Second year students have successful fieldtrip to Belgium

The new second year students had a successful fieldtrip into Belgium. They first visited the zoo/theme park Pairi Diaza. During the two hour bus ride, lecturer Goof Lukken gave them more background information about this park. Then students could explore the park and later check in to their luxurious accommodation in ‘The land of the cold’, where they slept in Native houses across the brown … Continue reading Second year students have successful fieldtrip to Belgium

3rd years fieldtrip

Fieldtrip ATPM: Discover Operations in Attractions This academic year the 3rd year students in Attractions & Theme Parks Management (ATPM) started with a project in Operations Management for our industry client Vekoma. Their challenge is to translate the concept of a Sports Fun Center into an operational plan, situated in a shopping mall to offer new forms or retailtainment. To inspire our students, and give them … Continue reading 3rd years fieldtrip

Who wants to go to Attractions Tech?

attractionsTECH (Friday 14th of February in Amsterdam) is the third partnership between Blooloop and ISE. The half day conference will explore how state-of-the-art technology is enabling theme parks, museums and cultural and heritage attractions to develop increasingly sophisticated and immersive experiences. ATPM students could visit this one-day conference for free. If you are interested, please send a email to Goof Lukken via Charles Read, … Continue reading Who wants to go to Attractions Tech?

Internships have started

In the last weeks many of our second year students have started their internship. They are gaining experience all over the world at for instance Plopsa group (different parks in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany), Waterbomb Bali (waterpark), the Efteling, operator Merlin (with the known brands as Legoland, Madamme Tusseauds and Sealife center) and Disneyland Paris. The biggest group of students are in Orlando, USA. … Continue reading Internships have started

Happy commissioners

Last months the ATPM students have worked  for several commissioners The second year students gave advice tot Amersfoort Zoo (Dierenpark Amersfoor) aout the hospitality towards childeren. The also created storylines for a ne Polish park called Mandoria. The management of the park (and the alumnus working there) thanked them by making the real Mandorians. They all received a certificate. The 4th year students worked in … Continue reading Happy commissioners

First scholarships of IAAPA Foundation handed out

  Two international students of the Attractions & Theme Parks Management specialisation area (within Breda University of Applied Sciences) received a unique scholarship from the prestigious IAAPA Foundation. This was announced last week in Orlando. Asia Cantoni from Indonesia and Manuel Lackner from Germany will receive funding for their education for two years. Curious about what they will do with this money? Check out their … Continue reading First scholarships of IAAPA Foundation handed out

Who will be the European Theme Park Talent of 2017?

The new winners of the European Theme Park Talent contest 2017 are known. See the webcast about the contest and get to know this years Talent(s):   Read here all about the contest: After the success of the first talent contest in 2016, NHTV (university of applied sciences  in Breda, the Netherlands)  is looking for the newest European Theme Park Talent.  NHTV is the first university … Continue reading Who will be the European Theme Park Talent of 2017?

Erik Van Vliet

Interview with Erik van Vliet, Dutch zoo designer

One of the last commissioners of the second year students of ATPM was Dierenpark Amersfoort. Here we met zoo designer Erik van Vliet. He has designed almost every enclosure in Dierenpark Amersfoort but also in many of other European zoos. The interview is in Dutch, however, it includes English subtitles. [youtube=] Click here if you cannot see the video     Continue reading Interview with Erik van Vliet, Dutch zoo designer