2008 was the year when « Aventura Parc » really took off. We confirmed the positive trends of the precedent year. We succeeded in attracting schools, kindergartens, and companies. Tens of parties were held in the facility, most of them team building events. We invested the money buying an above-ground swimming pool, a must-have attraction considering the high temperatures we had back at this time 😉
While working at “Aventura Parc”, we had to hire students and train them in order to become teammates. Before that, we had to carefully read their resumes and interview them.
This interview was the first and most important test, as the candidates had to first find the adventure park 🙂 The very fact that they were present was the proof that they took the time to find us on internet and the roadmap there. After that, it was also the proof that they were interested in the job. Continue reading why to “Google Sketchup” ideas…
The year 2007 was really important to us because it was truly the first year (or year #1) of our activity (2006 being the “zero” year because it was the year of the building of the park and we did not succeed in attracting many customers to Lucianca 😦 ), the year of almost all of our “premieres”: first offer requests for the building of adventure parks, first wave of teammates and employees, first big events with many children or adults in the same time. And we managed during this year to create a structured and organized offer, after many trials and errors, many advices from our customers 😀 Continue reading 2007 – the year of the “premieres” @Aventura Parc
At last, after months and months of sustained efforts, we made our grand opening at “Aventura Parc” on 2006, July 14th.
It was the French national day, but this coincidence did not give us any luck as only one journalist used the coach we hired in order to transport all our guests to the forest. The remaining of the invited people arrived by car. Continue reading 2006 – the adventure park inauguration
2006, the « zero year » for Aventura Parc: we had to build everything in order to transform the « native forest » into a welcoming place with a minimum of facilities for our guests AND implement the concept of « adventure park » for the first time in Romania! Continue reading 2006 – building the adventure park
This winter was the first we met the crude reality of wood theft, a reality which is sadly at an undustrial scale in Romania. Actually we began the year this way, on a cold 2006 january morning, by stating that several trees had been cut : almost a quarter of all the forest we bought a few months before… You will see on the photos below that there were marked trails for the thieves’ carts… Continue reading 2006 – Wake up to reality…
The “history”, or rather the Aventura Parc story in Romania begins in 2005 when we were already looking for a forest for almost two years (sporadic at first, because we had to develop another company and build our house, and after a while systematically) where to build the first nature adventure park in Romania .
In villages around Bucharest we were greeted with astonishment, indifference, sometimes even with a slight aggression: what do the French guys want with their amusement park with cables, ropes and other crazy things? Our project was complete “extra terrestrial” in those days …
Fortunately sometime in early May 2005 we met in Butimanu an agricultural agent that has proven cooperative and open to our wacky idea. He told us about a hectare of forest at the edge of the village Lucianca (completely unknown then! ). We went to visit … As you’ll see below there was nothing special in this forest (…)
(…) Nevertheless in contrast to the dozens of parcels visited before it encompassed most of the conditions sine qua non that were required for us to buy something like this: national road access, proximity to an electric pole (we thought naively that it will be easy to put there a power transformer to the park but you will have to see what Electrica (the electricity company) did to us in 2006 ), relatively large trees for the area …
Like many in life, we made a decision quickly (about two days) and made the papers, paid the money, and took possession of Lucianca forest.
Quickly followed the establishement of the company, the beginning of the brand deposit procedure at the OSIM (another nest of “competent” people) and we only had to build the park… Indeed?
So much for 2005, thank you for reading 🙂 !