Success Stories

Whether an established park or a brand new endeavor, your investment deserves a dedicated, experienced team with a proven track record of success. Explore some of our partnerships below and check back often as we post updated case studies!

Quarry Park Adventures

When Applied Adventure began operating Quarry Park Adventures in the spring of 2019, it was under unique circumstances. The City of Rocklin and its former park operator had parted ways, leaving the City’s large investment in need of an experienced team that could earn the public’s trust. We efficiently re-opened the business, regained public trust, and have proudly become the amenity and economic driver the City of Rocklin originally intended. 

The Gorge

The Gorge’s incredible reputation was built – in very large part – on the reputations of the business owners themselves. The idea of entrusting their business to someone else? Almost unimaginable. And then AAC came along. We’ve embraced and enhanced The Gorge brand, built strong community connections, and in just our first year alone increased revenue by more than 20%.

Grand Vue Park & Adventures

What Our Clients Say

“Working with Applied Adventure has been a game-changer for our small business. From the very beginning, they demonstrated an understanding of our industry that surpassed my expectations. Their team’s expertise in digital marketing strategies has helped us reach and connect with our target audience more effectively than we had before. The team’s communication and responsiveness have been fantastic, ensuring that we are always on the same page and allowing for seamless implementation of their strategies. It’s evident that they genuinely care about our success, and their dedication to achieving tangible results is truly commendable.”

“After operating our zipline and challenge course for 7 years beginning from its inception, it had reached a level that required industry expertise to achieve the next level of performance. After an interview and evaluation process, we selected Applied Adventure Consulting to manage our course. It was a great decision that we have never second guessed. It was an opportunity to focus on other opportunities without having any concerns about the course not being operated to the high standard we had strived to achieve. They brought significant industry course operations and maintenance knowledge. Dylan and Abby have assembled a team of proven professionals. They have been extremely easy to work with and responded positively to any of our observations. Their insight into technical aspects of the industry are invaluable. We would not hesitate to make the same decision.”

“After managing our own digital marketing for years, we decided to hire Applied Adventure Consulting to handle our social media and Google Ad marketing. The AAC team developed a plan with a predictable monthly budget and styled ads to match our unique branding. We knew exactly what was going to happen and they executed the plan seamlessly. We experienced a significant revenue increase in a year that our industry saw a significant retraction nationwide. We participated in monthly reviews with our account managers and were able to modify our plan to react to changing metrics. Most importantly, AAC hit the sweet spot of value: we spent enough to maximize reach without overspending and seeing a diminishing return. We will definitely be using AAC next year.”

“When you’ve started an operation like The Gorge from scratch, it’s easy to believe that you’re the only person who could run it successfully. After 8 years in business, the pandemic shut us down for about 3 months. During that time, I realized how much of my children’s lives I was missing and how much the stress of operating an incredibly complex business had taken a toll.

I had experience working with members of the AAC team in other capacities in the industry and felt confident that they were the best choice for managing The Gorge. Damn, was I right!
Their team made the transition seamless and fun. They worked so well with our long standing and seasonal employees that there was zero turnover. They hit revenue marks I never thought possible. They have maintained excellent, proactive communication. 4 years later, I have nothing but gratitude for the AAC team. I’ve got a more balanced life and a reliable stream of income from something that I can still be proud of but don’t have to stress about all the time.”