There is no better place to study theme park and attraction management than Orlando, Florida, the theme park capital of the world! UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management is strategically located near the world’s most-visited theme parks, water parks, and dozens of smaller attractions. It is within miles of the global headquarters of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), the industry’s premier professional organization and its largest trade show, the IAAPA Expo, held annually at the Orange County Convention Center.
Those seeking a career in the theme park and attractions industry will find a variety of options that will lead to exciting opportunities in this fun and emerging industry. UCF Rosen College has two programs in theme park and attraction management, as well as industry internship, management shadows, site visits, and guest speakers. Finally, there are extracurricular organizations related to theme park professional development including the Future Theme Park Leaders Association (FTPLA) or TEA NextGen UCF.
Graduates advance into management and leadership positions at the local, national, and international theme park and attraction industry. Many of our alumni work in various roles in management, consulting, or research.
Theme Park and Attraction Management Track – A Specialized Track for Hospitality Management Majors
The Theme Park and Attraction Management Track is a specialized academic path for those obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management. Students who pursue this degree have an interest in a variety of careers in the theme park and attraction industry or are interested in specializing in the hospitality industry.
Required Course as part of Hospitality Management Core (3 hours):
- HFT 1000 – Introduction to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
Required Course as Sectoral Core (3 hours):
- HFT 4755 – Theme Park and Attraction Management
Restricted Electives (9 hours) – students select 3 additional courses from the following list:
- HFT 4751 Managing the Employee Experience in the Theme Park and Attraction Industry (3 hours)
- HFT 4614 Risk Management in Theme Parks and Attractions (3 hours)
- HFT 4759 Product Development in Theme Parks and Attractions (3 hours)
- HFT 4752 Managing the Guest Experience in the Theme Park and Attraction Industry (3 hours)
- HFT 4758 Operational Issues in the Theme Park and Attraction Industry (3 hours)
- HFT 4795 Entertainment Arts and Events (3 hours)
See the CATALOG for full details of the Theme Park and Attraction Management Track. Scroll drown through the Hospitality Management (B.S.) page.
Choose the Theme Park and Attraction Management Track if you are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management at UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management. This option is 15 credits that are a part of your existing degree. Three one-credit internship courses are required for the BS; it is suggested that you seek internships with theme park and attraction companies to gain valuable industry experience.
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