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spaceuk
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posted 08-25-2006 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is an 'inflatable moon walk' - in the USA - a kid's large blow-up plastic 'bouncing castle' as we would call it in UK ?

Does it get its name from the very fact it is difficult bto walk properly and you are - literally - bouncing around on it :-))


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John K. Rochester
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posted 08-25-2006 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes... standard fare in most carnivals and small fairs.

Usually surrounded by a big net to capture the little buggers if they bounce too far off the "moon"

Scott
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posted 08-25-2006 08:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We rented one for our little girl's birthday party last year. Yes they are very difficult to walk in and you do spend a good amount of time in the air. I suppose that's why they call them a Moonwalk, though they don't mimic an actual Moonwalk overall. But they sure are fun! BTW, all this is just what I've been told - I have no way of knowing this personally .....

tegwilym
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posted 08-25-2006 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Back in the 70s when I was just a little guy I got put in one of those moon walks. It scared me silly, I was just this tiny little astronaut wannabe wearing my "moon coat and moon boots" (my mom had to add "moon" in front of most things to get me to wear them!) getting bounced around in there as the big kids played. I just remember being tossed around with no control screaming in terror to get pulled out! I was rescued moments later and pulled back to earth. Poor guy, there went my career and motivation as a future moon walker!

Tom

thump
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posted 08-25-2006 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thump   Click Here to Email thump     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They had one of these at this years Yuri's Night in Washington DC. Pretty hilarious watching adults in one of these, especially when adult refreshments were being served...

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