If I told you we were going to a castle that’s 10 000 square feet and has its own basketball court and nightclub, you’d probably think we were visiting Beyonce.
This is actually better than visiting Beyonce. Okay, no it isn’t, but it’s still one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen.
Introducing the world’s largest jumping castle (or bounce house, as the Yanks call it) – that staple of children’s birthday parties only much, much bigger.
Here’s TODAY Home on the genius behind it:
Co-founder Cameron Craig told TODAY Home that he and his partner, Grahame Ferguson, came up with the idea when they were producing an event at a music festival in the U.K.
“There was a children’s play area on the side, and it had your usual bounce house,” he said. “When the sun started to set and the children went to bed, we had a few beers and played on it.”
It was so much fun that they dreamed of a bounce house big enough for adults or the whole family.
“Because of our background in entertainment, instead of just having a standard bounce house, we thought, ‘Let’s put (in) a basketball court and a ball pit,'” he said.
And they wanted to go big, so they set out to make the world’s largest one — which they accomplished. The Big Bounce America holds the title for the Guinness World Record and has a legal capacity for up to 200 people on it at a time (although they limit it to 180 at events.)
I guess we missed this one in our list of strangest Guinness World Records, but it’s all good because now you know.
While a typical bounce house uses one blower to inflate, this one requires 28.
There’s an obstacle course, where you can compete against your friends, and a basketball court, where you can get some major air. You can slide down the giant slide into the ball pit or just jump around with the inflatable beach balls.
There’s even a DJ spinning tunes and blasting confetti in the middle. And since you’re already not wearing shoes (they’re not allowed on the inflatable structure), imagine how comfortable your feet will be for the dance party!
Hurrah for no shoes.
This jumping castle might be the only good thing about America right now.
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