An introduction to the Attraction and Theme Parks industry: The first project

~ 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

Serious Fun? How I got into this Roller Coaster Madness

~ 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

From Rollercoaster Tycoon to Attractions & Theme Parks management

~ 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

Attractions And Theme Park Management. What?

~ 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?

Fieldtrip Stichting Milieu, Educatie en Kinderboerderij

MEK, de Stichting Milieu, Educatie en Kinderboerderij, is located in Oosterhout – about a  twenty minute – drive from Breda. Or in English: MEK is a petting zoo focusing on education and sustainability. Bart Stadhouders, lecturer Professional Leadership & Development, arranged a fieldtrip to show the variety in the industry. It entails more than just theme parks, as is often limited to. An estimation indicates that there are roughly 550 … Continue reading Fieldtrip Stichting Milieu, Educatie en Kinderboerderij