This party is blowing up!
An enormous inflatable playground is bounding into Brooklyn! “Big Bounce America” will bring its record-breaking bounciness to Floyd Bennett Field on July 26, giving both children and adults a chance to shed their shoes and have some inflatable fun, according to the company’s founder.
“It’s the biggest bounce house in the world — that’s according to the Guinness Book of World Records. That’s the focal point of the event,” said Cammy Craig. “We also have a giant inflatable obstacle course, and another section that’s full of different space-inspired inflatables for people to play on.”
That bounce house, a giant monument to jumping joy that is larger than a baseball diamond, features a ball pit, climbing towers, basketball hoops, and a dee-jay station to keep the party hopping, said Craig.
“That’s really where the party is,” he said. “We’ve got a lot going on in there, from limbo competitions, dance competitions, dodgeball. It’s really interactive and fun.”
Those with a competitive bounce in their step can take a turn climbing inflatable walls and pushing through blow-up barriers on “The Giant” — an air-filled obstacle course that spans nearly the length of three football fields — and try and beat the two-minute, 40-second course record, said Craig.
“The giant obstacle course really brings out the competition element. People are running around trying to beat each other,” he said. “It’s actually very difficult, but it’s achievable.”
Guests can also take a trip to the otherworldly “AirSpace” section, which features gigantic spaceship-themed slides and alien-inspired mazes, which are designed to be picture-perfect spots for selfies, according to Craig.
During the bounce house’s 10-day stint in Brooklyn, time slots are cordoned off for various age groups: toddlers, little kids age 4–7; big kids age 8–14; and adults. Each age group will have its own three-hour session; and those who are simply young at heart are the largest growing segment of the bouncy community.
“We’ve always had adult sessions, but this year we’ve got one every night — and the demand for it has been crazy,” said Craig. “We usually sell about 6,000 to 8,000 tickets, and a lot of that is adults.”
Big Bounce America at Aviator Sports and Events Center [3159 Flatbush Ave. at Floyd Bennett Field in Marine Park, (833) 428–0889; www.thebi