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.




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.


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.


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.



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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  • Cassandra Eastman March 16, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I would use this a lot just daily for my 2 & 4 year old to get some energy out but it would be really awesome for their birthday parties!!!

  • Amy March 16, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    My 4 kids would TOTALLY love this! They always have a blast when they get to bounce on one at parties!

  • Shaylyn March 16, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    So cool!

  • Jen Anderson March 16, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    My daughter would love this!!!!

  • Jen Anderson March 16, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    My daughter would love this!!!!

  • Emma March 16, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    My almost 2 year old would love her own personal bounce house and because she loves her brother and sister, they will all bounce together!

  • Emma March 16, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    With 3 kids under 6…we NEED this! It would get daily use!

  • Jeanna March 16, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    My kids would use this everyday to use up their never ending supply of energy!

  • Heidi Daily March 16, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    My kids would love to use this outside this spring! They both have birthdays coming up in the next few months, so this would be great for their birthday parties as well.

  • Melanie March 16, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    My 2.5 year old would go nuts over this! It’s a bit too much of a “luxury item” for us to purchase, considering we have a newborn and we are living off one income, but it would be amazing to win one! She would literally be in this all day long!

  • Amber L. March 16, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    My youngest daughter has a birthday coming up so we would definitely use it at her party. Also, it would be fun to set up at our next play day or rainy day :)

  • Shannon Stubbs March 16, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    We have a bounce house that we were lucky enough to score at a garage sale for $20, but it needs some love. The sides have trouble staying up b/c of the amount of use it has gotten. We loved it for parties, but now need a new one.

  • Jammie March 16, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    If I were to win I would use it as away to keep the kids entertained this summer

  • Brittany March 16, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    I would use this to help kill some rainy days with my kiddos! Birthday parties, too!

  • Katie Campbell March 16, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Love it! I’ve been looking for one of these and love the review!

  • Rachel Lovvorn March 16, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    My sweet girl would love it!

  • Rachel Lovvorn March 16, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    My sweet girl would love this!

  • Erika m. March 16, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    My son’s OT suggested we get something like this for our son! This looks great!

  • Natalie S March 16, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    My boys would really enjoy this! I would use this for playdates and birthdays!

  • Heather Merryman March 16, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    I have 3 very active boys that would LOVE to have this!!!! We would use this for birthdays, rainy days…any day!!!!

  • Colby Yeager March 16, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    I would use this all the time! Probably every weekend :-)

  • Rachel Henthorn March 16, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    I would use it for my little girl!! She would absolutely love this and I would seriously be the happiest mommy in the world to see her eyes light up playing in this!

  • Sara K. March 16, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    My boys would love this!

  • Whitney L March 17, 2014 at 12:13 am

    My boys 5 & 2 would love it for play dates holidays and their birthdays!!! I seriously would blow their minds with this.

  • Kris March 17, 2014 at 12:19 am

    This would be great for birthday parties, rainy days, and playdates!

  • suzette fernandez March 17, 2014 at 12:57 am

    let all my LO’s cousins come over for a day of jumping!

  • LaCindaB March 17, 2014 at 2:35 am

    For my family, everyone would love this!!

  • Janet W. March 17, 2014 at 5:10 am

    We will use this in our backyard for my grandsons to enjoy! It will be one of the many activities they can enjoy together and get all of their energy out!

  • Alison Ensminger March 17, 2014 at 6:08 am

    This would be the perfect solution for our cabin fever!! :-)

  • Toni Marie Caravello Feimer March 17, 2014 at 6:10 am

    I love that it is small enough to use inside. I would bring it on play dates and to parties of friends who could use a little extra fun. Thanks. I would also use at home on rainy days.

  • Sandra VanHoey March 17, 2014 at 6:29 am

    If I won I’d give to my sister who has her 2 grandchildren living with her so this would be lots of fun for them

  • Terry Maigi March 17, 2014 at 7:35 am

    I would use this for my little girl and the kids I babysit!! This would be an awesome way to get out some energy, especially on days we aren’t able to go outside!

  • Christina March 17, 2014 at 7:43 am

    I’d use it at home for my kids and the little ones I watch during the day… plus it would be awesome to have for our soccer jamborees – no more renting a bounce house!

  • Melissa M March 17, 2014 at 7:56 am

    My boys would love this in the backyard

  • D Schmidt March 17, 2014 at 8:09 am

    We will use it in the backyard during the summer to keep my two sons entertained!

  • Lucy March 17, 2014 at 10:45 am

    My 2 year old daughter would love this! 3rd birthday coming up soon… this would be awesome for that!

  • Sally Grubbs March 17, 2014 at 10:57 am

    My granddaughters would love this. My granddaughters birthday is coming up next month and she would have a blast.

  • Shelton March 17, 2014 at 10:57 am

    I have a friend who is a single with mom with a young son. I’d give it to her.

  • Leann L March 17, 2014 at 11:16 am

    I would use it in our yard for my son & his friends to play on.

  • Adrienne Gordon March 17, 2014 at 11:38 am

    For everyday play in our home

  • McKim March 17, 2014 at 11:54 am

    I would put it in the backyard for my grandson to play in.

  • sue v March 17, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    I would give it to my sister in law… her 3 kids would love it

  • Mark Edward March 17, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Gonna set this up in the room downstairs, so my daughter can get exercise even when she’s stuck indoors.

  • Aaron Humphrey March 17, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    My son and his friends would love this.

  • Minta Boggs March 17, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    This would be so awesome and my friend would love it!

  • Minta Boggs March 17, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    This would be so awesome and my friend would love it! :)

  • Sarah Colesky March 17, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    My kids would love it

  • Lacey March 17, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    My 3 year old daughter & 1 year old niece would have unlimited amounts of fun on this! Last summer we were at an expo & they had a bounce house for the kids, but my daughter had sandals on and they wouldn’t let her in since she didn’t have socks She was devastated!

  • Jennie Turner March 17, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    I would gift this to my niece Annelise. She is the most important little girl in the world to me.

  • Jacob LaFountaine March 17, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I’ll give it away to someone in the community with a bigger yard and younger kids

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