From Our Editors
With more than 20 years of experience in the inflatable entertainment industry, Merry Makers provides hours of jumpable delight to energetic juveniles and the parents who want to tire them out before beer-thirty. Proportioned for standard toy-humans ages 12 and younger, and weighing less than 150 pounds, the Jumparoo Bounce House (a value of $179 for up to seven-hour rental) requires a 20'x20'x13'–20' space in which to nestle, and one electrical outlet within 70 feet to power the inflation station. These bright, colorful bastions of bounceability are available in more than 50 themes, such as castle, princess castle, and the castle formerly known as Prince castle. Treat your tot to a big top bouncer for a lively, circus-themed bash, or rent a pneumatic starship on July 20 to celebrate the 41-year anniversary of the Apollo moon landing or the 90-year pre-versary of humanity's first contact with Vulcans. Most bounce houses come with a roof to shield gravity challengers from sun and rain, allowing free-floating friends to jump their way to bedtime come rain, shine, or plague of fun-devouring locust.