Obstacle Course vs. Moonbounce W/Obstacles


Obstacle Course vs. Moonbounce W/Obstacles

September 15, 2015

Astro Jump of Metro DC, Northern Virginia (VA), and Maryland (MD) has hundreds of inflatable bounce house and interactive inflatable rental options to choose from. As the fall event season is upon us, we wanted to discuss the differences between renting an obstacle course and a moonbounce combo with obstacles. These two varieties of inflatables will provide hours of fun for children, but each one works better in different situations. The good thing with these (and all inflatables for that matter) is that your children will love almost anything you give them!


The 5N1 moonbounce combo has a large bouncing area, basketball nets on the inside and outside, climbing ladder, slide, and obstacles inside. Wow, that’s a lot! These activity centers provide children with all of these fun activities within one inflatable. We have two different types of 5N1 moonbounce combos at Astro Jump that both provide the same activities but look different. The standard 5N1 gives you the option to choose between nearly 60 different themes. Want to have a Power Rangers moonbounce party? How about a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles moonbounce? Whatever theme your party is we have a huge variety of options so that you can customize your bounce house rental. The deluxe 5n1 Activity Centers have all of the same activities inside as the standard version, but they also offer premium graphics. Rather than a 5ft tall by 15ft wide art banner across the front, the premium 5N1 activity center rentals have the graphics built into them. Looking for a Frozen moonbounce rental? How about a Mickey Mouse moonbounce? We have those as well as many other options available in our line of premium 5N1 combos.



The 5N1 moonbounce combo offers all of these activities within one premium inflatable, but sometimes customers are looking for an obstacle course rather than a moonbounce with obstacles. Astro Jump also offers a huge variety of inflatable obstacle course rentals for children and adults of all ages. With nearly all of our obstacle courses customers can race through the challenges against each other to see who wins. Obstacle courses are fantastic for large events or birthday parties with a lot of children because they assist with the flow of your party. Rather than a set number of people at a time like in a 5N1 (numbers depend on size of people inside), obstacle course rentals allow people to flow through them quickly. This assists with keeping lines moving and people happy.


So which option should you choose for your next party or event? It depends! For birthday parties with young children I almost always suggest the 5N1 combo over the obstacle course. Children love to bounce! While they can jump through all of the obstacle courses, there is no set bouncing area isolated for the kids to jump. The 5N1 combos give kids that highly desired bouncing area along with several other activities to keep them entertained. If the birthday party has older children, I would probably suggest the obstacle course rental. Older kids/adults love to compete! With the obstacle course rentals kids can race each other to see who is the ultimate obstacle king. The 5N1, while a ton of fun, does not provide a venue for racing. If you are planning a large event the answer would depend on how many inflatables you plan to rent. If you are renting several, then a 5N1 combo can provide a great bouncing activity in addition to other items you have. If you only want to rent one, I would suggest an obstacle course to keep those lines moving! At large events the flow of your party is very important to keep in mind.


Both the 5N1 moonbounce obstacle combos and obstacle courses will provide hours of fun for any group. Which one works best for your party will depend on several of the variables we discussed above. To figure out which option is best for you and to discuss the details of your party call us at 703-339-8000. We have a dedicated team of event planners standing by ready to help you plan the perfect party!

Your children’s safety is our # 1 priority and Astro Jump® has always taken extra steps to provide the cleanest equipment for your celebrations. In addition to our usual warehouse equipment scrubbing, we are disinfecting upon delivery and again at pick-up to protect your family and our wonderful employees.

Call our party Planning Specialists at 703-339-8000 or 800-244-JUMP (5867)