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_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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  • Cina March 21, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I would use it to help stimulate my autistic son as much as possible during the warm weather days in WI. We go to a place every weekend where he can jump and bounce around for hours because it is VERY therapeutic for him. Being a widowed and now single mother, this prize would be EXACTLY a boost in our little world!

  • Heather Swarthout March 21, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    My daughter turns 3 in May so this would be perfect for the party!

  • Nicky G March 22, 2014 at 8:02 am

    I can see not just the children having fun!!!

  • Nicole March 22, 2014 at 8:21 am

    my son and his friends would have fun on this. excellent for birthdays and un-birthdays.

  • Martha L Wheeler March 22, 2014 at 8:30 am

    I would probably donate it to the Battered Womens Shelter, the kids would love it

  • Ms Gretchen Ann Luper March 22, 2014 at 8:35 am

    If I win I’ll use it for the grandkids to jump with their friends in the back yard. They love bounce houses and we always have to rent one for birthday parties so winning one will save us a ton of money.

  • Matt March 22, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Looks like fun!

  • Bette Shapiro March 22, 2014 at 9:08 am

    My grand daughters can use it outside on weekend visits. If I placed it indoors (in my large – mainly finished basement – it could even be used on rainy or snowy days!

  • Sherry Smith March 22, 2014 at 9:23 am

    I would use it for my daughter and my preschool class at church

  • Roxanne Wilson March 22, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Would love to win for the grandbabies. That would make me a hit with them for sure.

  • Carly D. March 22, 2014 at 10:16 am

    This would be awesome for all my nieces and nephews to play with!

  • GLORIA TINER March 22, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Grandkids would wig out over this…thanks

  • RON CHAMBLEE March 22, 2014 at 10:36 am

    I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS GREAT PRIZE !! MY GRANDCHILDREN WILL LOVE IT FOR HOURS AND HOURS THANKS A MILLION FOR A CHANCE TO WIN ONE AND GOD BLESS YOU

  • Lisa Williams March 22, 2014 at 11:37 am

    This would be a blast for charity events for little kids to play in and help the community.

  • Anna March 22, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    This will be a gift from Great=Granny to my two little great=grand daughters.

  • Donna Witherspoon March 22, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Would love this for my great grandbabies!

  • Vicki D. March 22, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    My niece’s twins will be turning one this summer. I would bring this to their birthday party. All the kids will have so much fun! Plus, I have a co-worker, who is a single mom of a 6 year old. I would also have him use it for his golden birthday party, which is in August.

  • aaron nance March 22, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    I have two girls with really bad allergies we have to keep them indoors as much as possible this would be fun for them

  • Tamara B March 22, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    I have two toddlers that would love this, and I will love them tiring themselves out!

  • Paula March 22, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    I will use it to entertain the grandkids.

  • Leighann Floyd March 22, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    My son’s birthday is coming up, I would use the bouncy castle for his birthday party, what fun the kids would have and what a great party it would be.

  • Audra March 22, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Looks fun!

  • Sarah W. March 22, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    This would be awesome for my nieces and nephews.

  • Colleen March 22, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    This would be awesome for my grandkids plus we are helping out a friend who just adopted 4 little girls, all sisters, I will be watching them some this summer to help keep daycare costs down and this would be awesome for them.

  • Kelly Terzo March 22, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I would love to have this for our cabin. My grand kids and all the little ones that visit would have a blast!

  • John Kraichely March 22, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I would give it to my good friend for his grandson.

  • debra dubois March 22, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I would use this in my play room for the grand kids they are here with me 5 days a week so they would really really love it :)

  • Monica March 22, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    If I win this bounce house it will be a nice addition for our family reunion this summer!! My nieces, nephews & neighborhood kids would have a BLAST!!

  • Elizabeth March 22, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    I’d love to win this for my Grandkids…they’d have a ball playing in it!

  • dexter March 22, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    I would love this for my grandson

  • Jack Palmer March 22, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    I would use it to help my boy get rid of some energy.

  • Kim March 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    i have an in-home daycare. I’d love to win this to have a fun indoor play area when we can’t be outside (which has been a lot this winter!)

  • AJ Ratliff March 22, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    My niece is 2. She loves jumping on the bed, but we are always worried about her falling off. This would solve that problem.

  • Rita Huguley March 22, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    I have gone to parties where they had a bounce house and it was amazing for the kids. They stay entertained are are so happy. I t would be just wonderful if I owned one so I could entertain my grandchildren.

  • Margaret Zupfer March 22, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Think I would put it outside- no ceiling.

  • Nora M. March 22, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I would love to win this for my two granddaughters. Thanks!

  • Cecilia March 22, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I would love to win this for my Greatgrandson. This would make me super Granny to him. Please hope and pray I win for him.

  • Grace Dresslee March 22, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I would use it for my Grandsons Birthday party, how great that would be!

  • Robert Curtis March 22, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    this would go great in my nephews garage and i know he would love it

  • Linda March 22, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    I would love to have this for my grandchildren, also use for birthday party’s and family reunions.

  • Lisa Lebel March 22, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    What an awesome thing to have when friends with young children come over for a visit or party

  • Vicky March 22, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    My grand babies love this !

  • Kathy March 22, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    My kids always love playing in these. It would be nice to have one we can pull out whenever we want to play!

  • Carissa Knotts March 22, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    My son loves to bounce!

  • Catherine M. March 22, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Rain or shine this would be set up on my living room. As an older mom of twin boys, I need the rest! But really, I would be right in there with them. Add a couple of beach balls and away we go!

  • Lisa bell March 22, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I would use it for my 5 year old birthday in June and my baby’s 1st bday in September!!! Thank you for the chance!

  • Theresa March 22, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    This looks fun! I want one…

  • Christine Thornton March 22, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    I would love to have this for my grand daughters. They would love it!

  • Carrie March 22, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    The kids would love this outside!

  • Rebecca Marion March 22, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    My daughter’s Daisy troop has way too much energy. i would use this prior to meetings to get some of the wiggles out. It would also be perfect for our super huge assortment of cousins at family parties this summer

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