If kids want to someday get into a good moon college, early manipulation of gravity and bounce training will start them off on the right path. Prepare a wee one for low-gravity econ classes with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a six-visit open-play pass to Jump!Zone in Allison Park (up to a $54 value).
At each Jump!Zone locale nationwide, children ages 2–12 race through themed play areas, bounce on inflatables, and fly down giant slides. Boys and girls can achieve momentary flight in SpongeBob SquarePants and pirate-themed bouncers or slide near the vigilant figure of Batman, who, as in real life, is 20 feet tall and filled with air. Tots with aspirations to be firefighters slide into a bouncy fire truck, and hopeful swashbucklers walk the springy plank of a Long John Silver pirate ship. A giant crocodile watches over the proceedings with chompers ready to snatch unsuspecting sliders, and a Disney princess castle shields young maidens from cootie-breathing dragons. While the kids play, their adult counterparts can relax in the café, use Jump!Zone's free WiFi and finally have time to recite the periodic table of elements in peace. Check the schedule for open-play hours.
Jump!Zone’s indoor playgrounds envelop kids aged 2–12 in an inflatable world filled with challenging obstacle courses, fun slides, and cardio-boosting bounce houses. While navigating the plush courses under the watchful eyes of air-filled dinosaurs and superheroes, kids burn off extra energy and participate in activities that may help develop motor skills. Jump!Zone’s energetic staff supervises all play as kids climb on pirate ships and trampoline inside princess castles. Specific inflatables may vary by location but often include towering bounce houses shaped like fire trucks or octopi as well as party rooms, games, pizza, soda, and other festive fare. The bouncy center also hosts birthday parties, fundraisers, and special events.