Inflatable / October 7, 2018 / Melodie Mainville
These are a step above the event rentals but with the same basic concept. Instead of renting inflatables and choosing some employees to man them this company targets specific carnivals fairs and public events like the California State Fair. They set up a permanent location at these events pop up a large inflatable and people purchase tickets to enjoy the inflatable area for a certain period of time. For this company the wear and tear on the inflatables is less sporadic and more of a full time concern. However they make a constant stream of money during the events unlike the one-day rental options.
Many of these companies make up their start-up costs in only one season! Plus the advertising is done for them as each public event draws in more and more people. The downside is that the cost of a rental space combined with paying a full-time team of employees can be pretty high and more accidents are prone to happen to your inflatables in a large crowd of people. And finally there is the indoor inflatable play center option. Family fun centers are popping up all over the United States and are doing surprisingly well. Children of all ages enjoy coming to locations with a series of inflatables vendors and video games.
Inflatable costumes are lightweight and cool thus the wearer would not have a difficult time carrying it around for hours. There is also no need for the person inside the costume to worry about dripping sweat and losing his or her breath-the wearer will bring with him a fan and an equally lightweight power pack to keep the costume inflated. Thus it will be entirely comfortable to be inside the inflated suit and interaction with audiences will be more genuine and heartfelt. The inflatable balloons on the other hand are durable balloons that incorporate a companys brand pr product catch images.