Dubai Entertainment Amusement & Leisure Show

“Hello everyone, my name is Romesh Popelier. Currently I’m doing my internship. Next to my study at NHTV I’m studying Mechanical Engineering in Eindhoven to reach my dreamjob in the theme park industry as a ride engineer. At the Euro Attractions Show in Gothenburg last year I spoke with Jeroen Nijpels of JN Entertainment & Leisure Consultancy. Jeroen’s company represents different suppliers in the industry. … Continue reading Dubai Entertainment Amusement & Leisure Show

Moment of truth, presenting for the commissioner

After weeks of doing research, analyzing data and developing a marketing & communications plan it was time to present our concept to Europa-Park. The park was represented by Henk Groenen, he is in charge of the marketing in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. After we’ve welcomed Mr. Groenen it was time for the presentation. Due to the confidentiality of this project we can’t go fully in-depth … Continue reading Moment of truth, presenting for the commissioner

Project Slagharen: a lot of numbers and one concept

How do you finance a theme park? And what is revenue management all about? The 3rd year Attractions & Theme Parks Management students started their 5th project in November of 2015 in cooperation with Attractie- en Vakantiepark Slagharen. The definition of the project was simple: create a new concept for an already existing hall and try to convince the commissioner by financial statements why they … Continue reading Project Slagharen: a lot of numbers and one concept

Fieldtrip Duinrell

Duinrell, daar kikker je van op! On the 18th of March, 35 NHTV students were welcomed by Yannick Dolman and Ivan Koole at Duinrell in Wassenaar. The group consisted of first year students Leisure Management and third year ATPM students. Yannick and Ivan both studied at NHTV and did a specialization in Attractions & Theme Parks Management and are now working for the family owned … Continue reading Fieldtrip Duinrell

Year 2: Project 1 – The Feasibility Study

Phantasialand, CentrO, Lego Discovery Center…. An interesting introduction to the industry and track. The next week it was already back to work and start on our project! No commissioner for this project, since we created our own park. The assignment had a few requirements. The park had to be located in one of the selected countries in Europe and it should be feasible. Conducting a … Continue reading Year 2: Project 1 – The Feasibility Study

Project 6 has started!

On Monday, the third year Attractions & Theme Parks Management students have started their Marketing project. The commissioner is the second-best theme park in Europe: Europa-Park. Henk Groenen, responsible for the marketing within the Benelux area, explained about Europa-Park as a whole and what is expected from the students. In the upcoming weeks, the students will do research and eventually come up with a marketing … Continue reading Project 6 has started!

2nd years report: First week at Walt Disney World

Do you know that moment when you feel so many different emotions at the same time? That was how this first week here in Orlando felt like. It was a crazy week – but certainly not the last crazy week – a lot of sight-seeing, meeting new people, learning and understanding things, and most importantly fun. On Monday we checked in at Vista Way, a … Continue reading 2nd years report: First week at Walt Disney World