How Not to Run Your First Trampoline Park

Have you ever had a nightmare so terrible that you wake up in the middle of the night, drenched in sweat and still panicking? That pretty much happened to us last night. Because we dreamed that someone out there was charging a Pay-Per-Bounce fee at their trampoline park. What?!

Can you imagine what a bad idea that would be? Everyone would need their own little bounce-counter, and they wouldn't be able to have fun because they would be worried about how many bounces they could afford. Thank goodness it was just a dream. 

But that dream (nope, definitely still a nightmare) made us think: what are some really bad ways to run your family entertainment center? Keep reading and see!

No Kids Allowed

They're loud. They're messy. They fall down and start crying. Sure, but can you imagine a trampoline park without kids? They're the ones who have the most fun! They love to show off and get other kids involved. Plus, they keep their parents intrigued in that bounce life. 

No Birthday Parties

We're sometimes puzzled at people who bring their own cake to a restaurant, but is it really THAT bad? No. But it's much better if you can help facilitate some awesome parties at your trampoline park. By encouraging more and better parties, you help take the stress off parents, keep kids entertained, and create some awesome memories for everyone involved. 

No Photography Allowed

Guys, it's 2018 and social media isn't going anywhere. If you're worried about safety, put up a sign about flash photography or encouraging people to always jump aware. Safety is important, even crucial! But, pictures help groups remember how much fun they had and they can be taken safely by people who aren't jumping at the time. Plus, if these pics are posted on social media, you're also getting a boost of free advertising. It's a win-win.

Not Using Active8 POS

Using the right Trampoline Park Software will make your trampoline park run way more smoothly. Imagine a life where your trampoline park point of sale - or trampoline park POS if you're in the know ;) - not only doesn't glitch but also helps you make more money. We provide birthday party booking software, Electronic Liability waivers, and the coolest smart wristbands to take your family entertainment center to the next level.

What do you think? Are there any other "no-no's" we left out?