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This Blast Zone Rainforest Rapids inflatable water fun centre was recently purchased for a 2 and 4 year old combined birthday party. The two year old had no problems accessing the slides and quickly learned to climb up onto the top of the slide.
Rainforest Rapids was certainly well received with all the kids having a real blast over the two days we had it erected. Keeping the big kids (young and not so young adults) off it was the biggest problem.
The unit is equipped with a blower at the rear which maintains a constant pressure in the unit. A garden hose connects to water sprayers above the 2 slides lubricating them while simultaneously filling a low pool at the base which allows for lots of splashing fun on a hot day. A mesh net above the top of the slide prevents children climbing out over the top. This is a very necessary safety feature.
Setting up and inflating was very easy taking only 2 minutes to inflate once out of the box and positioned. The unit is approx 4.9m (16') wide by 4.6m (15') long.
I would recommend placing a ground sheet under the unit so as to avoid the need to clean the bottom after use.
Deflating took a little more time (approx 10mins or so) with added actual packing up time due to the need to pack the unit away dry. Up to 4 adults are needed to assist with folding the unit up. The unit will likely need any internal water drained through 2 rear vents. This was not difficult as we were able to place the unit on a slope. Once the water is emptied from within it was important to allow the unit to thoroughly dry right out inside by keeping the air blower circulating air through the unit.
Any water not removed could lead to mould accumulation which could in the longer term damage the unit.
The manufacturers recommend that children between the ages of 2 and 12 only should use the jumping castle and under adult supervision. (Weight limits recommended are 45.45kg (100lbs) per person and a total weight of 363kg (800lbs)
Don't believe the advertising blurb which says it packs up into a sleeping bag sized bag though.
More likely into a large hotel linen sized bag approx 80cm x 80cm. Be sure to have an adequate sized dry place to store the unit planned before considering purchase.YoutubeRainforest Rapids Amusement centre