; I will tell you about the … Continue reading What I Needed to do to Start an Education of Dreams and Magic
~ By Anne Korteweg To be honest, I feel like a study veteran. I first studied international communication and media for a year and then tried out psychology. However after two months of psychology I really wanted something else (and I’ll admit, it might have been too hard). I took a gap year, traveled for months, and started to look into other studies again. I … Continue reading Why did I choose ATPM? Pt. 2
This article is written by Timo van Boekel and his vision about hybrid zoos: “There has been a lot of discussion about the idea for a rollercoaster at Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen in the Netherlands lately. The main subject in this discussion was about the use of attractions within an environment with living animals. However, the combination between animals and attractions is already well known … Continue reading Zoos & Attractions: Not If, But How?
Every year, the unofficial field trip to Phantasialand (Brühl, Germany) takes place in December. The magical park will be set in a winter theme, called Wintertraum. This year, we have reached the highest attendance level ever: around 80 students, divided over more than 20 cars, will drive to Brühl and experience Phantasialand in a breathtaking winter setting. Will you be joining us next year? Come … Continue reading Upcoming Event: Phantasialand Wintertraum 2017
~ by Jasper Wilms Is that a serious business? Can you get a job with that? These are common questions that I regularly receive when I tell about my study. Therefore, let it be clear, the industry of fun is a serious business! My name is Jasper Wilms and I am a second year Attractions and Theme Park Management student. I chose the ATPM track … Continue reading Attractions And Theme Park Management. What?