Rain delays Biggest Bounce House opening in Milwaukee

Posted at 9:03 PM, Aug 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-07 13:07:48-04

Despite a rain delay, the world's biggest bounce house opened in Milwaukee Friday night.

"This takes a full day to set up so we have everything in place and ready to go and as we were about to start inflating last night the storm came and everything got soaking wet and it put us behind a little," said Cameron Craig, the co-founder.

The weather caused organizers to cancel three sessions Friday for safety concerns.  Ticket holders are re-scheduled for later this weekend.

The 6:00 p.m. family session went on as planned in Lake Park. The Big Bounce is 10,000 square feet, almost double the size of any other bounce house. The idea came about when the co-founders were working at a music festival in the U.K.

"We saw a little bounce house that was for children in the corner and families and then when the sun set and it got dark and all the kids went to bed we sneaked on and had some fun when we shouldn't have been doing it and we thought this would be cool if there was one big enough actually for adults," Craig said.

They took is a step further.

"In fact let's make it the biggest bounce house there's ever been," Craig said.

This is the first time the Big Bounce has been on tour. Milwaukee is the second stop on a 15 city road trip.  Next year, the co-founders plan to take the bounce house international.

"People have never seen anything like this before," Craig said.

Tickets are still available. There is a limited amount of walk-up tickets for every session as well. Visit the website for more information.