It could be just the people I have surrounded myself with but for the most part I feel like even the ones who are intimidated initially usually warm up to these fun ideas and activities pretty quickly. This especially tends to happen at our home since we are a house full of swimmers and lifeguards plus with the boys now a bit older, they can challenge any one into becoming a daredevil!
We even bought a large trampoline for Alana to enjoy with her friends. But honestly, having this around just didn't seem like quite enough. When the boys were younger, I would always take them up the street to the local Bounce House Play Center where they loved to burn off all their energy! Watching them enjoy themselves so much, I quickly decided it was something we needed to have in our yard.
Knowing that we didn't have a pool in the backyard (and weren't planning on it in the near future), I decided this would be part of my criteria for the new structure. I also know that because we live in Michigan and the weather is about as unpredictable as anything, that any bounce house we purchase will need to be easy to setup and breakdown.
While searching the internet and the bazillion websites which sell products of this nature, I discovered one which stood out above the rest. Blast Zone is a company which sells both Inflatable Bouncers/Inflatable Water Parks and Commercial Inflatables/Commercial Inflatable Slides. I was very impressed with the selection and variety available depending on an individuals needs and criteria.
Blast Zone products right away caught my eye when I noticed they use commercial grade vinyl on all their bouncers. On the slight chance something slips through the cracks, they also have a 1-Year Warranty and 2-Year Promise. In addition, the quality that gave me the most confidence that Blast Zone was the company for me, was reading that the "water inflatables have built-in water flow restriction." keeping them as utility efficient as possible!
The second I decided on their Crocodile Isle Inflatable Water Park and Slide, I had to share the news across social media and with all of my family. The kids were super excited for this to arrive and to use this the minute it arrived. With higher tail walls and widened ramps and safety rails on the climber than the original, this is made to keep my crazy boys safe while at play!
I love this specific design for the boys as they can slide (or race) down both slides at the same time. Being that I've got two they are always fighting and competing with everything. This bad boy will hold up to six kids though so they can even have friends join them. Both slides have their own sprayers to keep them slippery and the kids cooled off. If that isn't enough there is a splash pool at the bottom for them to relax in (or mom can, LOL).
Cost/Available to purchase: $599 Crocodile Isle Inflatable Water Park and Slide or through Blast Zone's Inflatable Water Parks - http://www.blastzone.com/shop/pc/Inflatable-Water-Parks-c3.htm
Commercial Inflatables - http://www.blastzonecommercial.com
Bounce Houses - http://www.blastzone.com/shop/pc/Bounce-Houses-c2.htm
DISCOUNT: Blast Zone has agreed to give all of my readers a 10% discount off all bounce houses. Just enter the secret code 'BOUNCEBLOG' in the GIFT CERTIFICATE field at checkout
Recommendation: I think this is beyond reasonable cost as most companies seem to be much higher pricing for something so large. It may seem a bit expensive but this is fun that will last a lifetime as well as of a quality that pays for itself within the first few uses. The kids are super pumped to share this with all of there friends and have it set up out back at our new house! I could not be happier with the product and company quality! This has been worth every penny and then some!
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Giveaway: Blast Zone is going to give one of A Lucky Ladybug's lucky readers a Magic Castle Bouncer of their own!