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Monday, April 21, 2014

Blast Zone Hydro Rush Water Park Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
My son is a big fan of bounce houses. Throw some water into the mix and he's even happier and you can lose him for a whole day, all shriveled up. I can't wait for the weather to get warmer so we can more fully play around on our new Hydro Rush from Blast Zone. I've been trying to win one for a longtime and was greatly pleased when I was offered one for review (and a second one for you, the readers, to win).

We still have a little time to wait before we can fully take advantage of the water part of the Hydro Rush. The day after I tried this out, it snowed again in Boston. I did however have the chance to try it out in 70 degree weather, the one day before the snow. I wanted to set it up without my son having invited a bunch of his friends over. I needed to both figure out where in the yard the thing fit, as we have a sloped backyard, and learn how to set the whole thing up. Thankfully, I had nothing to worry about on both counts.


The water park comes in a 60 lb box, split across two parts for the most part. One half is the blow up part. The other half is the fan, spikes, water hose, and bag. There is also a DVD with instructions for setup. I'm a guy. I didn't read it.
I had the thing setup before I knew it. It felt like no more than 15 minutes, but I didn't time the whole process. Just roll the thing out, connect the fan, tie off the discharge hose, and turn on the fan. Thats's it. After about a minute or two, the whole thing is blown up. Then, you spike the unit down so it won't move.
Filled up, the unit checks in at 216 x 132 x 96 inches and is rated to hold up to 200 pounds. It did fine with over 200 pounds on it, my son and I combined.
I can't wait for the weather to warm up more so that we can load it up with water. The unit comes with a hose where one end goes into the back of the water cannon and another is left in the pool (with the third end connected to the water spigot). You leave the water running and the pool part fills up. Leave the water on "too long" and the water overflows out of the pool (back of picture on right above). Just turn it off every once in a while, or turn it down so the water slide at least stays lubricated.
The business side of the unit has two hoses. To blow up the slide, tie the shorter one closed and attach fan to the other. To deflate the unit, just turn off fan and untie the outflow. It comes down pretty quick. If you want to put away, you must let the unit dry out, typically overnight, to avoid the unit getting moldy. Folding is another story.
As I mentioned, I didn't read the instructions. I think I will before I take the unit out the next time. I tried to fold it up and shove it in the bag. I got about 80% in the bag with the rest hanging out. I think I did better than I was expecting.

The Hydro Rush sells for $389.99 on Amazon, and is listed at 25% off its $529.99 price on the Blast Zone web site. Somehow, Amazon shows in stock and the Blast Zone site is out of stock, even though Blast Zone is the Amazon seller. Free shipping, too. The Hydro Rush is one of their smaller Inflatable Water Parks. If you want something bigger, they have a 10' tall water park with their Commercial Inflatables.

We love the Hydro Rush, even without the water. We'll enjoy it more over the summer when things heat up. I couldn't get my son off of it after I set it up. I can imagine myself playing on it, too. Now where did I put those instructions so I can figure out how to fold it up???

Don't forget about our giveaway of four Magic Castle bounce houses. This giveaway is open to the Continental US only (because of shipping costs) and will end on May 8th, 2014.

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions stated are my own and may differ from yours. See my disclosure policy for more information.

24 comments:

  1. The link to comment is taking me here and not to lucky ladybug now but I would love this for my grandchildren so all 7 that live close to one another could play together. I love the quick set-up for this

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  2. Not only will the kids love it - I would like to have fun on it also!! It sounds easy & fast to setup. I don't like reading instructions - a DVD is better.
    Who needs a pool for water fun? This really does sound like a BLAST!!

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  3. I would love the easy set up for my grandchildren to have the best sumer ever with this

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  4. I would pick the Crocodile Isle Inflatable Water Park and Slide because it has two water slides. It looks like it would be so much fun for my son and his friends.

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  5. I'd send to my grandchildren to use and like also that it comes with a DVD insturction video

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  6. If money were no options, I'd get them all. But if I had to choose one, the Tropical Splash is really cute and I think my nephew would love it.

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  7. I would first use this for our son on a day that we can go out and play! Since it is warming up and we can finally get out, but he gets bored with just walking all the time. We dont have much room so something that can just blow up and put away (with reading the instructions on how to do) would be great! I love how durable it is (aka as well made as for businesses that would come to your house for parties) and how easy they are to set up!

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  8. I wish I would have something like this today, because today is my granddaughter's birthday & she loves water fun & activites!

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  9. These are pretty cool. I like the combo ones with the slides and the ball pits.

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  10. I love that it holds up to 200 pounds and would love having formy grandchildren to play with

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  11. I would use this so my boys could have hours of fun in the backyard this summer! I love how easy it is to put away.

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  12. I would use this inflatable to teach children to run, jump and balance. I would in doing so be teaching them to exercise while having fun. I like a lot the bright colors and the happy and fun feeling they give-off to kids and adults alike.

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  13. I like the Pirate Blaster Inflatable Water Park I think we would have the room for it in out yard.

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  14. I would invite over my boys friends for some bounce time! Love the size.

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  15. I would love for my grandchildren and love he ease of setting it up and the size of it

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  16. I love these bounce houses and water slides they are hours of fun for pretty much the whole family

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  17. I would love to invite the neighbor kids over. (I think we would have to if they saw this in our backyard!) I love how much fun it provides for all the little kids.

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  18. I would set this up on hot Summer days so my grandchildren and their friend could play on it. Also, my favorite feature is the slide and if it only takes 15 minutes to set up then that's awesome. I just wish it weighed a bit less. Thanks :)

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  19. I think I might have to sneak in a bounce or two on this bounce house myself! Love the colors.

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  21. love the quick set up, the size of this and hoping to win for my grandchildren

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  22. Crocodile Isle Inflatable Water Park and Slide

    Buy for $669.99 We are in Phoenix, so any of the WATER based ones would rock.

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  23. If money were not an option, I would get the Misty Kingdom XL. It has everything all in one package. I have rented something similar to this for my kids birthday parties. Everyone had such a blast!

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