It's the end of the school and our calendar has been full helping children children celebrate the end of another successful year and the start of 10 weeks of nothing but fun. Some of these events include our moonbounce and giant slide.
This past weekend and event occurred that shows just how dangerous rides can be when the instructions and laws are not followed. Below is a clip from the "Today Show" that shows several rides being blown over.
I am unfamiliar with the laws in NY and Arizona regarding moonbounces and other inflatable rides, but PA and NJ have strict laws. Those laws are in place to prevent serious accidents like the ones above from happening.
The accident in Arizona featured in this news cast happened because the company dropped off the moonbounce and left the parents in charge. Dad didn't want to appear "mean" and deflate the bounce when it became windy. Instead, he spent the party in the ER.
We are not posting this to scare you into not renting a moonbounce or other inflatable. These rides can be so much fun for the children. We are posting this to remind you that rules are there for a reason, to keep your child safe. If we are at your event and say that it needs to come down, we are not trying to ruin your party. Not having a moonbounce is much better than spending your afternoon in the ER. When looking to have an inflatable at your event, you need to ask if the the company has a licensed inspector (PA) or what the state rules are for ride inpections, are they insured, and what is their policy for inclement weather.
Mark has attended state training classes, and he is certified by the state. If you see one of our operators running a bounce, you can be certain they have been properly trained. Our goal is for all the children to have a great time while keeping them safe.
Mark Clark the owner of Aardvark Entertainment. Has been performing for over 40 years.
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