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HTM 101 - Theme Park Attractions

by: Olivia Orlando

HTM 101 - Theme Park Attractions HTM 101

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These are my notes for the course HTM 101 - Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism. They cover content on theme parks such as DisneyWorld and Universal Studios and the management these parks need....
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Date Created: 11/27/15
Hospitality 101 – ThemeAttractions Chapter 12 – Theme Attractions  Theme parks create an atmosphere of another place and time, and usually concentrate on one dominant theme.  Theme parks and attractions vary according to theme, which might be historical, cultural, geographical, and so on. Many of the country’s most well-known parks are located in Florida -Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, Watermania, Wet ‘n Wild, Universal Studios  Walt Disney World (WDW) is composed of four major theme parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s MGM Studios.  Magic Kingdom has more than 40 major shows and ride-through attractions  The Seven Lands of the Magic Kingdom: -Main Street, USA: Turn of the century charm -Adventureland: Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, Swiss Family Treehouse -Frontierland: Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Country Bear Jamboree, Shooting Gallery, Tom Sawyer Island -Liberty Square: Steamboating on the Rivers of America, Haunter Mansion, Diamond Horseshoe Saloon, Hall of Presidents -Fantasyland: Cinderella Castle, Legend of the Lion King, Peter Pan’s Flight, Snow White’s Adventure, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, ect. -Mickey’s Toontown Fair: Mickey’s House, Grandma Duck’s Farm, Mickey’s Treehouse playground -New Tomorrowland: Sci-Fi city of the future, Alien Encounter, Circle- Vision 360  EPCOT is a unique, permanent, and ever-changing world’s fair with two major themes: Future World and World Showcase  World Showcase Countries: -Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, United States, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom, Canada -Each showcase has additional snack facilities and a variety of shops featuring arts, crafts, and merchandise from each nation  Disney-MGM Studios combines real working motion picture, animation, and television studios with exciting movie attractions  Animal Kingdom focuses on nature and the animal word around us  WDW has two water parks: Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon -Blizzard Beach: unique ski resort theme -Typhoon Lagoon: based on the legend that a powerful storm swept through, leaving pools and rapids in its wake  Universal Studios has been giving guided tours on its famous movie sets for over 30 years -Expanded into Spain, China, and Japan  Universal Theme Parks -Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando, Universal Studios PortAventura (Spain), Universal Studios Experience (China), and Universal Studios Japan  SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment includes Busch Gardens and is a division of Blackstone Group  The company is dedicated to preserving marine life  Hershey’s Theme Park added more rides and attractions; as the park continued to expand, the company decided to open the park’s doors to the public -pay as you ride policy  Dollywood was a Civil War theme called Rebel Railroad, which then changed its name to Goldrush Junction, and the Wild West before changing officially to Dollywood by co- owner Dolly Parton  Managing theme parks is similar to managing other hospitality operations -Planning, organizing, decision making, communicating, motivating, and controlling  Woodstock, Gay Pride, the Olympic Games, and local farmers’ fair are all considered event tourism – systematic planning, development, and marketing of festivals and special events as tourist attractions, development catalysts, and image builders for attractions and destination areas  Fairs, festivals, and events are public celebrations that are staged the world over, although it is often difficult to tell the difference among the three categories. -Oktoberfest, Carnival, Reggae on the River, Mardi Gras, and Grand Ole Opry  350,000 workers in the theme park industry  It is helpful for designers in the industry to have some knowledge of computer programs, such as computer aided drafting (CAD), Adobe Illustrator, or Photoshop  Safety inspectors must be certified through the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials Works Cited Walker, John R. Exploring the Hospitality Industry. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2011. Print.


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