Friday, September 15, 2006

Giant Jumping Castle

On the N1 through Bloemfontein there is the "Windmill Casino", with the largest jumping castle I have ever seen. My brother Andrew manufactures Jumping Castles, even the slide type shown here, but he is restricted to something that can be used in a garden or playground.
There is no trick photography here. The photo is taken from the main road with a Nokia cell phone camera (i.e. very basic), and the building and palm tree behind the castle are pretty close to the castle, in front of a 1.5m fence. Notice the adults standing in the foreground. This thing is massive: at least 3 or 4 stories high. When I first saw it I could hardly believe how tall it is.

2 comments:

Andrew Edwards said...

Hi Donn

I recently did some changes on my website so the link to my website has changed to all lowercase. http://fun4partyanimals.com/partyman/index.php
Party Animals Jumping Castles don't make these Giant Slides since they are potentially dangerous. Last year an adult was seriously injured at a function at the Bryanston NCMI church. Also a unit like that rents for R5000 per day and costs about R175 000. These units are quite profitable but are the domain of the large companies involved in the large event market. We avoid that market where possible since at the moment we don't have the staff and infrastructure to do it well. We are very happy that we have recently found a supplier of much safer blowers for jumping castles. After you told me about the accident you heard about at the Italian club, I approached my suppliers for safer units. One of them rose to the challenge and came up with a new product that was safer and better.
Cheers
Andrew

ruben@wsiwebvisits.co.za said...

When one thinks about jumping castles, an image of children jumping up and down on it comes to mind. It is a fact that jumping castles are always associated with children. It may then come as a surprise to some people to know that there is in fact something such as adult jumping castles.


Adult jumping castles
also comes in a wide variety of different shapes, colours and sizes. The only notable difference between adult jumping castles and the jumping castles used by children is the size. As could thus be expected, the entire inflatable structure needs to be much stronger due to this difference in size between adults and children.


There is a child hidden inside every adult, just waiting for an opportunity to surface. Why not let that child out and play again? Renting an adult jumping castle is the perfect way of doing exactly that. Adults always enjoy something different, and that is why they might have even more fun on a jumping castle than some children!


Unfortunately, having fun also means there is room for injury. Jumping castles can cause serious injury to children. The same applies to adult jumping castles. The possibility of getting injured is always there. Adults may even get more hurt than children, due to the fact that they are not as supple as children.


Thus, next time dad’s birthday comes around, why not throw him a party and surprise him by renting an adult jumping castle! For more information on jumping castles hire , visit Rainbow Inflatables by clicking here.


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