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Why Choose A Birthday Train Instead of A Bouncy House


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The kids birthday party has certainly evolved over the years, hasn’t it? Way back seemingly in the days of the dinosaurs a typical birthday party consisted of a bunch of kids going to McDonalds for Happy Meals. Maybe Ronald McDonald would show up, they would get to play in the indoor play space for an hour, and it was over.

Today’s birthday parties for kids, however, are treated like major events on the social calendar. If you don’t host one that measures up, you not only run the risk of alienating your children, but you may just find yourself on the outs with the other parents as well. Okay, that may be overstating it a bit, but the truth is that birthday parties for kids are a big deal today. A lot of people like to rent the giant bouncy house for kids as entertainment, but this has been done so many times now, it’s almost cliche. The fact is that a birthday train is much more unique and much more fun, not to mention safer. Here’s a few reasons why:

  • The Fly Away – It’s happened — when not properly staked to the ground a good gust of wind can sweep up your bouncy house, complete with children in it, and whisk them away to Oz. Not making light of a very scary situation here. This is a real thing that has happened more than once.
  • Smash Up Derby – On a far less serious note, let’s look at what a bouncy house really is. It’s a small human smash-up derby. A bunch of kids get in the house, they bounce around, one or two of them (usually boys) get a little overexcited and before you know it they’re falling like human dominos in there.
  • Improper Exit Strategy – True story, from time to time a child is bouncing to close to the entry area and … out they go. Luckily, this is not a particularly dangerous situation and after a few tears are shed over a bruised knee and a more severely bruised ego, everybody is safe and sound to return to bouncing.

Please contact us today at “The Mini Express” to schedule a fun and friendly birthday train for a party your child will never forget.