Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race Inflatable Slide Review [April 2024]

Apr 19, 2024
Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race Inflatable Slide
MGA Entertainment

Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race Inflatable Slide

Editor's rating
/ 5
Current Price*
*Pricing data last updated Apr 19, 2024

Quick Summary

The Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race is a great starter water slide for families with young children. It is well-constructed, backed by a solid warranty and yet still very affordable. It won't support kids who are much older than 7 or 8 years old, so you'll definitely get more value out of it if you have younger children, but beyond that there aren't a whole lot of complaints that I have about this model. If you buy it somewhere like Amazon or Wal-Mart you'll have extra assurance that you will be satisfied with your purchase. With that said, I do think you'll be happy with it.
Inflatable water slides are one of the most popular types of inflatables out there. My first exposure to residential-grade inflatables was when a neighbor of ours bought an inflatable water slide and set it up in their yard one day.
From there I discovered the entire world of bounce houses, from basic bouncers to enormous obstacle courses. Throughout that time, however, I've always remembered that first inflatable water slide and how much all of the neighborhood kids loved it.
The Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race is a great entry-level slide that can provide hours of fun for your kids and their friends on those long, hot summer days.

Product Information

Before we dive into the details, let's start by taking a look at some basic product information about the Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race Inflatable Slide Bouncer Multicolor. The following information was provided by the manufacturer (MGA Entertainment) on Apr 19, 2024.

From the Manufacturer

Here are some features that have been provided by the manufacturer:

  • Fun outside inflatable water bouncer includes climbing wall, two slides, and splash pool
  • Maximum number of kids is 4 and the maximum combined weight limit is 350 lbs.
  • Internal Box Size: 15.75''L x 28.75''W x 16.25''H (all dimensions are in inches )
  • A surprise dump bucket pours water on kids climbing up the center inflatable rock wall
  • Product Size 161.00L x 169.00 W x 103.00 H

Overall Thoughts

Perhaps I should mention at some point during this review, but I am very biased toward Little Tikes for things like bounce houses, trampolines and inflatable water slides. They definitely cater to a younger crowd, but considering that they do, they deliver a quality product.

One of the big benefits of running this site is that I get insight into what some of my users buy on Amazon. It doesn't cost you anything — it's basically Amazon paying me a commission for referring some of my readers to their site — but that insight is huge when it comes to reviewing products that my readers buy.

The way this works is that I get reports showing what products are purchased (personal information is never provided). More importantly, I get to see which of those products get returned. This gives me HUGE insight into which inflatables actually live up to the hype and stand the test of time.

Because of this data, I've learned over time that Little Tikes is one of the brands that gets returned the least. Simply put, it almost never happens. For this reason, I will virtually always recommend a Little Tikes product in the inflatable category.

Beyond that, this is just a nice slide. It's simple and convenient, yet loads of fun for your kids, and for that reason it earns a high rating from me. If you purchase this unit too, please feel free to reach out to me and let me know what you thought!

Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race Inflatable Slide
Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race Inflatable Slide

Our Review: The Good and the Bad

For every product that is reviewed on this site, I like to condense the information down so that you can spend less time reading reviews and spend more time enjoying your life with friends and loved ones.

I was able to come up with six positive highlights for the Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race Inflatable Slide Bouncer Multicolor. On the other side of the coin, there were three areas for improvement that I was able to identify.

First, the positive highlights:

Things I liked

After taking a good look at Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race Inflatable Slide, these are the positive things that stood out:

  • Straightforward, easy-to-use model that is simple and dependable. It might not have some features like water cannons or basketball hoops, but for the target age group that this model serves that is generally not an issue.
  • Inflates quickly so your kids won't be waiting long to start the fun. Every minute counts when you have a group of excited children ready to go, and this model won't let you down!
  • Double slides allow for more kids to use the slide. In my experience, giving younger kids plenty of space can help keep things happy and civil, especially when siblings are involved. Having two slides on this model means that you'll avoid some of the arguments and scuffles that happen when kids have to share.
  • Lightweight and easy-to-store, this model can be put away almost as easily as it gets set up. That may be a bit of an exaggeration (the cleanup is always more time consuming with water toys), but this model really is about as easy to put away as it gets.
  • Backed by a quality brand like Little Tikes, which I just learned has been in business for over 50 years, you won't have to worry about having major problems or getting terrible service when little issues come up.
  • Good price point and readily available from multiple retailers. I almost overlooked one of the most important parts! This model is priced very competitively considering the quality that you are getting, and it is really one of the easier inflatable water slides to find in stock.
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And now, some things you might want to watch out for:

Things I didn't like

The downsides that I noticed after looking at Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race Inflatable Slide were:

  • This is a pretty basic model. Like I mentioned above, there are no water cannons or basketball hoops, no additional bouncing surfaces, things like that. However, the trade-off in my mind is that this model is much more affordable than some of the bigger ones that would have those features.
  • You won't be able to use it forever. As with a lot of the Little Tikes inflatables, it's hard to see kids using this who are much older than 7 or 8, and even that might be pushing it. Of course, the older the kids are the fewer of them you should allow on the slide at once, but even then this is definitely geared toward the younger crowd.
  • These are widely available so the resale value might be a little lower if you plan on reselling it after a couple years' use. That said, there will probably always be decent demand for these, even in the used market, so that may be a benefit in the eid.
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That's about all I have for now! I hope that this review has been helpful for you as you decide which inflatable water slide to buy for your family. If you have younger kids then I definitly wouldn't hesitate to buy this, as the sooner you do it, the longer you'll be able to enjoy it. The clock is ticking, so

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