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 past 2 years, all Attractions & Theme Park Management students and alumni have organised an unofficial fieldtrip to Phantasialand and its great winter theme: Wintertraum. Each year, it is organised on a day in December. This unofficial fieldtrip is meant to bring all students with a heart for attractions and theme parks together. This year, it seems like there are even more students joining the … Continue reading Phantasialand Wintertraum coming up!
In September, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th year Attractions & Theme Parks Management students went to Barcelona to visit the Euro Attractions Show. Check out the after movie: Want us to keep you updated on Attractions & Theme Parks Management? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Continue reading EAS Barcelona after movie
Harry Potter has been – and still is – an incredibly successful media series. Millions of readers and movie goers have enjoyed the story of the young wizard. New books have been published this year and with a movie coming out this fall, the world of wizards has not yet lost its magic. Children and adults alike have immersed themselves in the content. Recently an … Continue reading The Harry Potter Expo
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
Today, the Attractions & Theme Parks Management students that will start in September have had an introduction lecture on the track. The students had to introduce themselves by giving a short introduction in combination with the picture they handed in to Bart (Stadhouders). Both Maaike van de Sande as Klaus Hoven were present to give more information about the courses and projects. And of course: … Continue reading Welcome to the new students!
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