In 2008, Daan Design started out as a Webdesign, Graphic Design & Media company, founded by Daan Duijm at the age of 19. Daan Design developed websites, print media and advice reports for more than 50 companies from 2008 to 2014. Daan Design specialized in the Hospitality Industry, like campsites, regional theme parks, water parks and cruise lines.
In 2011 and 2012, Daan had the opportunity to work for Disney Cruise Line. From there his passion for the amusement park industry was clearly set. Daan relocated to Dubai in 2014 to focus on the Theme Park, Water Park and Attractions Industry. From 2011, Daan has been part of theme park, water park, cable car, cruise, lifeguarding and other projects in Dubai, Malaysia (twice), Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam.
From 2014 to date, Daan has been part of opening some of the most iconic projects in the amusement park industry:
- Wild Wadi’s – Haunted Basement Halloween Project
- Legoland Malaysia’s – World’s First LEGO VR Coaster
- Trans Studio Bandung – Drop Tower Opening
- Trans Studio Cibubur – Indoor Theme Park Opening
- Sun World – Aquatopia Water Park Opening
- Awarded: Asia’s Leading Water Park, World Travel Award in 2020
- Sun World – Cat Ba Cable Car Opening
- Sun World – Ba Na Hills Cable Car 6 Opening
Operations Expert on Opening New Parks and Safety in Operations
Daan regularly presents at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) as Expo Speaker on Safety and Operations in Asia or the World Water Park Association Expo Speaker. Daan frequently writes industry news or is interviewed for IAAPA (Tips for Reopening an Attraction, Tips on Opening and Closing for COVID-19), blooploop, HRtoday, AsianLeisure. Daan is also a member of multiple Industry Safety Committees like World Water Park Association (WWA) Water Park Safety Committee, IAAPA Asia Pacific Safety Committee and more.
With almost 15 years of Hospitality Industry experience and almost 10 years of experience, Daan Design specializes in Amusement Parks, Theme Parks, Water Parks and other Attractions. Our unique expertise is to help starting entrepreneurs break into the themed entertainment industry. We provide insights, guidance and contacts to ensure that new parks meet international standards, have efficient operations, and focus on safety. With 10 years of hands-on Operations Management experience, we are not here to sell you equipment or attractions. We provide clear, simple advice on how to build great parks.
Daan’s focus is on helping Opening Leading theme parks, Water Parks and Attractions in rapidly developing countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Malaysia, Indonesia, UAE, Vietnam, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, etc.