Another Award-Winning Attraction with Aztec Adventure and The Valley, Evesham!

Another Award-Winning Attraction with Aztec Adventure and The Valley, Evesham!

Greenspan Projects were thrilled to partner with award-winning leisure company Aztec Adventure and Eagle One’s popular shopping destination, The Valley, on this epic fun-fuelled adventure for visitors of all ages!

Named “The Lost Valley”, this project involved creating a totally unique Aztec themed 18-hole Adventure Golf Course andHigh Rope Aerial Adventure Course which culminates in a zip wire finale.

Utilising some of the fantastic unused outdoor space in the heart of Evesham, the attraction has been built just behind The Valley Shopping Centre. This popular centre already boasts 25 shops, a fabulous garden centre, and four eateries with free parking set in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside… yet it’s now home to one of the biggest adventure attractions in the vicinity.

Visitors can now test out their putting skills on the brand-new adventure golf course which is suitable for all ages and abilities. Families, friends, team-building colleagues or anyone looking to enjoy some good competitive fun can now successfully manoeuvre around the Lost Valley Aztec Temple, wooden bridge, water features and crashed plane on this fun-filled platform… whilst admiring the skills of the adventurers up high!

The High Rope Aerial Adventure Course is a great challenge for those who love to be off the ground! Children and adults will have great fun outdoors navigating the fifteen elements, including cargo net, swingy steps, see-saw steps and various wobbly bridges climaxing with a 70-metre zip wire descent. Visitors can enjoy a bird’s eye view, up to 5 metres off the ground, of the landscaped Lost Valley including the Aztec Temple, crashed plan, the 18-hole outdoor Adventure Golf Course and an abandoned Land Rover.

With a project of this scale, it certainly takes a great deal of hard work and strong collaboration – and it has been an amazing journey to say the least. Greenspan have loved being a part of the process in bringing this attraction to life… and since launching on 1st April 2023, it certainly seems as though the only way is up for this adventure…

Commenting on the launch, Aztec Adventure’s Director, Mark Spence, said:

“Aztec Adventure are thrilled that the Easter opening weekend of The Lost Valley went well. Easter is always an exciting time as we open our Upton Warren and Lower Moor sites for the 2023 season. It was even more so with the winning of these awards and the opening of The Lost Valley. All of us at Aztec Adventure are so excited for the season ahead!”

Emily Burton, retail commercial manager at The Valley, said:

“The launch of The Lost Valley is another significant milestone in the success story of The Valley Evesham, further enhancing our existing leisure offer and adding to our distinctive mix. Now, more than ever, visitors are looking for an intergenerational outdoor memorable experience and The Lost Valley delivers it in abundance. After 18 per cent increase in footfall over the weekend compared to pre-pandemic levels, we are on track for a record-breaking Easter holiday.”

Charlie Edwards, Commercial Director at Greenspan Projects Ltd, commented:

“Breaking ground on a new project is always exhilarating. It’s the lifeblood of what we do at Greenspan. This attraction combines our trademark bespoke adventure golf with a completely unique high ropes course and zip wire finale that will enhance The Valley’s existing leisure offering as one of the first of its kind in the UK.

Collaborating with The Valley team and Aztec Adventure has been a real pleasure, as it’s clear to see that they share the same vision and passion about the project as we do. I’m looking forward to seeing the value it’ll bring to visitors looking for a shopping and leisure trip with a difference.”

To find out more, and to book tickets, please click here.

Want to discover more about Greenspan’s epic adventure builds? Check out our other projects here!

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Tui Marella Cruises Adventure Golf

Marella Voyager is the latest newly refurbished vessel to enter the Marella scene. Formerly Mein Schiff Herz, Marella Voyager is the second of two Century-class cruise ships operated by TUI Cruises. Built for Celebrity Cruises at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, Marella Voyager is now equipped with a vast variety of bars and restaurants, as well as an indoor cinema, a pool deck – complete with a swimming pool and whirlpools – and a big show lounge.

Marella’s product development team were looking for something else a little different to bring to a ship undergoing an entire bow-to-stern refurbishment… unlike anything they’d seen on cruise ships before! So, the team engaged with a variety of suppliers and eventually chose Greenspan Projects to work on the design concept for a unique, exciting attraction that will keep passengers entertained… atop The Veranda, overlooking the sea.

Greenspan’s creative design team set to work to produce a concept that could be enjoyed by all… and, of course, centred the story on none other than the beautiful big blue sea! Pops of colour in the coral reef, creativity with realistic rockwork and enhanced playability were key elements considered. Marella are conscious that all passengers should have the opportunity to enjoy all aspects of any attraction on the ship, so accessibility and safety were also factored in from the outset.

Upon completion of the design concept, Marella instructed the Greenspan project team to begin the build in Cadiz, Spain, while the vessel was in dry dock. Utilising expertise from marine specialists within the project management team, challenges needed to be considered during the build in terms of factors such as movement of the ship post-build – as this is no static attraction! For safety purposes, for example, the rock formations needed to be brought away from the external railing to account for movement of the vessel and overall safety – plus the space constraints were something a little unique to work with… but not something the Greenspan team couldn’t handle!

The experience of the build was ultimately enjoyed by many members of the Greenspan team – from our estimators, to procurement, project management, marketing and the senior leadership team… it has been a pleasure to be a part of during our first marine attraction build.

Lawrence Benneton, Hotel Refurbishment Manager for Marella Cruises, said: “Marella were very impressed by Greenspan’s “can do”, positive attitude. Working closely with the Marella team on their first marine project, there were a few unbeknown curveballs thrown their way, which they adapted to proficiently.

“We have enjoyed working with the Greenspan team… and we really look forward to working with them again in the future.”

Managing director of Marella Cruises Chris Hackney went on to say the line is now at its largest capacity, giving agents a “fantastic opportunity” to push sales. “We now have five ships in our fleet which means our capacity is at the largest it has been so we can take more customers away than ever before. This makes it so much easier for agents as they know that we will deliver a quality product, and now, with the addition of Marella Voyager which truly is our best ship yet, there is even more of it.”

“It has been my pleasure to officially open the adventure golf on Marella Voyager, and we look forward to seeing it thrive.”

Rod Morton, CEO of Greenspan Projects, said: “We’ve found that designs that allow people to congregate comfortably around key areas like bars and golf holes help to create an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation. Safety is also a huge element within what we do. We follow the International Maritime Organization’s regulations across all products that we install onboard vessels. From wallpaper and fabrics to artificial grass, we ensure all products are certified with the ship’s wheel mark to confirm authenticity.

Working with Tui Cruises and Marella has been a genuine pleasure and we look forward to many more marine builds for them in the future!”

Find out more about Marella Voyager and her itinerary by clicking here. 

Inspired? Check out our more about Greenspan in the cruise industry here!

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