Bounce houses, unlike their brick-and-mortar brethren, allow ball throwing, rarely require painting, and appease their insatiable oxygen appetites with late-night bicycle-pump soirees. Observe these inflatable inhabitables in their natural environs with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get a gift card for $20 worth of open-bounce time at Jumpin’ Joey’s. Both parents and children aged 2 years old and younger are admitted free.
Diminutive daredevils defy outdated notions of gravity throughout Jumpin’ Joey’s 8,000 square feet of Australian-themed bouncy play space. Magic Jump inflatables cushion boisterous bounders as they clamber through several bounce houses and batten down the hatches on the inflatable ship of Pirate Cove, an arena for buccaneering adventure and developing important pirate-dialect communication skills. A 30-foot obstacle course tests agility, and shuffleboard and arcade games engage spring-heeled sprouts in flatland fun. Open-bounce sessions include all attractions ($5–$8/child, depending on day and time).
Equipped with whistles, Jumpin’ Joey’s “lifeguards” patrol the fanciful facility, remaining ever vigilant against roughhousing, equipment issues, and cleat-clad dingoes. Each child receives a hand stamp upon entry and is checked upon exiting the building to ensure that parents leave with their own child, rather than a cleverly disguised koala.
Kids of all ages descend excitedly upon Jumpin Joeys seven Australia-themed bounce houses, flooding every inch of the 8,000-sqaure-foot indoor space with a symphony of giggles and delighted squeals. Intent on helping kids let loose while maintaining high standards of safety and cleanliness, Jumpin Joeys crew of Safe Inflatable Operators Training Organization (SIOTO)–certified lifeguards keep their eagle eyes and whistles trained upon playing youngsters at all times. A toddler unit affords tykes aged 2 and under a controlled place to play, and the inflatable pirate ship grants big kids a chance to hone their swashbucking skills, as long as neither of their hands are hooks. The onsite arcade, replete with shuffleboard and air hockey, bustles with cheering game winners, and the concession stand sates post-play appetites.