In 1959 a man named John Scurlock designed an inflatable cover for a tennis court, an idea that would eventually lead to one of the most popular party accessories available today.
He soon noticed that his workers enjoyed jumping on the inflatable covers. John Scurlock a mechanical engineer then designed and manufactured some inflatable tents, inflatable domes and inflatable signs. He then decided to form a company called Space Walk and started the first inflatable moonwalk business.
The Space Walk was named because it was made to make people feel like they were walking on the moon. Everyone loved it especially during the 1950s when the Space Race was at its height.
The structure of the first bounce house was conceived in the 1960s it was little more than a space walk with walls to keep kids from falling off the edges; little did Scurlock know that he had created a pastime that would give people from all walks of life hours of fun in complete safety.
If you have ever experienced the joy of watching your child bounce endlessly on your mattress, listening to their laughs of delight you understand what happiness and amusement just jumping can bring, the caution is what happens if they fall off the bed.
With a bounce house you never have to worry about that, they not only have the bouncy floor, they have walls and a roof, keeping your children safe while they are having a blast.