Imagine two of the greatest things our galaxy has to offer… obviously that’s Star Wars and bouncy castles. Now, in your mind, fuse them together. If that didn’t work, just look at this….
Out of this world. Life-changing. I know. All I can say about the genius that came up with the idea to create a massive, inflatable replica of the Millennium f**king Falcon (possibly the most b**ching ride in the galaxy) is that I hope you made this year’s New Years Honours list.
I’m not even a massive Star Wars fan and I’m hyperventilating a tad right now, so if you are a die-hard Star Wars fan, digest this one slowly and remember to breathe in the ad breaks. Especially when I get to the cost of the f**king thing.
A company called Magic Jump, which specialises in inflatable attractions, are selling what they call “Magic Jump’s official STAR WARS Millennium Falcon Hyperspace Jump Experience”.
In the company’s own words, this is “the most unique inflatable attraction in the galaxy and it’s unlike any play land, combo unit or obstacle course ever seen before.”
In the product description, they add:
“It’s an inflatable version of the Millennium Falcon, the legendary spaceship in Star Wars made famous by Han Solo and Chewbacca for its many adventures… and for famously making the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.
“The exterior features a comprehensive application of the actual graphics of the Millennium Falcon’s armoured hull, while the interior contains iconic features seen in Star Wars movies. Passengers will encounter a Chewbacca inflatable as they enter and an R2D2 inflatable replica and C-3PO graphic as they jump their way around the ship. Passengers will feel the rush as they imagine piloting the Millennium Falcon like Han Solo and Chewbacca as they explore the cockpit area; pretend to operate the cockpit’s master control panel with its gears, switches, and buttons; and eject themselves down a small slide.
In the main cabin, they’ll come across inflatable pop-up obstacles such as a bunk, storage container, and holo-map where they can see a holographic-like rendering of the Death Star.”
Twelve people can LARP to their hearts content comfortably on board this inflatable dream. But now the nightmare part…
Now, I pray to Yoda you haven’t wasted all your Christmas money on the sales yet, ’cause you’re going to need a fair few bob to make this dream a reality. Are you ready?
You can buy the out-of-this-world geeky bounce house for just – ha – $9,495 (£7,259). Who needs to eat when you can bounce and play Star Wars, though, right?
I kid. Too expensive, you are.
Having worked in children's media and publishing for almost a decade, Ben is thoroughly excited to now be able to swear in stories and features. He is such a big fan of Disney and Horror films that he started an LGBTQ+ podcast called 'Once Upon A Scream'. His mum listens. You can contact Ben at [email protected] Twitter: @PulsfordBen / Instagram: @thebenmidlerFollow