Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wind and Bounce Houses, Safety in Inflatable Bounce House Use

On Monday May 12, 2014 a tragic accident occurred in a bounce house leaving three children injured. The accident occurred 3:20pm on Monday in South Glens Falls, New York (Read More on Article). From reports, it is not apparent how strong the winds were that caused the accident, but it was described as a strong gusts of wind, which would easily be over 25 miles per hour. What concerns us is the lack of safety in the use of this bounce house. The bounce house that was used and that flew away leaving three children injured was a residential Little Tikes brand bounce house that is sold at stores like Target, WalMart, Toy-R-Us, eBay, or Amazon. There are major safety concerns with these residential bounce houses which we would like to address and compare to our commercial bounce houses.

Safety Issues With Residential Bounce Houses

What is the difference between Residential and Commercial Bounce Houses?

Residential bounce houses are sold at big box retail stores, manufactured in China, and do NOT follow the same regulations on safety and operation as the rest of the inflatable amusement industry. That is why these residential bounce houses are sold for nearly 1/2 or 1/4 of the price of commercial bounce houses. Commercial bounce houses are made locally by a few companies like Magic Jump Inc, or overseas by other companies. They follow strict regulations in the amusement industry for safety in design and operation. Residential bounce houses are small, do not use heavy duty vinyl material, do not have many safety features like slide stoppers, and use plastic stakes which is a big violation of safety standards. Commercial bounce houses use high grade heavy duty vinyl, long steel stakes, address all safety concerns, and include detailed owners manuals with every purchase. You can view more comparisons at Magic Jump's Website on Residential vs Commercial Bounce Houses.

As a company that has been in the industry since 1996, we have done thousands of inflatable setups a year with none flying away. We provide rules and safety tips for customers as well as having trained operators doing setups to make sure anchoring is done properly. 

NOTE OF CAUTION TO ALL USERS
If you are using an inflatable and there is high winds present, you MUST immediately evacuate the inflatable and turn it off. It does not matter if the inflatable is anchored down! If there is presence of very high winds it can still make the inflatable flyaway (even when it is staked down to the ground). Safety Rules on commercial bounce houses state this as well and so does our rental terms and agreements. Always provide an attendant to supervise the riders, make sure the attendant is a capable adult who has read all safety rules and is familiar with the product. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

NEW Jumbo Carousel Bouncer


Everyone's favorite bouncer just got super-sized! Rent this beautiful Jumbo Carousel Bounce House 20' by 20' for your next carnival themed party or event. The Carousel bouncer has a unique circular shape with images of horses and carousel. Riders feel like they are riding an actual carousel with the circular shape and center pole inside. This product is perfect for children ages 5 and up. 

NEW Backyard Toddler Combo

Put away the flashcards, puppets, and the Television! Discover a new way to educate your toddler while they are having the time of their lives! Rent the Backyard Toddler Combo for your young one, and watch as they learn the different colors, discover new shapes, and gain motor skills as they walk, bounce, hop, and crawl through the different obstacles coming their way. This bright, eye catching, combo is a great addition to any toddler's party. Sit back and enjoy as your child explores the world of shapes and colors in your own backyard.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

National Popcorn Day this January 19, 2014

Are you looking for a special occasion to throw a Popcorn Party? Look no further. National Popcorn Day is on January 19 this year and Magic Jump Rentals is celebrating BIG!! When you order a bounce house, use coupon code "conmacp" and receive $15 off your Popcorn Machine Rental (includes our other concession machines as well!!).



Want to celebrate even bigger? Make it a movie night with our fabulously BIG Inflatable Movie Screen. Our outdoor movie screen is the perfect way to  celebrate. Have your loved ones enjoying their favorite movie while the popcorn pops in our one-of-a-kind Popcorn Machine. Your party will surely POP!

How To Make Popcorn Using Our Popcorn Machine

Thursday, December 12, 2013

NEW!! Fun City Toddler Combo



Fun City Toddler Combo
Who said the city is a dangerous place for toddlers? Rent this beautiful Fun City Toddler Combo for your next event, and watch your toddler learn the different city sites by exploring the streets of this inflatable. Your toddler will explore the different colors, shapes, and scenes of the city while they crawl through obstacles, climb to the top of a slide, and slide their way down into the beautifully designed city. Sit back and enjoy your party as your toddlers enjoy the city in your own back yard.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

NEW Disney Princess 4 in 1 Combo

The Disney Princess 4in1 Combo is a beautiful bounce and slide combo that is perfect for your princess. Pictures of all the beautiful Disney Princesses such as Ariel, Cinderella, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White and Tiana will surely bring a smile on your princess' face. Features a bouncing area, basketball hoop, climber and slide. Bring home the Disney Princess 4 in1 combo today and make it a bouncing good time for your little princess. 

NEW!! Mickey Park 4 in 1 Combo

Mickey Park 4 in 1 Combo
Everyones favorite Mickey Park 4 in1 Combo is here to provide a bouncing good time at your next party or event. Rent the Mickey Park inflatable combo for your little ones and let them put a smile on your guests faces. Characters include Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck. Ride features bouncing area, basketball hoop, climber and slide.