Buyer's Guides

Little Tikes Trampoline Comparison [June 2021]

Little Tikes 7' Trampoline New parents and parents with younger children are constantly asking me about trampolines for their kids.  Now, I usually tell parents to go with a bounce house or bouncy slide rather than a trampoline, but these Little Tikes trampolines are so popular that I decided to look into them.

Both models offer the quality that you’ve probably come to expect with the Little Tikes brand.  Each model is designed to be used by only one kid at a time and, unlike with a bounce house, this is a strict limit with a trampoline.

Read More...

Water Slide Bounce House Guide [June 2021]

A water slide bounce house is one of the best sources of warm-weather entertainment your family will ever own.  They're affordable, convenient, and offer literally endless fun for your kids from young to old. 

But first, a quick note:  There are a lot of bounce houses on the market, with many online offerings coming out in the last year or two.  In my opinion, you can't go wrong with Blast Zone or Bounceland, and for smaller kids Little Tikes may have a lot to offer.

The Best Bounce House Water Slide:

I've reviewed plenty of water slide bounce houses.  Based on what I've read, I can easily say that the seems to be the consensus favorite on the internet.  It's quality, features and price make it an option that is hard to beat when you're looking for a bounce house water slide combo.

From my perspective, the best water slide bounce houses are:

1. Blast Zone Shark Park - Inflatable Water Park Bouncer with Blower - Climbing Wall - Slide - Splash Area - Huge -
2. Blast Zone Pirate Bay - Inflatable Water Park with Blower - Large - Slide - Climbing Wall - Bounce House - Tunnel Blast Zone Pirate Bay - Inflatable Water Park with Blower - Large - Slide - Climbing Wall - Bounce House - Tunnel $798.00
3. Little Tikes Slam 'n Curve Slide, Multicolor $399.99
4. Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race Inflatable Slide Bouncer Multicolor, 161.00''L x 169.00''W x 103.00''H --- Weight: 50.00lbs. Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race Inflatable Slide Bouncer Multicolor, 161.00''L x 169.00''W x 103.00''H --- Weight: 50.00lbs. $468.27

Finding the best one can be a challenge, and I'm here to try and help.  Our family only owns one of these slides, and we've only used one other model, but I've done my best to provide a decent round up of the available water slide bounce houses that are available at most locations throughout the US.

Read More...

The Top 5 Best Bounce Houses for Toddlers [June 2021 Update]

Little Tikes Jump 'n Slide Bouncer - Inflatable Jumper Bounce House Plus Heavy Duty Blower With GFCI, Stakes, Repair Patches, And Storage Bag 106.2 Inch x 137.7 Inch x 65.7 Inch Ages 3-8 Years

We've gone through a few bounce houses for our kids, and I know the disappointment of getting one that doesn't last very long.  I can also tell you, buying a bounce house was one of the best decisions my wife and I ever made as parents.  There's nothing like it when it comes to having a source of worry-free, safe entertainment for your kids.  With this guide I'll give my opinion on the best bounce house for toddlers.

Read More...

The Ultimate Bounce House Buying Guide [June 2021 Update]

Buying a bounce house can be an intimidating ordeal.  There are so many options these days, it can be stressful, confusing and frustrating.  I've done my best to break down your decision here.  I'll outline the major brands, features and common complaints so you can make the best decision and start enjoying a new bouncer.

Before I do that, here are my top five bounce houses:

1. Little Tikes Jump 'n Slide Bouncer - Inflatable Jumper Bounce House Plus Heavy Duty Blower With GFCI, Stakes, Repair Patches, And Storage Bag 106.2 Inch x 137.7 Inch x 65.7 Inch Ages 3-8 Years $249.99
2. Bounceland Bounce House Castle with Basketball Hoop Inflatable Bouncer, Fun Slide, Safe Entrance Opening, UL Certified Strong Blower Included, 12 ft x 9 ft x 7 ft H, Kid Castle Party Theme Bounce House $249.00
3. Little Tikes Jump and Double Slide Bouncer, 168.00 L x 108.00 W x 84.00 H Inches -
4. Blast Zone Magic Castle - Inflatable Bounce House with Blower - Premium Quality - Indoor/Outdoor - Portable - Sets Up in Seconds $349.99
5. Bounceland Pop Star Inflatable Bounce House Bouncer, Large Bouncing Area with Long Slide, Climbing Wall, Basketball Hoop, UL 1HP Blower Included, 15 ft x 13 ft x 8.3 ft H, Pop Star Kids Party Theme $1,076.83

2019 UPDATE: Each time I do one of these updates I come across more and more cheap, knock-off brands. I'm also seeing a lot more cases of bounce houses being returned, in most cases off brands that I don't typically promote. Keep an eye on the reviews, and remember that in the end you absolutely get what you pay for.

Read More...

Best Bounce House Brands for Your Family [June 2021 Update]

Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race Inflatable Slide Bouncer Multicolor, 161.00''L x 169.00''W x 103.00''H --- Weight: 50.00lbs.

A lot of people ask me for my opinion on the best bounce house brands. Heck, most people would even be happy to have a complete list of bounce house brands, period!

But first, a quick note: Since I just mentioned it, I'll cut to the chase — do yourself a favor and buy something from Blast Zone or Bounceland, or if you have smaller kids pick up something from Little Tikes.

And the truth is that, today, the bounce house market is exploding. Brick and mortar stores are carrying them more often, and online retailers like Amazon are now booming with off-brand models that leave you feeling uncertain.

Here's my overall list, in order of reputation based on available information on the net.  There are a few clear standouts and a few average brands, and one or two to  watch out for.

Rank Brand Popular Models
1. Blast Zone Blast Zone Little Bopper - Inflatable Bounce House with Blower - Indoor/Outdoor - Portable - Sets Up in Seconds
Blast Zone Big Ol Bouncer - Inflatable Bounce House with Blower - Huge - Premium Quality - Great For Events - Holds 6 Kids
2. Bounceland Bounceland Pop Star Inflatable Bounce House Bouncer, Large Bouncing Area with Long Slide, Climbing Wall, Basketball Hoop, UL 1HP Blower Included, 15 ft x 13 ft x 8.3 ft H, Pop Star Kids Party Theme
Bounceland Dream Castle with Ball Pit Bounce House Bouncer
3. Little Tikes Little Tikes Jump 'n Slide Bouncer - Inflatable Jumper Bounce House Plus Heavy Duty Blower With GFCI, Stakes, Repair Patches, And Storage Bag 106.2 Inch x 137.7 Inch x 65.7 Inch Ages 3-8 Years
Little Tikes Dunk N Toss Bouncer
4. Cloud 9 Cloud 9 Princess Bounce House - Inflatable Pink Castle Without Blower
Cloud 9 Mighty Bounce House - Mini Crayon - Inflatable Kids Jumper with Blower

Most people don't buy bounce houses very often.  Am I right?

When you first start to look for one, it can be overwhelming to assess the situation and determine which brands are worth the money and which ones are junk.

And it gets worse.

Finding the best bounce house manufacturer isn't easy -- you've probably never heard of half of the brands.  These days it's become very easy to find a generic bounce house from a site like Ali Express, slap a brand name on it and list it on Amazon.

If you have to convince yourself that buying one of the cheaper knock-off brands is a good idea, then you probably know deep down that it really isn't. Trust your gut, and always be sure to read the latest reviews.

There is good news!

Read More...

The Best Bounce House for Your Basement [June 2021]

Bounce houses are a safe and fun way to let your kids get their energy out.  However, if you live in a colder climate, or just prefer having an entertainment option indoors, it can be hard to find the right unit.

In this post I'll go over a list of some of the best bounce houses for your basement

Read More...

Five Little Tikes Bounce Houses Your Kids Will Love [June 2021]

  One of the most common brands that I am asked about when it comes to inflatable bouncers is Little Tikes.  Most parents see them as a toddler-friendly brand geared mostly toward younger kids, and they assume that their bounce house products aren’t as durable or reliable, especially as kids get older.

The great news is that Little Tikes has a very broad range of products in the inflatable category and many of them are capable of handling your kids as they grow for many years to come.

Read More...

Little Tikes Bounce House Roundup [June 2021]

A Little Tikes bounce house is a decent option for young families looking for an inflatable bouncer.  While the warranties aren't the best, the products themselves are generally well-made and can stand the test of time.  I certainly think having a Little Tikes bounce house is better than not having one at all!  In this article I'll summarize the different models in the Little Tikes line to help make your buying decision easier.

Read More...

Bounceland Brand Review [June 2021 Preview]

For the first brand in my Brand Review series, I'll be taking a look at Bounceland.  In this series in general I'll be taking a look at a variety of brands that make bounce houses and other similar products.  I'll be focusing most of my attention on what I consider to be some of the bigger players in the market, but I'll also try to include some of the lesser-known and up-and-coming brands that I've seen emerge lately.  If you're in the market for a bounce house, trampoline, or inflatable water slide, then you can breathe easy knowing that you've never had more choice than you do now.  New companies are springing up left and right to try to get in on the action in this very hot, fast-growing market.

Read More...

Finding a Bouncy House for Sale [June 2021]

I don't mind saying that the first time I tried to find a bounce house for sale, I screwed up.

Majorly.

I'll never forget how disappointed my kids were when we all realized that the inflatable I found on craigslist wasn't going to inflate.  I felt just as deflated as that damn bouncer.

Read More...

About Bounce House Dude

At BounceHouseDude.com, our goal is to help you find the best bounce houses, trampolines and water slides for your family. Our site is funded by affiliate commissions.

Recent Posts

What's the Best Inflatable Water Slide? [June 2021 Update]

Little Tikes Trampoline Comparison [June 2021]

Water Slide Bounce House Guide [June 2021]

The Top 5 Best Bounce Houses for Toddlers [June 2021 Update]

The Ultimate Bounce House Buying Guide [June 2021 Update]

Best Bounce House Brands for Your Family [June 2021 Update]

The Best Bounce House for Your Basement [June 2021]

Five Little Tikes Bounce Houses Your Kids Will Love [June 2021]

The Parent's Guide to Inflatable Bouncers [June 2021]

Little Tikes Jump 'n Slide Bouncer Review [June 2021]

Little Tikes Bounce House Roundup [June 2021]

Your Must-Do Checklist When Renting a Bounce House [June 2021]

Can I Use My Bounce House Indoors? [June 2021]

Bounceland Brand Review [June 2021 Preview]

Finding a Bouncy House for Sale [June 2021]

Finding a Cheap Bounce House - Buying New vs. Used [June 2021]

Bounce House Birthday Party Ideas [June 2021]

Finding a Commercial Bounce House for Sale [June 2021]

Blast Zone Magic Castle Inflatable Bouncer [June 2021]

Everything You Need to Know About Trampolines [June 2021]

The 5 Best Affordable Bounce Houses [June 2021]

The Best Bounce House with a Slide [June 2021]

What's the Best Bounce House to Buy? [June 2021]

What's the Best Trampoline? [June 2021]