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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  • Vicky D March 22, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    My grandkids would love this!

    • dabrams March 24, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      Are you kidding? I ‘d love it for myself, too.

  • theresa wilson March 22, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    My grandkids would love this.

  • Kathryn Gutierrez March 22, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    To have one of these year round would be awesome.

  • Cindy Ruoff March 22, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I have many nieces and nephews that would enjoy playing on this at Aunt CiCi’s – especially my youngest nephew, who turns 3 in April!!

  • Becky Moreno March 22, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    My three littles would have a blast on this! Perfect for birthday parties or just a fun play day!

  • Annette Roberts March 22, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    My niece’s birthday is in May, so I would have a bouncy house party for her!

  • Richard Brandt March 22, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    I will have the coolest party on my block.

  • Andrew March 22, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    for my Godson’s bday!!!

  • courtney b March 22, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    we will have a bday party for my son with this!!

  • Amy Ledesma March 22, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    I will use it with my Granddaughters who live a few houses down and we will have a block party. I love that they can get rid of lots of energy pretty safely although I think an adult should be watching at all times.

  • Christina March 22, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    I will use it in my back yard with my husband and two beautiful children! My kids would love this so much!

  • Lori Beaney Tobin March 22, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    My Grandchildren would love to set this up in the back yard and have all their friends come over for a play day!

  • John Snow March 22, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Fun for my boys!

  • jean olaughlin March 22, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    my nephew is 5. He would flip out if I gave him this. Wow! I would be the best Aunt ever! :)

  • Carole March 22, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    My two grandkids will love this!

  • Debbie A March 22, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    I could use it for all my niece and nephews birthday parties, and plenty of other holidays.

  • Maureen K Krueger March 23, 2014 at 12:06 am

    Oh my — my Grandkids would go nuts—— they LOVE these!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Melissa Alvarado March 23, 2014 at 12:17 am

    We would usr it in our back yard in the summer.

  • Cyndy Toupin March 23, 2014 at 12:35 am

    My son is going to go nuts over this!

  • Sylvia Svihel March 23, 2014 at 1:40 am

    i have 4 grandchildren ages 2 to 9 so this would be ans awesome prize to win!

  • TAMMY CUEVAS March 23, 2014 at 2:09 am

    It will make a great birthday present for my grandson, and will be great entertainment for his friends at his birthday party!

  • Jessica Arena March 23, 2014 at 7:02 am

    I’d use the bounce house for some seriously fun kiddo exercise! (Great way to tire them out for bedtime!)

  • sandra March 23, 2014 at 7:22 am

    use it for my son’s birthday party

  • Deanna Brown March 23, 2014 at 9:35 am

    My son, niece & nephew would love this! Along with all the neighborhood children!

  • donna j March 23, 2014 at 10:22 am

    My 3 greatgrandchildren would love this!

  • Victor Galbraith March 23, 2014 at 10:51 am

    This will be perfect for my Daughters daycare center.

  • Janet Gretch March 23, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Grandkids would love it

  • bryan clark March 23, 2014 at 11:23 am

    this might keep my adha son calm for a while

  • Kendra L Butrico March 23, 2014 at 11:34 am

    My big backyard with LOTS of neighbor kids to enjoy along with my 3 little ones.

  • Samuel Glenn March 23, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    My kids would literally flip for one of these! I have 3 kids, ages 6, 2 and 1! Just to hear their laughter and excitement one this jump house would be an amazing gift!

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  • Susan Kegerreis March 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    I’d use this as a gift.

  • kenneth noble March 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    looks like a lot of fun

  • Linda Bruce March 23, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    I have 9 grandchildren that would love this…..It’s awesome for birthday party’s and get togethers…

  • Vicki Baumer March 23, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    I would donate this to our local shelter for abused children. Casa De Los Ninos. This shelter has been in operation for years with a lot of voluntary staff. It sure would bring some well needed smile to a lot of faces. Why not bring a little happiness their way..

  • Michele Behlen March 23, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    I would give it to my grandson for his backyard. He would love to invite some of his friends over.

  • Susan Chester March 23, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    I would use this when my 7 grandchildren visit.

  • Kristen March 23, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Omg my girls would love this!! I’d leave it up in my garage so they could use it all the time :)

  • Stephanie Feldman March 23, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    I would use it for my nieces parties and I would use if for friends kids parties!! This would be so awesome because my sister has been wanting to buy one and If I won she wouldn’t have to. :)

  • adina March 23, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    for my three year olds birthday party!!

  • LanG March 23, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    wow that would be the best solution for my two non-stoppers :)

  • judi coffman March 23, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    PARTY TIME!!!!

  • Katherine March 23, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    My grandkids would loooove this!

  • Sonya March 24, 2014 at 9:02 am

    So much fun for the kiddies!

  • Crystal Hensal March 24, 2014 at 9:29 am

    My kids (3 all under age 8) would love this. I probably wouldn’t be able to get them out of it!

  • Hayley March 24, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    This would be perfect for my girls to play in this summer and to use at birthday parties or get togethers!

  • Melissa Douglass March 24, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    For b-day parties and just for my daughter to play during the summer!

  • Stephanie March 24, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    i would give this for my daughters bday

  • Ashley Trail March 24, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    I think I am more excited about this than my son , haha jk this woud be for my kids and they would be the happiest bouncing for hours lol !!!

  • Marisa March 24, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    My daughter would love this!

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