Nearly a decade since launching, Big Air Trampoline Parks has made its foray coast to coast, including the first Arizona location.
The Esparza siblings opened the Chandler location on June 12, saying they chose to get involved with a franchise that would allow them to have freedom in design and operations within the park.
“With such in mind, we were looking for a location that was family oriented with lots of schools and community services, that was lacking what we could offer,” co-owner Luis Esparza says.
The fun goes beyond just bouncing on a trampoline. There is also an obstacle course, zip lines, rock climbing, foam pits and more.
“In designing our park, it was a long process and hours of thoughts in deciding the attractions that would provide a mixture of physical and cognitive challenges,” Esparza says. “An example is Valojump, which integrates the video game ability with the physical effort on a trampoline, and it is the first one in Arizona.”
Although the park is designed to be fun for all ages, a couple of the attractions do have height or weight restrictions. Other than these few restrictions, Esparza says, “We feel that every attraction creates a personal challenge and we try to encourage such with every participant.”
She explains that she feels the park provides Chandler with “an indoor facility that is safe and fun, with different attractions not present previously.”
Esparza feels the park is a great place to take kids to release some pent-up energy, as it provides much physical activity.
“It is not only a healthy way of having fun but also promotes other mental abilities, discipline and competitiveness,” she says.
For parents not looking to join in on the games, there is plenty of seating, leaving employees to supervise the children. This includes a lounge with televisions, couches and payable massage chairs.
By cafeteria-style tables, there is a snack bar that serves pizza, chips, drinks and more for when kids get hungry.
The standard hourly cost is $11.99 for kids ages 3-6 and $17.99 for all others to jump, increasing slightly for longer durations. A $3 pair of AirSocks is required to use the attractions. The park plans to add a membership program in the future.
Prices differ for special weekly events, including Toddler Time and Cosmic Nights.
The former, for ages 6 and younger from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, costs $9.99. As Esparza explains, this special time gives little ones access to the whole park without the fear of older kids running around them.
Cosmic Nights are designed to reach older kids—typically in the high school or even college age groups, Esparza explains. For $24.99 every Friday and Saturday night, from 8 to 11 p.m., participants can jump as the lights go down and the park brightens with lasers and strobes. The music is also turned up to create a dance party feel.
Regular activities are available seven days a week, from 3 to 8 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 3 to 11 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays.
Big Air Chandler is also equipped to host team parties and birthday parties.
“We want to be the place to celebrate birthday parties and team events that will create long-lasting memories and friendships,” Esparza says.
However, those long-lasting memories don’t just have to come from parties.
“It is a family entertainment center where all ages can have fun,” Esparza says.
Big Air Chandler, 2840 S. Alma School Road, Chandler, 480.912.5454, bigairusa.com/chandler.