Operations Management: Toverland

Toverland, a mid-sized theme park in the South of the Netherlands, is our commissioner for the first project of this academic year. It celebrates its 15th birthday this year. The Magic Valley is the newest area, being introduced in 2013, which adds another dimension of magic to the park. The key attraction here is Djengu River, a water attraction seen regularly in other parks but … Continue reading Operations Management: Toverland

Competency exams coming up

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

Presenting for the Commissioner: Change Management

After almost nine weeks of hard work it was time to present our findings to the commissioner. Beekse Bergen gave us, the third year Attractions and Theme Parks Management students, the opportunity to work on a major plan that will be implemented in the upcoming years: The Safari Resort. Imagine falling asleep in a luxurious tent and wake up in the morning by the roar of a … Continue reading Presenting for the Commissioner: Change Management

Minor selection

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

Study trip year 3: part 3

After visiting Steinwasen Park, the 3rd year students went to Badeparadies Schwarzwald in the afternoon. This swimming pool was a paradise on earth. The swimming pool exists of 3 parts: Galaxy, Palmenoase and Wellness. Galaxy is for children with water slides and a big swimming pool where you can play. In the Palmenoase it is more quiet. Children aren’t allowed in this part. It is … Continue reading Study trip year 3: part 3

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