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Family brings infl atable fun to area
by Jen Bondeson are cleaned after every party. CPR-trained “jungle crew
For 5-year-old Logan Sunshine, nothing is better than members” watch children to make sure everyone is
a day at mom and dad’s work. While most kids are stuck playing safe, Eli adds.
in an offi ce doodling or quietly reading, Logan enjoys Denise emphasizes how important cleanliness is to
bouncing on 6,000 square feet of giant, infl atable play the company.
equipment. “Parents say they have taken their kids to other
His parents, Eli and Denise Sunshine, opened Bounce facilities and they get sick,” Denise says. “I think they are
Jungle for kids just like him. Three years ago, the couple comfortable knowing that we take pride that it is cleaner
was struggling to fi nd something for Logan to do close to here.”
home and out of the heat during hot summer days. Eli says it is also just a good way for children to get
“You can only go swimming so many times, and you physical activity in the summer, when it is too hot to
can’t go swimming all day long,” Eli explains. play outside. On open bounce days, parents can bring
Last August, after two years of research and a lot of children for a two-hour bounce party for $5 to $8, so they
careful planning, Eli and Denise opened Bounce Jungle, can relax or get work done in the lobby while their kids
blocks away from their Countryside Estates home.
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“exercise.”
Bounce Jungle is now the only infl atable bounce arena Eli and Denise say guests are pleased with the amount
INFLATABLE FUN: Kids and adults alike can bounce their troubles
in the area, located in the Chandler Airpark northeast of
away at Bounce Jungle in Southern Chandler.
of customer service they receive, noting many adult
Cooper and Germann roads. guests enjoy the locally made meals and cakes served at
Birthday parties and open bounce days keep the “Fun, loud, laughing, screaming, running around, parties.
facility hopping. The couple says the greatest challenge jumping, giggling,” Eli describes. “It is just a happy place Bounce Jungle is located at 2301 E. Yeager Dr.,
is spreading the word about Bounce Jungle, which is to work. There is so much going on today that drags so Suite 14, in Chandler. Call 480-883-8891 or visit
hidden from main roads. Once guests come in, though, many people down. It is good to see not only the kids but www.bouncejungle.com to learn more.
they are all smiles, according to the Sunshines. the parents come in and bounce. For at least an hour and
On any given Saturday, 100 friends could be found a half, they are smiling and concentrating on just having Jen Bondeson is an Arizona native and a writer of all trades.
in the 10,000-square-foot complex, which includes two fun.” Reach her at JenB@SanTanSun.com.
joined bounce rooms and a party room. Eli says the The Sunshines believe that in a child’s play
ambience allows parents to have a good time, relax and environment, cleanliness and safety matter most. The
forget about their daily struggles. entire complex is cleaned daily, and the infl atable areas
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