How much does it cost to rent a Jumpin' Bean Bouncer?

For more information, please contact Scott Helmle at (920) 609-9208.

How far in advance should I reserve a Jumpin' Bean Bouncer?

We recommend that a bouncer be reserved as soon as possible in advance. During the summer months, the most popular units get booked up quickly.

What are methods of payment?

We are very flexible as far as payment. We accept cash, money orders or checks.

What communities do you serve?

Jumpin' Bean Bouncers provides a full-service delivery, set-up and take-down service for most of Northeastern Wisconsin including Green Bay, Appleton, the Fox Cities, Door County, Kewaunee County, Manitowoc County, Calumet County, Outagamie County, Winnebago County, Waupaca County, Shawano County, Oconto County, Marinette County, Forest County and Langlade County.

How much space do I need for a Jumpin' Bean Bouncer?

A minimum of 20'x 25' is necessary, with overhead clearance of 18' for a bouncer. The larger combos and obstacle course require more.

What is required for setup?

A relatively flat clean open surface, with no overhead obstructions is required, along with a 20 ampere power outlet within 50 feet of the open area. Portable generators are available upon request.

How many people can jump at a time?

Our 13'x13' bouncer will hold 6-8 toddlers or 5-6 elementary age kids. As the persons' weights increase, the number of participants should decrease. The total weight of participants should not exceed 600 pounds.

Can I pick up the unit and set it up myself?

No. Safety is most important, we have qualified technicians set up the bouncer, check for safe operations, and instruct the renter how to safely operate the unit.

Who sets up the inflatable Jumpin' Bean Bouncer?

We have qualified technicians that have been properly trained to set up the bouncers so they can be enjoyed in a safe manner. The technicians have been instructed on how to prevent hazards.

Does there have to be adult supervision present?

Yes. After the safety review, an adult must supervise the bouncer's operation.

Do you have a bad weather policy?

We always reserve the right to cancel a reservation (at no penalty to you) if there are heavy rains or winds (over 20 mph). We always monitor the weather, should it be raining or high winds the day of you event, we will contact you to discuss a reschedule or refund. Once a unit is setup there are no refunds.

Does the inflatable have to be set up on grass?

We can set up jumpers on grass, asphalt or pavement, but prefer grass.

Are the inflatable jumpers clean?

We insure each unit is clean at the time of set up.

How long does it take to set up an inflatable and take it down?

It takes our technicians approximately 10-15 minutes to set up and go over the safety rules, and takes 15-20 minutes to take it down and roll it up.

How do the children get in and out safely?

Our bouncers have an inflatable safety step to help kids with entry and departure.

Do I have to leave the blower run all day?

The blower must run in order for the jumper to operate safely. The blower uses less energy than a hair dryer.

Can a bouncer be set up inside?

Yes, we do set-ups indoors, assuming that the space is large enough to accommodate the unit. Spaces that are typically large enough are gyms, stages, shopping malls, and convention halls.

Will the inflatable harm my lawn?

No, the unit will not harm your lawn. We sometimes place tarps down under the bouncer to make sure that any movement will minimize any damage. We will also anchor the jumpers with stakes, but stakes will not damage your lawn. Please let us know if you have an in-ground lawn watering system.

What is your cancellation policy?

Deposits are non-refundable 14 days prior to the reservation date.

Can inflatable jumpers be used in the rain?

We always reserve the right to cancel a reservation if there is bad weather. However, if conditions are marginal when the unit is dropped off, we recommend to not use jumpers in periods of rain or lightning.

What events can feature inflatable jumpers?

Popular events include: Birthday parties, Church picnics, Fire dept. picnics, Fundraisers, School events, Graduation parties, Christmas parties, Baby showers, Family reunions, Block parties, Trade shows, Company picnics, Company parties, Company party, Weddings, Store Grand opening, Festivals, Fairs, Packer football parties, Badger football parties, Trade shows, Fire and Rescue picnics, Backyard parties, Neighborhood parties, Church bazaars, Anniversary parties, Corporate, Corporate events, Corporate picnics, Corporate Party, Prom parties, Store sale days, CCD parties, Grade school graduation parties, High school graduation parties, College graduation parties, First communion parties, Confirmation parties, Backyard barbeque parties, BBQ parties, Dance parties, After school parties, Preschool parties, Corporate trade shows, Carnivals, Parades, Birthday party, Church picnic, Fire dept. picnic, Fundraiser, School event, Graduation party, Graduation, Christmas party, Baby shower, Shower, Family reunion, reunion, Block party, Trade show, shows, Company picnic, Company party, Wedding, Grand opening, Festival, Fair, Packer football party, Badger football party, badger, Tailgate party, Trade show, Fire and Rescue picnic, Backyard party, Neighborhood party, Church bazaar, Anniversary party, Corporate event, Corporate picnic, Party planner, Prom party, Store sale day, CCD party, Grade school graduation party, High school graduation party, College graduation party, First communion party, Confirmation party, Backyard barbeque party, BBQ party, Dance party, After school party, Preschool party, Corporate trade show, Carnival, Parades, Sporting Events, Bar Mitzvah, Bar mitzvah, Celebrations, Party, Backyard, Picnic, Parties, Celebration, Event, Birthday, Fundraiser, Bazaar, Anniversary, Prom, Dance Barbeque, Benefits, Reunions and more. You are limited only by your imagination! Contact us now to reserve your rental inflatable of choice for your upcoming event.

How did the popularity of jumpers begin?

Here's a little history about jumpers. Inflatable structures are large cold air inflatables that people (usually children) can enter and bounce around on. They have been marketed under a variety of names: Astrojump or moonwalk or moon bounce or jolly jump in the US, bouncy castle or inflatable castle in the UK and parts of Australia, and as jumping castles in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa. They are often in the shape of a castle but can be made into a variety of designs. The walls and floor are both bouncy, like a trampoline.

The original inflatable structure was designed in 1959 by John Scurlock. He was experimenting with inflatable covers for tennis courts when he noticed his employees enjoyed jumping on the covers. He started the Space Walk company to market them for children and called them Space Walks. He started out with a large air mattress. In 1967-1968, he decided to add walls. The windows were made of solid clear plastic and were enclosed like a bubble – one fan inflated the base while another inflated the bubble and circulated air for the riders. Inflatable structures were also designed by university students in England around 1961 for a fundraising event.

The surfaces are typically composed of thick, strong PVC or vinyl and nylon, and the castle is inflated using an electric or petrol-powered blower. The principle is one of constant leakage, meaning small punctures are not a problem, although this means the fans need to be quite powerful; a medium-size "bouncy castle" requires a fan with a mechanical output of about two horsepower (consuming around 2 kW electrical power, allowing for the efficiency of the motor). The term "moonwalk" has evolved as the generic term for enclosed inflatable trampolines in the US. Modern moonwalks in the US are typically supported by inflatable columns and enclosed with netting to allow air to pass through. The netting also allows for proper supervision as adults can see in from all sides.

UK and Australian bouncy castles have different specifications calling for fully inflated walls on 3 sides with an open front and foam "crash mats" to catch children who may jump or fall out of the structure. Inflatables are most commonly rented for private functions, school and church festivals, village fetes and corporate events. Although they are aimed at children, adult castles can be hired in the UK. Because of liability concerns moonwalks are rarely rented to adults in the US. They are often used to wrestle, bounce or rumble. Recently, a theatrical group has started performing Shakespearian tragedies on bouncy castles at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Hamlet in 2006, Macbeth in 2007).

The growth in popularity of standard moonwalks has led to an entire inflatable amusement industry which includes inflatable slides, obstacle courses, games, and more. Inflatables are ideal for portable amusements because they are relatively easy to transport and store but make a big impact when fully inflated. From wikipedia.org

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