A playground can be the site of a first birthday party, a first transatlantic paper-airplane flight, and a first doctoral dissertation on the geothermal impact of teeter-totters. Make a scientific breakthrough while breathlessly jumping with today's Groupon: for $15, you get five unlimited bounces to be used for the open bounce (up to a $30 value) at the La Vista location, about a 15-minute drive from downtown Omaha. Sprightly bouncers must wear socks in order to play. Adults and children under two years old enter for free if accompanied by a paying child.
BounceU transports kids to an inflatable, climate-controlled playground, where they can bounce from side to side in a safe, secure environment. Your passes are valid toward five open bounce sessions, available 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Kids can imagine they're synchronized leapers in Michael Flatley's Riverbounce as they carom around the inflatable stadium, expending energy with every leap. Adults are welcome to act like eight-year-olds and join the vivacious youngsters in the playground, where they can duel with the foam-shooting equipment or mount the climbing structures.
The attentive BounceU staff will monitor the rebounding playground at all times, ensuring that the facilities are safe and clean so that the kids can spend their session imagining that they're Sir Lancelot and his steed invading the dominion of trampolines.
Must fill out a waiver to bounce. If under 18, a parent or guardian must sign waiver.
During BounceU's parties, kids bound through inflatable play structures—and occasionally glow in the dark. In one inflatable system, kids start by climbing a ladder to reach platforms linked only with three inflatable balls. The challenge is to jump, run, or balance on the balls to reach the other side without falling into the massive ball pit below. But don't worry if you fall–the ball pit below is cushioned with Zero-Shock technology.
At the center's Cosmic bounce parties, the main lights are replaced by special-effects lighting, which coaxes light from glow-in-the-dark accessories. The center's new location, in operation since May 2013, complements its shindigs with open-play sessions and more structured classes, appropriate for kids aged 2 and older.