Happy commissioners

Last months the ATPM students have worked  for several commissioners The second year students gave advice tot Amersfoort Zoo (Dierenpark Amersfoor) aout the hospitality towards childeren. The also created storylines for a ne Polish park called Mandoria. The management of the park (and the alumnus working there) thanked them by making the real Mandorians. They all received a certificate. The 4th year students worked in … Continue reading Happy commissioners

Upcoming Event: Phantasialand Wintertraum 2017

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

Minor presentation at Europa-Park

After months of hard work is was time to go back to Europa-Park and show them our findings. 16 students divided over three project groups have worked on a loyalty program, a new themed area and improving the communication tools for the Dutch market. The students left Monday morning to drive to Rust. After the check-in we had a backstage tour. During this tour we … Continue reading Minor presentation at Europa-Park

Plog #1 • Bobbejaanland

Today we have something different, a plog. The word plog is a combination of photo and blog, which means less text but more photos. Our first plog will show you a fun Halloween day in Bobbejaanland, Belgium. These photos are taken by myself (Lana) and I visited Bobbejaanland with other third year students during the autumn break, 27 October 2016. Bobbejaanland is a theme park … Continue reading Plog #1 • Bobbejaanland

ATPM on Tour: Phantasialand

The first stop during our tour through the attractions and theme parks industry is in Germany. In a small village called Brühl is a theme park named Phantasialand which recently opened a new themed area. The perfect reason to visit this wonderful park. The park consists of six themed areas: Berlin, Mystery, Mexico, China Town, Deep in Africa and Fantasy. Each themed area offers a … Continue reading ATPM on Tour: Phantasialand

ATPM on Tour: Kick-off

The academic year of 2015-2016 is coming to an end. However, this means that the high season for the attractions and theme park industry has started. And since there will not be any academic news during the summer holidays the team of Discover ATPM has decided to start a road trip. Throughout the upcoming weeks “ATPM on Tour” will provide you with trip reports of … Continue reading ATPM on Tour: Kick-off

IAAPA EMEA Springforum

Last week I, Romesh Popelier, went to the IAAPA EMEA Springforum that was held in Gardaland in Italy. During these three days we’ve got several seminars from industry professionals, network dinners and tours at Sealife, Movieland, Leolandia and Gardaland. I met a lot of new and existing contacts, from park directors to ride manufacturers.   During my internship at JNE&LC I’ve learned the importance of … Continue reading IAAPA EMEA Springforum

Port Aventura World: a complete theme park resort

Last week Goof Lukken, lecturer at the Attractions & Theme Parks Management track, travelled together with Dutch students of Tourism Management to Salou, Spain. They were visiting PortAventura World to get inspiration for a project concerning productivity that they are executing for the Efteling. And they were inspired! The resort consists of a theme park (with as a general theme exploration and countries), a waterpark, several … Continue reading Port Aventura World: a complete theme park resort

Steinwasen-Park, field trip part 2

This blog is the second blog about the field trip to Germany. One of the theme parks that we’ve visited during our field trip was Steinwasen-Park. The original plan was to write a few general articles about our field trip. However, this changed during the visit to Steinwasen-Park. There we decided to use one blog fully for this park. The park is located in Oberried, … Continue reading Steinwasen-Park, field trip part 2