Theme parks

Topics: Amusement park, Florida, Tourism Pages: 115 (13137 words) Published: March 22, 2014
Manual on Elective II - Theme
Parks and Attractions

By

Pamela Ho, Ph.D
School of Hotel & Tourism Management
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

John Ap, Ph.D
School of Hotel & Tourism Management
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Project Co-ordinator

Mr. Tony Tse
School of Hotel & Tourism Management
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Theme Parks and Attractions

Copyright
© The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region All rights reserved.
The copyright of this manual belongs to the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Commercial use is strictly prohibited. Offenders will be liable to legal responsibility.
Schools need not apply for permission to copy this manual in whole or in part for non-profit making educational or research purposes. All other uses should gain prior permission in writing from the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Requests should be directed to the:

Education Bureau
13/F, Room 1319, Wu Chung House
213 Queen’s Road East,
Wan Chai

Hong Kong

i

Theme Parks and Attractions

Acknowledgements

We would like to express our gratitude to the following organizations for giving us the permission to reprint some of the pictures and /or providing us with information for completing the curriculum support package:

The Association of National Tourist Office Representatives in Hong Kong, ANTOR (HK) Centre for Food Safety, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department

ii

Theme Parks and Attractions

Introduction
A set of curriculum support package of tourism and hospitality learning and teaching materials is being developed by the Personal, Social and Humanities Education Section of Curriculum Development Institute, Education Bureau for the implementation of the senior secondary Tourism and Hospitality Studies curriculum in schools. The curriculum support package is comprised of eight manuals, and they are developed to broaden students’ knowledge of the eight different units of the Tourism and Hospitality Studies curriculum. The content of this manual – Theme Parks and Attractions, should enhance students’ understanding of the dynamic nature of the tourism and hospitality industry. In addition, the manual includes activities to deepen students’ understanding and help them to apply theories and concepts. Furthermore, students should be able to develop enquiry, problem-solving and decision-making skills through these activities.

All comments and suggestions related to this curriculum support package may be sent to:

Chief Curriculum Development Officer (PSHE)
Personal, Social and Humanities Education
Curriculum Development Institute
Education Bureau
13/F, Room 1319, Wu Chung House
213 Queen’s Road East,
Wan Chai
Hong Kong

April 2009

iii

Theme Parks and Attractions

Contents
1

Attractions and their characteristics

1

1.1

2

Introduction and overview (Supply)
General definitions

2

The relationship between attractions and destinations

4

Typology of attractions

5

1.2

Other types of attraction (Classification)

20

1.3

Primary and secondary attractions (Scale)

23

Catchment area
Visitor numbers

1.4

24
25

Amusement and theme parks

26

Definitions
Types of theme park

1.5

26
27

The visitor attraction product

30

Tangibles
Intangibles

30

Intangibility

31

Inseparability

31

Perishability

1.6

30

31
32

Three levels of product
Core

32

Tangible

33

Augmented

33

1.7

Leading amusement and theme park attractions

34

1.8

The visitor attraction market I – Motivations (Demand)

37

1.9

The visitor attraction market II – Determinants

39

Personal determinants

39

External determinants

40

iv

Theme Parks and Attractions

Contents
1.10 The visitor attraction market III – Important features

41

Most important features
Factors...
Continue Reading

Please join StudyMode to read the full document

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Theme Park Research Paper
  • Eerie Themes of Gothic Writing
  • Universial Themes in "The Return of the Native" and "Great Expectation Essay
  • Themes in "A Good Man Is Hard to Find' Essay
  • Document: the Walt Disney Company and Theme Park Industry Essay
  • How is the theme "good vs evil" explored by Isobelle Carmody in the book "The Gathering"? Essay
  • Essay about Disney Theme Park
  • Theme of King Lear Essay

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free
Vincent Perez | Quando o Jogo está Alto Dublado Online Assistir Quando o Jogo está Alto Dublado Online HD 720p A tragetória lendária e recordista de Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), treinador de futebol americano que assumiu o desconhecido time De La Salle High School Spartans e conduziu os rapazes da obscuridade à incrível marca de 151 jogos de invencibilidade. Ver filme Quando o Jogo está Alto Dublado HD 720p Ver Filme When the ... | Angel Beats + OVA BD Subtitle Indonesia