Essays on Current Issues in Management - Woodlands Family Theme Park Case Study

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The paper 'Current Issues in Management - Woodlands Family Theme Park " is a good example of a management case study. In popular culture, theme parks have become dominant features in world markets (Xiaoxiao 2014, p. 238). Since the first theme park, Disneyland was established; several themes have been built of different kinds including educational, family and regional theme parks. However, more opportunities have been discovered in family theme parks as more families prefer these sites as they offer so many fun activities. The opportunity saw the establishment of Woodlands Family Theme Park in 1989 in Devon England (Woodlands Family Theme Park 2016).

The company has since grown and attracts both local and international tourists. Milman (2010, p. 222) claimed that show that in 2008 alone, more than 190 million across 30 top theme parks worldwide. According to the World Tourism Organization report of 2009, the number is higher compared to global tourists who visited China, Italy, the UK and Spain combined. Despite the aim of Woodlands Family Theme Park to exploit such opportunities and compete with the likes of Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Magic Kingdom and Six Flags, the company is influenced and affected by various current issues in management particularly globalization.

Therefore, this report will review various literature including books, newspapers, magazines, articles, journals and websites to evaluate Woodlands Family Theme Park Corporate Social Responsibility practices against theory and best practice and evaluate how they are affected by Globalization. 2.0 Background of the Company Woodlands Family Theme Park is established all-weather family enjoyment park which was built in 1989 in Devon, England. The theme park is owned by Wendall's Leisure Ltd that owns Wheelgate Park and Twinlakes Theme Park.

Woodlands Family Theme Park has a size of 90acres and provides several family attractions including 500 animals, 16 rides, more than 50 birds, a golf course, 12 play zones and a train ride among others (Woodlands Family Theme Park 2016).


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