Pirates are extremely popular in today’s world by people of all ages. Some of the most popular characters and themes in entertainment are pirates, as seen in film, Halloween costumes, toys, and games. Movies about pirates make millions of dollars at the box office. The “skull-and-crossbones” symbol is instantly recognizable. Children even have fleeting dreams about being a pirate when they grow up. To match the love and demand for pirates, there are several different types of pirate-themed bounce houses, each with their own unique spin on combining the two into one giant source of summer fun and memorable swashbuckling adventures in your yard.
Designing pirate-themed inflatable devices is tricky, because you have to make the inflatable’s theme recognizable to children, yet non-threatening at the same time. Pirates are, after all, build a reputation on being mean on the seas (stealing treasure, blowing up ships with cannonballs, etc.), and their appearance, with gruff beards, peg legs and hook hands may frighten some young users being introduced to bounce houses. Pirate bounce house designs tend to include iconic imagery, like the skull-and-crossbones flag or cannons, but tend to focus on the pet parrots for mascots on the outside of the inflatable. If there is a pirate to be found in the design, they’re typically made to look goofy or cartoon-like to appeal to all ages. Bounce houses like the 13ft x 13ft Inflatable Pirate Jumper and the 4 In 1 Pirate Combo are both quite popular bounce houses. The pirate themes are very noticeable from the outside of the strcuture and far away, yet still welcoming to the general public.
While a pirate ship is perhaps just as iconic as a pirate himself, the translation from boat to bounce house is actually fairly tricky. Bounce houses cannot take the exact form of a boat or ship, mainly due to the masts, located at the front and back of the boat. Adding masts to the design of the bounce house would cause the structure to become top-heavy, in addition to unnecessarily lengthening the bouncer and making it harder to set up. The Inflatable Pirate’s Ship Combo Jumper, while not exactly shaped like a pirate ship, has many common features. Surprisingly, the pirate theme of inflatable devices is best represented by combo bouncers more than any other kind. Imagination is what drives bounce house users every time they step through the safety net, or climb up the inflated stairs on the side of the structure. While a bounce house cannot provide an actual pirate ship and ocean to your backyard, the imagination of guests and party attendants can make that quest for buried treasure come alive.