Heavy Equipment Adventures on Shark Tank
"Heavy Equipment Adventures
Shark Tank Season 7, Episode 713
The entrepreneur behind the Extreme Sand Box Adventure's is Randy Stenger, from Hastings, Minnesota, who's appearing on the next Brand New Shark Tank in Episode 713 this Tuesday night, January 5, 2016. The inspiration in opening a top-rated attraction in Twin Cities, wasn't from a childhood dream building the biggest, most extreme sandbox imaginable, but from a simple question from one of his three young boys. His son asked him as they were passing by a construction site, "Dad, wouldn't it be fun playing on those trucks?" Knowing a great idea when He hears one, Randy took massive action and soon opened the Extreme Sand Box in early 2011 starting with three pieces of large equipment.
The Heavy Equipment Adventure's continued to re-invest in more construction equipment as everyone likes the idea of playing in the Extreme Sand Box.
The video below is Stenger giving a tour of the recently built new facility in March 2014. If you considered when Shark Tank Season 7 auditions were taking place last year, then all the new additions to the Extreme Sand Box were done before Randy's meeting with the Sharks.
Extreme Sand Box Reviews before Shark Tank Episode 713As you might expect, All the reviews for the Extreme Sand Box are extremely positive. Who wouldn't want to play around with a large excavator or a D4 caterpillar with 10 tons of pure power? The cost to play in the most Extreme Sand Box starts at only $195.00 for a one-hour adventure and goes up to $895.00 for an entire day playing with all the large equipment. Having a birthday party in the Twin Cities area? You can rent a real Fire Truck to show up at the party and give rides to your guests. How cool would that be no matter how old you are?
As far as Extreme Sand Box getting a deal on the Shark Tank, there's only one Shark big enough to swallow this deal IMO. When it comes to the major attractions business, Mark Cuban's demonstrated time, and again He's willing to invest large numbers within this category, especially if it's scalable in size. How easy would it be scaling an attraction business such as Extreme Sand Box across the entire United States? With the help of a Shark Tank investment, it would be like printing money with thousands of big kid's coming out to play.
Watch Extreme Sand Box on the next Shark Tank Show this Tuesday night, 1/5/2016, and see if Randy gets the Sharks to invest in Heavy Equipment Adventures or gets buried with too high of a valuation.
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