General BounceU FAQs
Is there an age limit?
BounceU is suitable for ages 2 to adult. Walkers up to 2 years can go in, but since the equipment is quite big and manufacture safety requires minimum heights for riders, that vary from ride to ride, children that do not meet the required heights will not be allowed to ride. They are encouraged to enjoy the toddler area or any of the interactive games. Non-walkers and young toddlers are NOT allowed to go on the equipment. We do encourage adults to participate in the bounce rooms.
Can we just come in and play?
Yes! You are welcome to come in to play during our scheduled "Open Bounce" times. Please see our Open Bounce page for more information, or our Events Calendar for scheduled Open Bounce times. Open Bounce times include: Walk-in Open Bounce, Cosmic Bounce and Preschool Playdate. We typically have special Open Bounce sessions during school holidays as well. We recommend reservations as we sometimes fill up, especially on holidays.
How long are you closed for?
Our location is temporarily closed in accordance with local, state and federal guidelines. Beginning March 26th, there is a 21 day stay-in-place order in Mecklenburg County. Assuming the order stays in place for all 21 days, we are closed until April 15. We will open as soon as we are allowed, and it is safe to do so. We are accepting future bookings at this time for parties and summer camps.
I forgot my socks! What can I do?
Everyone bouncing on the equipment MUST wear socks. Wearing socks creates a much more sanitary environment, and it preserves the integrity of the vinyl. We offer BounceU socks for sale at the front desk.
Kids Birthday Party Questions
Do I have to know my head count and other options when I reserve my party?
No. We will call you approximately one week prior to your scheduled party date to confirm your head count. You can place your order for food, cake, and other add-ons at that time. If you need to, you can change the size of your party up to 24 hours before your party.
Is a deposit required?
A $100 deposit is required to reserve your party. You may pay over the phone with a credit or debit card. The deposit is applied to the party price and is fully refundable if cancelled at least 14 days before the event date. After 14 days, the deposit is non-refundable. If paying the deposit in cash, the full base price of the event (not including tax and gratuity) must be paid in order to book.
How do I schedule a BounceU party?
It's easy! Just give us a call and we will be happy to reserve your special day and time! For your convenience, you can also request a date online or via email, and a party consultant will call you during normal weekday business hours.
Who do you count as party participants?
If a child bounces on our inflatables, they must be paid for. Non-walking infants are free because they are not bouncing. If a sibling is brought to a party to bounce, either the Party Host or the siblings’ Parent are responsible for paying for that child. If they bounce, they are considered a bouncer and part of the party. Also, there will be a charge for any additional Party Favors given to siblings. If a Party Pro sees a child bouncing without a wristband, they will ask that child to climb off the inflatables.
You say that the party includes a certain number of guests. What if some parents want to stay and watch? Do they count as party guests?
No. Adults may stay during the party and watch the children play on the inflatables, or just relax at BounceU and socialize with other parents. They may also participate, as long as they first sign our standard Release and Waiver and are issued a wristband or a hand stamp.We host Private Parties, which means a much more controlled environment for you. Because it is more controlled, parents are allowed to bounce. We occasionally ask parents to step aside for safety reasons, during large parties.
Can I bring in my own food and drinks?
NO OUTSIDE ICE CREAM, FOOD, SNACKS, DESSERTS OR DRINKS ARE ALLOWED EXCEPT FOR CAKE OR CUPCAKES. We offer cakes at competitive prices and can save you the hassle of ordering and picking one up yourself. If you would like to serve a meal, we require that you use our menu. We have relationships with local restaurants to cater food. We reserve the right to charge a minimum $75 food charge, refuse any and all outside food or drinks, and/or refuse service to you if any outside food or drink is brought in.
Can I have the bounce room for a longer amount of time?
Generally, this is plenty of bounce time. It’s like putting the kids on a treadmill for an hour without stopping.However, you can pay for extra time if you would like. An extra hour can be added for $150 on Weekends and $100 on Weekdays, in addition to the regular party price for all parties. We do NOT sell extra time in 30 minutes blocks. Also, we cannot guarantee this extra space/time will be available. Extra time must be paid for in advance in addition to your deposit, and is nonrefundable.
Can I bring my own goodie bags and/or balloons?
If you are not purchasing one of our popular and inexpensive BounceU party favors you are welcome to bring your own. We offer many options at party store prices so you don't have to make the stop yourself!!
If I am bringing in my own cake, do I need to bring in my own plates and napkins?
No. All paper and plastic products are included in your party package, and we are more than happy to supply them. If you would like the paper and plastic items to fit a specific theme, you are welcome to bring your own or order a theme kit from us.
Can I order extra pizza or other food once my party has begun?
Pizza can be ordered up until the start of your party. After the start of your party, we can’t guarantee it to arrive exactly when you enter the party room. We recommend you order food products the day before your party so that all meals are prepared to order with fresh ingredients. Cakes need 72 hours notice. We do not maintain extra food products on the BounceU premises.
What if I need to reschedule my party?
Parties may be rescheduled up to 15 days before your party. Within 14 days of your event, a $50 rescheduling fee applies. Changing the date or time of your party will be considered as rescheduling.
Can I use my own decorations and/or paper products in the party room?
The simple answer is: “Yes.” However, we reserve the right to say “No” depending on the decoration. To preserve the integrity of our party rooms, we do not permit wall or ceiling decorations, streamers, silly string, confetti, or many piñatas. If these items are used, you may be subject to a clean-up fee up to $25. Piñatas with pull strings are acceptable, but must be held up by an adult and cannot be affixed to the wall or ceiling.
I don't want to serve a full meal. Can I bring in my own snacks?
No outside food or drinks are permitted during parties except for cake. We have many snack food options you can select, including a veggie tray, fruit tray, cookies, and large party bowl of snacks. Please see Party Add-Ons page for more information. Please do not bring in food other than your party cake. We reserve the right to charge you an additional fee if non-permitted/outside food is brought to your party.
How do I get invitations for my party?
After you book your party, you can pick up your paper Invitation, along with other party information, at BounceU. Please call first before you come, as our hours of operation vary. In addition to invitation cards, access to BounceU’s online e-vite system with RSVP features is available free of charge.
I've already booked my party. Can I change it to a different party package?
You can change the size of your party up to 24 hours before your party. Since we are not responsible for low guest turnout, we cannot change party packages on the day of your party, or provide any refunds in such cases. Upgrades are permitted if we have the space to accommodate your extra guests. Some add-ons can be added up to the start of the party (such as pizza & drinks), while other items, such as cake, snacks and ice cream, may require a couple days notice.
What happens if my guests or I arrive late? Can I get a time extension?
Unfortunately we cannot extend your party time when you or your guests arrive late. We host back-to-back parties every day, and staying on-schedule is critical to our guest satisfaction and operations. We recommend you ask your guests to arrive 15 minutes before the party start time for check in.
Is each guest, including adults, required to have a completed/signed waiver?
For insurance purposes, ALL GUESTS who enter our bounce stadiums must have a completed/signed waiver on file. Waivers for children under 18 must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian. For your convenience, we also include our waiver in our birthday invitation, and additional access to sign the waivers will be available during check in. Children will not be permitted to Bounce without payment and a signed waiver. If you complete an Online Waiver through our website, it will be kept on file for one year, but you will need to check in for each event you attend.
I don't think there is enough time in the party room, can we have it for longer?
It is our experience that our party hosts do an excellent job of making the celebration fit the allowed time. Some parents have chosen to take unopened gifts home so that the children can enjoy their meal and good company in our facility. however, if you would like to purchase extra time, an additional $60 for 30 mintues on the weekend and $50 for 30 mintues during weekday events. This must be paid along with the deposit at the time of booking and is non- refundable.
How many slices are in a pizza, and how much are they?
Our pizza is cut in to 10 slices and is $15.00 for a Large one-topping pizza. Check out our Party Food section for details.
Do you offer weekend open bounce times?
Our focus on the weekends are our fabulous private birthday parties although sometimes we may be able to offer a public open bounce time. All events are subject to change but weekend bounce sessions are published weekly by Friday at the latest if we are hosting on our calendar here: https://www.bounceu.com/charlotte-nc/calendar/ Check our events calendar online on Friday to see if we are able to offer. We are working around our private parties,so if we do, it is limited space and bouncing will be one room at a time.
Other Indoor Bounce House Fun FAQs
What are the camp hours?
Camp sessions can be found under the "other ways to play" portion of our website. Camp is hosted when CMS students are out of school and reservations are strongly encouraged. If you would like to reserve a spot in one of our camps, you can sign up through the calendar on our website.
Do you offer early drop off and/or late pick up for camp?
Yes, both are available for an additional fee. Please contact us after reserving online in advance to make arrangements. We will not be open for extended hours unless it is paid for in advance.
What is your policy if a child is picked up late from camp?
A late fee will apply if your child is picked up after the mandatory pick-up time.
What if my child is sick during camp?
Please do not bring your child to camp if they are sick. We will not allow children who are sick to be dropped off, and any child who becomes ill during the program will need to be picked up.
What does my child need to bring to camp?
Each child must wear or bring a pair of socks. Campers are also allowed to bring water bottles. Please do not bring any other personal belongings (other than lunches) as we cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.
Is a snack included as part of the camp?
Yes, one snack is included for the camp. You are welcome to bring in your own snack as long as it does not require refrigeration, preparation, or heating. Please label anything brought from home with your child’s full name.
Is lunch included as part of the camp?
Lunch may be brought from home, or can be purchased from BounceU each day. If your child brings a lunch, please make sure it does not require refrigeration, preparation, or heating. Please label anything brought from home with your child’s full name.
Does my child need to be potty trained to attend camp?
Yes, all children must be fully potty trained.
"FAQ" was last updated September 16th, 2019 by