An attraction billed as the World's Biggest Bounce House will skip its stop in Raleigh, foiled by rainy weather for a second time.
The Big Bounce America, a half-acre collection of slides, ball pits and pumped-up basketball courts, advertised itself as "10,000 square feet of inflatable elation."
Persistent rain canceled its May weekend at the MAC Sports & Entertainment Complex in North Raleigh, and organizers have announced that the June 1-3 makeup event also has been scotched due to a wet forecast.
"The weather is not cooperating," said spokesman Jason Goldstein. "The team is still looking to come to Raleigh this year, but it is not currently scheduled."
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Now in its second year, the idea for a three-story trampoline array grew while its founders were working a music festival and took an after-hours break inside a standard-sized bounce house.
"Then it dawned on us," said Grahame Ferguson, a Big Bounce America co-founder, in an interview last month. "What if we made a much bigger bounce house? What if we built the biggest one in the world? What if adults could bounce? What if it had a DJ booth?"
They might ask themselves further: What if it had a giant umbrella?