Epic Inflatables: The World’s Biggest Bounce House
The World’s Most Epic Bounce House is Bonkers!
It’s been a while since we’ve added a new entry to our Epic Inflatables series. So today, we wanted to pay a visit to an epic inflatable of staggering proportions. Let's meet the world’s biggest bounce house, which tours North America each year.
The Big Bounce America tours with a 900 foot inflatable obstacle course, accompanied by other large bounce houses and slides. They need a fleet of tractor trailers to move it all around, making The Big Bounce, at least unofficially, the world’s largest touring inflatable park as well.
According to The Big Bounce America’s tour manager, Manny Osoria, the world’s biggest bounce house and its accompanying inflatables require a staggering 140 air blowers, 60 of which are used for the bounce house itself. In 2018, the bounce house portion only required 28, indicating how much larger the world’s biggest bounce house has grown over time. By comparison, Discovery’s massive Chompie the Shark only needed ten blowers to stay inflated.
How Two Tipsy Adults Invented the Big Bounce
Like so many of the world's greatest innovations, The Big Bounce was born almost accidentally. And yes, it did involve a little drinking. It all happened after a music show many years ago, when two Scottish gents brewed up an idea.
In an interview with TODAY Home, Creators Cameron Craig and Grahame Ferguson said they were working at a music festival in the United Kingdom when the idea struck them. That festival had a commercial bounce house set up for children to play in, which Craig and Ferguson (two individuals; not to be confused with Scottish-American comedian Craig Ferguson) bounced around in after everyone else had gone home.
The duo had a lot of fun in the bounce house. So much fun, in fact, that they started to envision creating an adult bounce house of their own. And the more involved their idea became, the bigger and grander it had grown. They soon enlisted the help of their creative team, as well as a manufacturing company in Ohio. And after 18 months of labor, the team debuted their creation with a North American tour in 2017.
The 2020 tour began in Miami on January 28th. And you can be sure some of the Tent and Table crew will pay this behemoth a visit when it rolls through Buffalo later this year as well. As a company that produces inflatables including large bounce houses, inflatable water slides, inflatable games, and inflatable obstacle courses, we can definitely appreciate all of the hard work that went into building this brilliant monstrosity. The world's biggest bounce house is definitely impressive, and we can't wait to give it a jump!
All photos courtesy of The Big Bounce America, used with permission