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by Erica Mercer
The world’s first neon themed trampoline park will soon make its debut in Bozeman, Montana.
Jump Time Bozeman, co-owned by Chad Babcock, Katie Babcock, and Eric Anderson, will be the first trampoline park in the world to offer a variety of attractions that illuminate when exposed to black lights.
The 24,000 square-foot entertainment center will include the very first neon orange ninja course and will be the first park to have trampoline padding wrapped in a neon green vinyl that will illuminate when exposed to black lights.
The park will also feature custom air bags with black light reactive graphics, trampoline beds that feature neon safety stripes, and a custom traverse climbing wall with neon grips that will produce a neon glow effect under the black lights.
The Bozeman trampoline park will be the fourth entertainment center to open under the family-owned and operated Jump Time brand that includes locations in Meridian, Idaho, Boise, Idaho, and Twin Falls, Idaho.
Owners of Jump Time Idaho, Chad and Katie Babcock, were early to enter the trampoline park industry, opening their first park in 2010. They have witnessed the progression of this fast-paced industry firsthand. Chad commented, “Trampoline parks have evolved to include much more than just trampolines. Our park in Bozeman will have a kiddy area, battle beam, and slack-line, neon ninja course, stunt jumping and climbing attraction in addition to all of the popular trampoline attractions.”
Chad continued to explain that incorporating non-trampoline attractions hasn’t been the only change that has taken place in the trampoline park industry.
“The first park I built had basic red and blue pads with black trampoline beds. Today, trampoline parks have a variety of bed colors and pad color options, so when Best American approached me with their latest neon color options I was on board."
Jump Time Bozeman, Co-owner
Best American Trampoline Parks is the first manufacturer in the trampoline park industry to design a blacklight reactive trampoline park and was excited to help the Jump Time team design the entertainment center with a neon theme.
The Best American President and CEO, Phillip Howell, commented, “I’ve known Chad for many years, dating back to some of the first ASTM meetings where a small group of us came together to begin writing standards for this industry. After all these years, I was honored to have the opportunity to work with Chad on his newest park.”
Phillip went on to explain that Jump Time Bozeman is a true neon themed trampoline park with multiple elements that glow.
"There are a few trampoline parks that have neon stripes on their trampoline beds, but we took it ten steps further offering an array of products that glow. Pretty much everything we installed will glow! I can’t wait to see his black lights flip on for the first time.”
Best American, President & CEO
In addition to helping with the design of the park, Best American also manufactured and completed the installation in record time, according to Chad.
“We had every frame up and every bolt in the ground within three days. It was so organized! The Best American team has their installation processes down to a science with an easy simple system that impressed my own guys who have helped build out all my other parks. It’s amazing to me based on my prior experiences.”
Jump Time Bozeman, Co-owner
Bozeman’s first trampoline park is now open.