Misty Kingdom Bounce House

Last week I wrote about the practicality of owning  a bounce house. Now I’ll tell you about the specific bounce house that we got (it’s ideal for our family) and try to answer some of your practical questions about bounce houses in general.

Our family received the Misty Kingdom Bounce House and Ball Pit by Blast Zone.

The Misty Kingdom inflates in less than 2 minutes and has a large  7′ x 9′ bounce floor made of commercial vinyl surrounded by heavy duty safety netting. The entrance to the bounce floor is a small slide that is easy for even small children to access.

It also boasts a small climbing wall (it’s a climbing wall to the 4 and under crowd, the older kids just bounce to the top of the slide).

In addition to the bounce floor this bounce house has a slide that may be used dry

or wet

When you purchase the Misty Kingdom it comes with the bounce house, a blower, stakes for both the blower and the house, a carrying case, misting system (for the water) and a patching kit.

The bounce house takes just a few minutes to set up and several of our children are able to do it by themselves.

Because of the amount of rocks in our yard, we always lay out a tarp under the house, but this step would not be necessary if you have a nice grassy yard.

You simply unroll the bounce house,

stake down the sides and attach the blower. Once you start the blower the bounce house inflates in less than two minutes (we’ve found it to be a lot faster than that).

One other feature of the Misty Kingdom that I particularly like is the space at the entrance and exit. This space keeps the children from tramping across the grass (or mud if you’re using the water feature) and so keeps debris and mud out of the bounce house. It’s also an excellent area for children to wait for their turn.

Things you should know:

•  The Misty Kingdom safely and comfortably handles up to 5 bouncers with a maximum weight of 100 pounds per bouncer. We found that this bounce house was adequate even if 5 of our oldest children want to bounce at the same time.

• Having ten children causes you to seriously consider the durability of anything; furniture, vacuum cleaners, paint, dishwashers and even bounce houses and this bounce house passes our durability test.

• You may use bounce houses indoors. We set up the Misty Kingdom downstairs for a couple of weeks and the kids practically lived in it. Several of them related to me that they were even bouncing in their dreams.

• The blower must be plugged in and running the whole time the bounce house is being used.

• You will need to take down the bounce house after you use it as it shouldn’t be left outdoors. If the bounce house is not wet (more on that in a minute), it simply must be deflated, folded, rolled up and put into it’s carrying case. Mark and I can put the bounce house away in about 10 minutes. It takes the children about 15 minutes.

• The bounce house is about the size of a large sleeping bag when it’s put away. The storage case has a handle that makes it easier to transport and we’ve never had any difficulty getting the bounce house back into it’s case.

• If you use the water feature on the bounce house, you must allow it to dry before storing it. This process took a couple of hours in humid East Tennessee. We emptied the water out of the pool areas and dried the bounce floor with a towel. Then we left the blower going to dry out the insides.  The kids firmly believe that it’s worth the extra effort to be able to use the water slide and I don’t disagree,  it’s just not an everyday occurrence and when  you live where you get a lot of rain (like we do) it’s something to consider.

There are a variety of  inflatable bounce houses available  with different features for different budgets. Our family has been delighted with the Misty Kingdom. Having the large bounce floor in addition the slide and water options has been wonderful to keep all of our children entertained for hours and hours.

And for those of you who want to see it all in action; bouncing, sliding, splashing and crashing (Nick wipes out TWICE on the little entrance slide, good thing everything is so soft and bouncy):

Hurry and you can enter to win your own bounce house.

Our family received The Misty Kingdom Bounce House and Ball Pit in return for posting about it on this blog. All opinions are our own.

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12 Responses to Misty Kingdom Bounce House
  1. Living Free
    April 20, 2011 | 8:25 am

    Not related to the bounce house but your comment about durability and vacuum cleaners. What vacuum do you find to be durable? We just burnt out the 2nd one in just a few weeks time.

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    Last summer we purchased an Oreck. It’s been less than a year, but we’ve been very pleased so far. It’s the nicest most efficient vacuum I’ve ever owned and they have a wonderful maintenance plan which we’ve already used a few times. :)

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  2. Samantha
    April 20, 2011 | 8:48 am

    I wanted to buy one, but we couldn’t afford it. We ordered a trampoline instead. :(

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    DeAnn Reply:

    We went the trampoline route too. Its been well worth the money. In the summer the kids ad a sprinkler to the hose and make the trampoline a water park. Hours of healthy fun! ~ 6jellybeans@blogspot.com

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  3. DeAnn
    April 20, 2011 | 9:14 am

    Looks like fun!

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  4. Kristin Campbell
    April 20, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    I have two. one for upstairs and one for down. The upstairs one is a dirt devil, and sucktion is poor. The downstairs vacuum is a dirt devil also. but its the ultra vision turbo. its a 12 amp. and they are both bagless. the turbo definitly sucks up a lot!

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  5. Elle
    April 20, 2011 | 3:22 pm

    OOH! I LOVE that bouncy! I just wish it was in stock somewhere!

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  6. chantelle
    April 20, 2011 | 3:26 pm

    Oh, I enjoyed the video! It was fun to see your kids in action. :)

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  7. Michelle
    July 19, 2011 | 1:55 pm

    Hi, I was curious how your electric bill is effected by the bounce house. Is it about the same as running a fan all day long or does it require more “juice” therefore knocking your light bill through the roof? I’m looking at getting one for mostly indoor use but want to know before hand about the light bill so I’m not extremely shocked if it uses a ton. Thanks in advance :)

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    We haven’t noticed any difference. Of course the bounce house is only turned on when the children are actually jumping, so the energy use would be dependent upon how often the kids are actually using it.

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  8. Karen
    May 11, 2012 | 10:09 pm

    I was doing research on bouncy houses & trampolines. I have a 6yr old daughter & just moved to AL. It is so hot over here, & with school out in 2 weeks, I need something to keep her busy, because there’s not much to do here.What would last longer, a trampoline or bounce house? What age do u think she would outgrow the bounce house?

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  9. Kathy B.
    August 13, 2012 | 8:16 pm

    We just received our Misty Kingdom bounce house last Friday. Awesome fun for the grandkids, just in time for the 2-yr-old’s birthday party on Sat. Easy to step- up and deflate. Only drawback… Taking longer to dry out so we can fold up and store. Re-inflated to promote drying. Used wet vac to extract water from pool areas. Still drying out the inside. But sooo worth it!

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