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 lukken.g@buas.nl 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

(A)TPM is celebrating its anniversary!!!

That is why we are organizing a symposium on 26 June 2019 to showcase our achievements and allow students, alumni and our connections in the field to connect and exchange their experiences and ideas. We are inviting (inter)national speakers to create an exciting afternoon programme that will end with drinks and the opportunity to network. Are you as excited as we are? Send an e-mail … Continue reading (A)TPM is celebrating its anniversary!!!

What I Needed to do to Start an Education of Dreams and Magic

~ by Dide Stroek Upon reading the title of this blog post, one might think I am studying to be a magician – but no, try again. What about learning to be a witch at Hogwarts? No, but we are getting closer. I am studying Attractions and Theme park management, also known as ATPM. In the next few paragraphs; I will tell you about the … Continue reading What I Needed to do to Start an Education of Dreams and Magic

Zoos & Attractions: Not If, But How?

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?