we welcome our 7,000,000th customer!
Fellow tribesmen and tribeswomen, we've done it! We've only gone and welcomed our 7,000,000th (yep, seven millionth) Go Ape customer!
To think a in 15 years, seven million people from across the UK and beyond have visited our leafy hideouts. Seven million people have swung through the treetops, whizzed through the air on zip wires and rolled around the floor on our Forest Segways. Seven million people have chosen to Go Ape and live life adventurously. In fact, we actually feel a little emotional about it!
How we celebrated
Of course, this mammoth millionth milestone certainly deserved a celebration and celebrate we did!
We surprised three lovely ladies visiting Go Ape Cannock, as they embarked on a Forest Segway Experience. Unsuspectingly, they completed their forest-themed adventure wearing helmets with three 7,000,000th customer tickets sneakily planted inside of them.
We secretly set our video cams to 'record and filmed Jane, Julie and Jane turning up to Go Ape. We followed them with our cams as they cruised around the forest floor, hiding behind tree trunks so we didn't get caught out!
Then, as they rolled back to base, stepped off the Segways and removed their helmets...
Cue the music, party hats, bananas, gorillas, singing, dancing and huge celebratory certificates! You could say the three Js were rather taken aback!
After the buzz died down and we explained to Jane, Julie and Jane why they were receiving the extra-special treatment, we got to find out more about the ladies. They know one another through their husbands who work together (along with one of the Janes).
The ladies occasionally organise a girls' day out and, upon their arrival at Cannock, told one of our tribe that they'd decided they wanted to do more adventure-filled things together. One of the Janes referred to herself as Ã¢'the Segway expert after rolling around multiple times on the self-balancing machines (including at Go Ape Cannock). We can second that after witnessing her skills whilst filming them on the forest floor!
The ladies had enjoyed a leisurely stroll before the roll and said that they were delighted with being surprised! As an extra thanks for helping us to reach the milestone, we gave Jane, Julie and Jane a hamper packed with merchandise and gift vouchers so they can come and enjoy another adventure-filled girls' day out with us again in the not-too-distant future!
So, we've got to say a huge thanks to Jane, Julie and Jane! Thanks as well to all of our lovely, loyal Go Ape-rs who have helped us to reach the seven million mark. Thanks for living life adventurously and for being advocates of our forest-themed adventures!