DESTIN — Jump for joy at the soon-to-open Urban Air Adventure Park.
The new business will be a trampoline park and then some, according to franchise owner MIke Blech.
“It’s more than just trampolines,” he said. “Yes we have trampolines, but we also have other things. The idea is for it to be family fun from the youngest child on up.”
Blech explained that the 42,000-square-foot indoor park will feature the Urban Air Sky Rider Indoor Coaster, a tube playground, ropes and climbing courses, a "Ninja Warrior" obstacle course and other unique attractions.
“The Sky Coaster is almost like a zip line, but it goes along a track,” Blech explained. “We are also planning to have laser tag, and a spin zone which will basically be bumper cars with a spin feature, and we are putting in a virtual reality course which will be like playing a first-person shooter game but you are in 3D.”
Besides the activities and attractions, Blech said at Urban Air, even the adults are factored in.
“We will have a café serving wings, pizza, funnel cakes and other snacks and will have a bunch of flat-screen TVs,” he said. “We are also working on the prospect of offering beer and wine so that let’s say it’s Sunday afternoon and the game is on, there will be more for parents to do than just sit around.”
Blech said he first got the idea for the trampoline park a few years ago thanks to his three sons.
“My oldest son used to drive all the way to Pensacola to go to Sky Zone, and when I asked him why he would say, ‘It’s just so cool,’ so I started researching trampoline park franchises and I found Urban Air Adventure Park.”
When asked why he chose to go with Urban Air Adventure Park, Blech said he chose it based on what they had to offer the entire family as well as their ethics.
“There’s more and better attractions,” he said. “All the other trampoline parks sell time, but we sell on a more tiered approach based on what attractions you want to do. You can stay as long as you want unless we reach capacity. Also the company is always innovating and everything is modular, so if one attraction isn’t popular we can change it out for a new attraction.”
Urban Air Adventure Park is scheduled to open in late spring of 2019 and will be located in the Emerald Coast Center near Bealls Outlet at 14081 Emerald Coast Parkway. For more information visit www.urbanairtrampolinepark.com or follow them on Facebook by searching Urban Air Adventure Park Destin.