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?
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
The 2nd of March, the second year NHTV students went on a fieldtrip to the Efteling to get more information on internship possibilities. 2 of our editors were present to report. Take a look at the aftermovie to get an impression of the fieldtrip at the Efteling: Fieldtrip Efteling 2-3-2016 from LeisureAcademy on Vimeo. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram! *Our apologies for the audio … Continue reading Fieldtrip Efteling aftermovie
The third year Attractions & Theme Parks Management students are now finalizing their third and final year of Attractions & Theme Parks Management. With that comes the famous competency exam. The competency exam is a test on how your personal development is going. The exam is a 30 to 40 minute conversation with two lecturers. How do you improve yourself, what have you done in … Continue reading Competency exams coming up
The third year Attractions & Theme Parks Management students have had a difficult moment: choosing a minor for the fourth (and final) year. For them, Attractions & Theme Parks Management has almost come to an end. Storytelling and Consumer Behavior This minor is organized by one of the three knowledge groups of Academy for Leisure: storytelling and consumer experiences. This knowledge group is active in … Continue reading Minor selection
During the third year, the Attractions & Theme Parks Management get the opportunity to have a language course. The options are French and German. The language courses are given to better the chances in the industry for the students. Both languages are given in a beginner’s level and advanced level. French During French class, the language is given to study convenient texts that can be … Continue reading Discover Languages
“My name is Maaike van de Sande and I teach English to all Attractions & Theme Parks Management students. I first came to NHTV in 2009 and after a short break of 2 years came back last year. I initially applied to NHTV to switch from secondary to higher education. I came back to NHTV because I enjoyed the working environment. Within the ATPM course I … Continue reading Introducing: Maaike van de Sande