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RPTA 180: Foundations of Commercial Recreation
Overview of the historical and philosophical foundations of the commercial recreation field. Identification of providers of commercial recreation goods and services. Analyzes current functions and trends in the operation of commercial leisure enterprises.
This course is the prerequisite for RPTA 185.

RPTA 180 is an introductory course to other commercial recreation courses, and should be taken as early as possible. This course is offered in the fall only

Magic Kingdom::Lake Buena Vista, FL

The Magic Kingdom is the best known of Walt Disney World's four theme parks, and in fact, is the world's most visited theme park, attracting over 15 million visitors annually. The park is a design masterpiece, pulling largely from California's Disneyland, but perfecting the original park's design flaws. Cinderella Castle stands over 100ft taller than Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland, and the entire theme park is located several miles deep in Walt Disney World property - far away from the tourist-traps that surround Disneyland in Anaheim.    

Each semester, RPTA students complete internships at Walt Disney World as part of the Disney College Program - experience with an industry leading resort that contains luxury hotels, golf courses, waterparks, shopping villages, a Cirque de Soleil, a sports complex, time share properties and acres of water and outdoor recreation. 

The Business of Leisure

photo Greg B. C. Shaw

Raley Field SeaWorld 1962 World's Fair
American Hotel and Lodging Association
Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Bureau International des Expositions
California Travel and Tourism Commission
Event Planners Association
International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
International Council of Shopping Centers
International Olympic Committee
Meeting Professionals International
Resort and Commercial Recreation Association
Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau
Sacramento Hotel Association
Stadium Managers Association
Themed Entertainment Association
World Tourism Organization
World Travel and Tourism Council
World Waterpark Association
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