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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  • Max March 24, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Will use these for all my kids and their cousins b-days – there are a lot of them – and they will have a blast!

    • alinicole April 4, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      My daughter and the neighborhood kids

  • Stephanie Galbraith March 24, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    We will use it for all the kids birthdays in my family. And my friends kids. They will love it.

  • jessica edwards March 24, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Would use for my daughter

  • Lee Gorka March 25, 2014 at 9:08 am

    They come in Super Size for us adult kids?

  • Thomas Chappell March 25, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    I would use ti for all the kids on our street to play with.

  • billie trevett March 25, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Kiddos will love this!

  • stacey b March 25, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    I’ll use it at my kid’s birthday parties

  • Jessica March 26, 2014 at 12:38 am

    I would use it in our backyard for our daughter this summer.

  • Melanie Comello March 26, 2014 at 9:11 am

    For starters I would use it for my lil’ girls upcoming birthday party, other than that I have a huge covered patio, we would set it up there, and let her play every day :)

  • alena svetelska March 26, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    our 3 kids would love it,i would use it for my kids birthday parties.

  • Sally March 26, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    I would use it for fun neighborhood block party events! We rent some each year but the cost uses most of our budget!

  • Stuart Conover March 27, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Absolutely this will be used for our son’s birthdays as well as other family parties as he has quite a few cousins in the same age range and this should be a blast for them!

  • Linda A March 27, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    my kids will love playing with this when the have friends over

  • Leona P March 28, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    I would use it for my granddaughter

  • Allie March 28, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I would use it for my child

  • Birdiebee March 30, 2014 at 1:24 am

    I would entertain my grandchildren and use it for their birthdays and summer fun.

  • Shannon March 30, 2014 at 10:29 am

    It’s awesome and love to have one!

  • Teresa H March 30, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    I have 6 grand kids ranging in age from 3 to 8.They would love this.

  • Karen T Gonyea March 31, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    I would LOVE this for family camping trips – it would give the kids something to do at the camp site !!

  • Jessica March 31, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    I would use it for my 2 year olds bday

  • RONDA March 31, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Since I can’t use it…I would hope to see that someone else will get it

  • Mihaela Day April 1, 2014 at 1:07 am

    I would use it in our backyard for our daughter this summer :)

  • Jenni April 1, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    We have a family reunion every summer with lots of kids. This would be awesome for that.

  • Sara Floyd April 2, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    My daughter would love to play with this

  • virgil poore April 2, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    oh this would be so cool.wish we had these as kid..i would take it to families on birth dates and holidays let the kids really enjoy it.i am sure our kids would wear it out.

  • Amber Thompson April 3, 2014 at 12:16 am

    I would use the bounce house for our frg and unit events. It’d be awesome to have :)

  • Amy April 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

    My boys would live this! Getting the energy out would really help me and my sanity!

  • jennifer April 3, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Our yard is the one all the neighborhood kids hang out in so this would be perfect for my kids and all their friends!

  • Lee Mckoen April 3, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    I would put it in my spare room for my grandson I babysit 3 nights a week so his mom can work and this would keep him busy

  • Taylor Closet April 3, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I would use the bounce house for every occassions from birthday celebration to family gathering of for kids in out neighborhood to come play with our children for the summer.

  • Belinda Shaw April 3, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    My grandkids would really enjoy this!

  • CJ Godfrey April 3, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    I’ll use it for hours of entertainment in my back yard! The kids will love this!

  • vera April 3, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    I’d put it in our play room and probably throw some ball pit balls in there for my boys. They’d love this!

  • Dawn Monroe April 3, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I have six grandkids from 6 months to 5 years who would love to come to Nanas house to play on this. Id use it in the yard at cookouts, birthdays or just to have fun.

  • Gennie Lancaster April 3, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    I would use it at all my family events!

  • Sarah Cool April 4, 2014 at 2:55 am

    I would use this all the time for the kids! They would have a blast

  • Erica C. April 4, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Would be great for a family reunion.

  • Kate Brown April 4, 2014 at 9:47 am

    This would be great for winter! Just bounce out the cabin fever!

  • Paula Michele Hafner April 4, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I was use it for playdates for my son.

  • Angela Ash April 4, 2014 at 10:38 am

    My Niece and Nephew have a huge backyard. They’d probably set it up often to let the kids play and their friends play. It’s also good for family get togethers and parties. It would definitely get used on a regular basis.

  • Heather Garcia April 4, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    During the warmer weather I always have a yard full of neighborhood kids plus mine this would help keep them entertained

  • chris nestler April 4, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    too cool

  • Tara Braun April 4, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    I would give this to my friend’s 5 year old daughter.

  • Julie Hawkins April 4, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    I’d let my kids have a blast in it

  • alona y April 4, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    This is one of the coolest things you can get a kid in my book! I would use this for special occasions like birthdays or parties, or just when we felt like having a special day.

  • Daniel M April 4, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    for my niece & nephew to have fun with over the summer

  • Jill Rivera April 4, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    I would use it for my kids play dates.

  • Jackie April 4, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I would use the bounce house for my kids this summer! We live in az, and it is often too hot to play outdoors.. This would be a fun alternative to wast their energy

  • Jacqueline Weiskopff April 4, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    OMG! My niece and nephew, Kaylee and Aiden would love this. Kaylee is 7 and her brother is 4. What fun!!!!

  • Dierdra Byrd April 4, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Would us it when babysitting kids, or my kids have friends over.

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