Magic Castle Bounce House by Blast Zone: Review and Giveaway! – Frugal Novice

Magic Castle Bounce House by Blast Zone: Review and Giveaway!

Note: We received a bounce house to facilitate our review. We were not compensated monetarily for this post. All opinions are honest and are our own.

Whenever our kids go to a birthday party, they’re always thrilled if there’s a bounce house. Our oldest is 6 and our youngest is 18 months old, but they all three equally have a blast jumping in them – it’s really the perfect entertainment option for parties, and both of our older kids have asked to have bounce houses at their parties before.

You can imagine their utter delight, then, when we surprised them with our very own Magic Castle bounce house! They ran right to it and got to jumping. It’s a perfect size for our kids – all three were easily jumping at the same time and it was plenty of space. You’ll notice in the photos below that we set it up inside – we’re in a new-construction house that doesn’t have a yard installed yet, so our outdoor space isn’t ideal for playing. That’s okay, though, because the Magic Castle fit great inside our play area.

Here are some shots of the bounce house before we inflated it, as it was inflating, and once it was complete – and it only took ONE MINUTE to set it up, which we were completely impressed with. We just plugged in the blower (the yellow unit you’ll see in the left of the first photo), secured the bounce house tube to the blower, tied off the additional tube (the yellow piece you see on the left of the photo about 2/3 of the way from the top), and flipped the switch.

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BounceHouse_PartiallyInflated

BounceHouse_FullyInflated

Here you can see the boys – a blur – jumping in the house. Our oldest son is about 4 feet tall, if you’d like some perspective on how tall the sides are compared to the kids.

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The quality of the material is what you’d expect in a commercial-grade inflatable. It’s sturdy vinyl and the house held up really well to all our kids’ antics. They thought wrestling in the Magic Castle was a lot of fun, and we love it because it’s a nice soft surface for them to roughhouse on. You can see in the photo above that there’s a good amount of space around them.

We let their little sister get in with them, and she loved it just as much as they did! We  love the velcro enclosure on the entrance to the Magic Castle, because we knew none of the kids (especially our youngest) could just slip out of the entrance.

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The kids’ aunt and uncle even took turns getting in the bounce house with them, and although it’s not big enough for adults to jump in, it held up perfectly well to them sitting in side along with the kids jumping.

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This is one of Blast Zone’s most popular inflatables, and we can definitely see why. Here’s their description of the Magic Castle:

The Magic Castle is our most popular bounce house! This bigger, improved version of the classic Blast Zone castle blows up in seconds, and easily holds 3 kids or 300 pounds of little party-hoppers! The “Safe Slope” Slide provides safe, easy access, and the surrounding netting and Hook-and-loop fastener entrance will keep kids safe while they bounce and have a blast! The extra-durable commercial vinyl floor, and reinforced seams add extra bouncing life. The Magic Castle is an ideal bounce house for backyards, indoors, sleepovers and more. The UL-Approved blower supplies air continuously to the unit, while kids play safely on a pillow of air. The Magic Castle is designed with extra high walls and netting, reaching a full 60″ from the bounce platform! Kids are safely enclosed at all times, yet the spires are low enough to clear standard ceilings. Every little prince or princess loves bouncing around in his or her own bouncy castle. The Magic Castle by Blast Zone is so easy to set up that mom, dad, grandma, or grandpa can set it up in seconds, whenever they want to play. And the Magic Castle bounce house can fit in areas small and large alike. The Magic Castle is tall enough to keep kids playing safely, but low enough to be used in most indoor areas.

If you rent a bounce house, you’re looking at spending $60-$100 per rental – that can add up FAST. The Magic Castle is less than $300 on Amazon, so you get MUCH more value for your money. In the two weeks we’ve owned the bounce house, we’ve used it on 6 different days, and multiple times on some of those days! We know we’ll get a lot of use out of it year-round (just think about snow days, parents! No more wondering how to keep your kids from going stir-crazy… you can just blow up the Magic Castle and let them get all of their energy 0ut!).

Because I am such a big fan of the Magic Castle (and, let’s be honest, still geeking out a little that we own our own bounce house!!!) I am especially thrilled that I get to host a giveaway so one of you can have one of your own, too! Just enter via the Rafflecopter below. Good luck, everyone!!

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  • Mary Casper March 17, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    I would have it here for the grandkids when they came opver

    • Darlene Wandell March 22, 2014 at 10:24 am

      I would leave it in backyard for the grandchildren when they visit and that’s all the time! I think this is a great prize love this and so don’t all the grandchildren and to win it would be like a dream come true, I can see them all playing in it now and me just sitting back and relaxing!

    • Sherry Schmidt March 22, 2014 at 10:38 am

      I would entertain my 3 year old grandson with it! My son and daughter-in-law are expecting twin boys this summer so we will then watch 3 little boys five days a week. We are loving our retirement years watching these beautiful little children laugh and play!

  • Jennifer Monteiro March 17, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    My daughter and her neighborhood friends will play with this all summer and thereafter!

  • Sadie Carey March 17, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I have twins that have a huge amount of energy. I would stick them in there and let them go at it.

  • Katie Klein March 17, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    I would use it in the backyard in the summer and in our basement in the winter! My boys would love this!

  • Shauntea Crutcher March 17, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    I would put it in the backyard for my children to play with during the summer.

  • Carol March 17, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I’d use for my granddaughter and her friends.

  • Darlene Owen March 17, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    I would give this to my 4 grandchildren under 6

  • Shay March 17, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I would use it for my daughter’a 4th birthday!!

  • lana March 17, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I would use it at birthdays and family gatherings

  • Arwen Peszynski March 17, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I would love the bounce house for my daughter and my best friends sons!

  • Mike Barnstable March 17, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    I would used that for my 2 grandsons who are 2 and 4.

  • Linda Terry March 17, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    I would love to give this to my 2 grandsons so they and their friends can have active playdays

  • Debbie Jackson March 18, 2014 at 6:48 am

    As a gift for my sisters children.

  • dan rossa March 18, 2014 at 7:07 am

    great for little kids

  • Terrie Swazzo March 18, 2014 at 9:56 am

    What a great prize! My grandson would love this!

  • Sonya Morris March 18, 2014 at 10:32 am

    I love that you have it inside! I think I would keep it inside for rainy days or when it is too hot outside to play.

  • Sonya Morris March 18, 2014 at 10:32 am

    I love that you have it inside! I think I would keep it inside for rainy days or when it is too hot outside to play.

  • JAMES LYNAM March 18, 2014 at 11:00 am

    This will be a great way to keep my grandchildren entertained when I run out of energy.
    72 & they have a lot more energy than I.

  • Laura H March 18, 2014 at 11:46 am

    I’ll use the castle when my lil one to play in. Looks really fun!

  • carol March 18, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    my daughter would use it for her twins to play in

  • Kathy March 18, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I would give it to my granddaughter who is 2 years old. She would love it!

  • Daniel G. March 18, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Give to my lil niece

  • tara darity March 18, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    I have three kids that would love this!!!

  • RICHARD HICKS March 18, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Would surprise the kids with it as a gift!

  • xty cruz March 18, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Id use this in my nephew birthday party

  • amy pugmire March 18, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    I would use it in our backyard in the summer. My kids would be so happy!

  • Monique Rizzo March 18, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    I would use it for an upcoming birthday party.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  • April Brenay March 18, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    my son has a birthday coming up, this would be great for his party!

  • Anastasia March 18, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    I would use this to entertain the kids and their friends this summer! I imagine it would be a big hit at slumber parties :)

  • Brittney House March 18, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    I would use it for family parties.

  • Brittney House March 18, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    I would use it for family parties.

  • Tiffany Hartwell March 18, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    This would be a great gift for my nieces!

  • Michelle L. March 18, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    I would use this for birthday parties and summer fun!

  • Kim Kihega March 18, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I would use it for birthday parties and family get-togethers!

  • Rachel Ellis March 19, 2014 at 8:19 am

    I would use this for my boys’ birthday parties and for entertainment this summer (they are always bored!).

  • christine jessamine March 19, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    This would be so much fun for parties and special events indoors

  • Tara T. March 19, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    My son would have so much fun on this!

  • Donna Cheatle March 19, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    We’ll use this for family parties and gatherings. The kids are going to love it!

  • Rebecca B March 20, 2014 at 2:35 am

    I would wait until the kids go to bed and then jump on it myself. I’m not very tall so if I crouched just a little I could do it:)

  • Patricia Wojnar Crowley March 20, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I’ll put it in the backyard for when my nieces and nephews visit!

  • Darlene Carbajal March 20, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I will give it to my Aunt for my cousins. :)

  • Tamar March 20, 2014 at 10:30 am

    I’ll give the kids constant playtime!

  • Shawn Stover March 21, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Both of my young daughters would use this all of the time!

  • marcia peterson March 21, 2014 at 7:07 am

    with 9 grandkids this would be great!!!

  • sonia March 21, 2014 at 8:11 am

    I will put it up in my basement, my grandchildren will have a ball when they come over.

  • Angela Gardner March 21, 2014 at 9:21 am

    We have a large shaded back yard that this would be perfect for. My 3 boys would love it for their end of baseball season parties this summer!

  • Judy Thompson March 21, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Would love to Win this for my Church <3

  • Chuck March 21, 2014 at 9:47 am

    My grand daughter would love this

  • Sarah C March 21, 2014 at 11:43 am

    I would use it mostly for My kids Birthdays, But I would probably use it sometimes just for fun too!

  • JohnZ March 21, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    My son would enjoy w/ friends.

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