~ 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
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?
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
What do you get if you combine ATPM students with winter an a theme park visit? The annual trip to Phantasialand WinterTraum! 29 ATPM students from all academic years went together with a bunch of alumni to Phantasialand last Friday. This event took place for already the third time. The perfect way to end the first half of this academic year! You can see … Continue reading Phantasialand WinterTraum