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 today’s plog we have Dierenrijk. Me (Lana), my sister and Mandy visited this zoo during the autumn break. Dierenrijk is a relative new zoo (it opened in 2004) and focuses most on children. This zoo is located in Mierlo near Eindhoven and has around 60 different animal species. The zoo’s slogan is “De kinderdierentuin” (“the child zoo”) and this can be seen throughout the whole … Continue reading Plog #2 • Dierenrijk
Today we have something different, a plog. The word plog is a combination of photo and blog, which means less text but more photos. Our first plog will show you a fun Halloween day in Bobbejaanland, Belgium. These photos are taken by myself (Lana) and I visited Bobbejaanland with other third year students during the autumn break, 27 October 2016. Bobbejaanland is a theme park … Continue reading Plog #1 • Bobbejaanland
Projects barely started when we went for a trip in the third week of Attractions & Theme Park Management. The group of ATPM students was almost complete with over 50 people from all academic years. On Monday all of us checked in at hotel Aurapark Sud in Barcelona, where we stayed for the rest of the trip. Students could decide themselves to fly earlier and … Continue reading Euro Attractions Show 2016
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!
“Hey guys, let me introduce myself. My name is Rick Kieboom and I am one of the Attractions and Theme Parks Management Alumni. On 2 May 2016 a ‘theme park dream came true’, because of the opening of The Molencafé in Europa. This brand new food & beverage location is based on the plans which we (Luc Denie, Geert van Heugten, Tess Jansen, Ronald Neijenhuis, … Continue reading Het Molencafé
Last week, the 3rd year Attractions & Theme Parks Management students went on their study trip to Germany. After finishing the project for Europa-Park, it was time to stay at the Camp Resort of this beautiful park in Rust. On Sunday the class left with a VIP bus from the NHTV to their first stop: Holiday Park. The marketing manager welcomed the class to the … Continue reading Study trip year 3: part 1
After weeks of doing research, analyzing data and developing a marketing & communications plan it was time to present our concept to Europa-Park. The park was represented by Henk Groenen, he is in charge of the marketing in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. After we’ve welcomed Mr. Groenen it was time for the presentation. Due to the confidentiality of this project we can’t go fully in-depth … Continue reading Moment of truth, presenting for the commissioner
One of the ATPM lecturers, Goof Lukken, was one of the happy few to have early access to the newly opened Wildlands Adventure Zoo in Emmen. Here’s a summary of his experiences. On Thursday March 24th I was lucky to visit the newest zoo of the Netherlands Wildlands Adventure Zoo as a VIP. Two Dutch news programs asked my expert opinion about this new zoo, … Continue reading Wildlands Adventure Zoo
On Monday, things were a little different than the usual Professional Development & Leadership classes for the 3rd year Attractions & Theme Parks Management students. The class was at the train station of Breda. After discussing what we were doing that day, which was learning about the Business Concept Model, Bart had a little surprise for us. We were going to visit the Happy Station. … Continue reading Special class: Happy Station