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The Major/Certificate

This week’s featured program is the major (launched in 2023) and certificate in Theme Park and Attraction Management at the University of Central Florida. From the website:

The Theme Park and Attraction Management program will immerse you in the managerial, creative, and technological aspects of the theme park industry. Our courses are designed to help you understand the complex industry, design, and manage successful theme parks and attractions while developing the leadership, communication, critical thinking and collaborative skills you’ll need for your career in theme park and attraction management. Our key industry partnerships with some of Orlando’s biggest names will expose you to national and global attractions industry leaders in the classroom as well as unmatched internship and job placement opportunities.

Students enrolled in the major or certificate take general coursework in Hospitality Management as well as coursework specific to theme parks and attractions. 

Two Interesting Courses

HFT4755 – Theme Park and Attraction Management

An in-depth study of the theme park and attraction industry, focusing on resources, ride operations, merchandising, food services, and architectural design

HFT4374 – Narrative in the Theme Park and Attraction Industry

Comprehensive investigation of storytelling in theme park and attraction marketing, employment culture, design, operations, and guest experience.  

Five Possible Complementary Majors/Certificates at the University of Central Florida

Unique Opportunities within the Major/Certificate

The Theme Park and Attraction Management program is housed within the University of Central Florida’s highly-regarded Rosen College of Hospitality Management. The university’s location in Orlando, a theme park capital, gives students access to amazing internship opportunities

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