Meet The Beast. This aptly-named mammoth piece of plastic is the world’s largest jumping castle, with 32 inflatable parts spanning over 270 meters.
It’s the length of more than two football pitches and anyone brave enough to try it out faces a tiring race to the finish as they take on a challenging course of inflatable walls, rings and bouncy balls.
Part kids’ party production, part obstacle course, The Beast is a custom-made creation of Belgian inflatables company V-Formation, which reckons, deep down, most adults want to be a kid again. And they’re right. The Beast has it all: huge bouncy balls, rings to swing on, poles to push over and inflatable walls to climb. No word on whether there’s a nearby inflatable napping zone, but we’re pooped just looking at it.
Benedikt De Vreese, owner of V-Formation, the company that custom made The Beast, said:
People are dead tired when they slide the last piece of the track but after that they can’t stop talking about how cool it was.
That’s why we built this, to create something special for adults but where they can be a kid again.
It’s not always about power or speed, it’s about endurance and knowing yourself.
The Beast is heading to Hyde Park in London in 2017, where they will challenge contestants to become the fastest person to complete the course.