New Zealand based AJ Hackett International is planning to open the world’s highest bungy jump in China, underneath the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge. AJ Hackett International is the official bungy jump operator at the glass bridge. According to the company, the structure, in Hunan province, is the world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge and that the bungy platform will be mounted beneath the glass bridge, offering a 260m (853 feet) long jump. To spice things up, they are adding giant swing platform, flying foxes and another 40m (131 feet) bungy off a bridge above the glass bridge. The project is set to open in late 2017.
The project on the glass bridge is part of AJ Hackett International’s three projects that are fully-funded by AJ Hackett International, joint ventures or private/government investments which will help them double their size during the next three years.
First project to be completed is a $12 million project on Singapore’s Sentosa Island comprising a 47m (154 feet) jump, two giant swings, a vertical skywalk, a sky bridge, a restaurant and bar which will open in May 2017.
After completion of Glass bridge project, they have plans to open a $10m Skypark in Moscow, featuring bungy, swings, flying foxes and glass viewing vertigo experiences in early 2018 which will be their last project out of three.
AJ Hackett International is also planning to enlarge the size of their Indonesian resort, Pondok Santi Estate that is located on the island of Gili Trawangan.
About AJ Hackett International
Mr. Hackett, a co-founder of bungy, introducing commercial jumps almost 28 years ago. After seeing a video of Bungy jumps performed by the Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club. AJ Hackett and friend Henry Van Asch set about developing and testing Bungy cords with the help of Auckland University Scientists.
In June 1987, AJ’s jump from the Eiffel Tower in Paris was a very public confirmation of complete faith in the Bungy product and a PR coup. The company opened commercial Bungy Jump operation in 1988 at the Kawarau Bridge, Queenstown, New Zealand, with just a 30-day operating license from the Department of Conservation.
In 1997, AJ Hackett & Henry van Asch decided to go their separate ways & now run independently of each other.
The company now operates other gravity related experiences outside of Bungy Jumping and have thrilled over 3.5 million customers since its inception in 1988.