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Space Needed for Inflatables

February 22, 2013

Space is a make or break question when it comes to inflatable rentals. A moon bounce or other inflatable is not going to change shape or size on the spot; it can’t squeeze in between two walls. This is why making sure before the event date that the inflatable(s) will fit into your space is CRITICAL! This can be done in several ways.

The first and easiest way is to measure your space. If you have the correct dimensions of your space, we can easily tell you if most inflatables will fit into the space. All inflatables, just like everything else, have a length, width and height. Length and width are easily determined, usually with a measuring tape. It can sometimes be challenging to measure height, but most of the time for outdoor parties height is not a problem (for indoor parties the height of a space for the inflatable is crucial and usually this data is stored with building managers). When height concerns should arise with outdoor set up of an inflatable waterslide, bounce house, moon bounce combo or obstacle course, is when trees are around. We suggest that unless you are sure of a branch’s height, you should plan to have the inflatable elsewhere on your property. If there are no other space options and you don’t think it will fit, then we should probably talk about a shorter inflatable option. The last thing anyone wants is to not be able to set up the moon bounce because the Mickey Mouse head is sticking into the branches. Believe me, your son or daughter will have a much better birthday party with a smaller option that we know will fit.


If measuring is still giving us inconclusive results, the next best option is to take a few pictures of the space and e-mail it to us. We can’t always be sure based on a picture but it helps in many cases. Sometimes we will use Google Earth to zoom in on an area for larger events and broader inflatable set ups. While this can be very helpful when a space is mostly open, if there are multiple trees in an area even Google Earth can’t help much. The last option is for us to do a site visit of your location. This option can be important for large events and we are happy to provide this service to you free of charge.


If you look at each piece on our website, you will see a space needed measurement for every inflatable. While exceptions can be made in some situations depending on what surrounds the space, these are the dimensions you should use while browsing the website. You can of course always call us at 703-339-8000 or 1-800-244-JUMP and we can work through the party planning with you.


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)