Sky Zone Miami: Get High at the City's First Indoor Trampoline Park

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Sky Zone, Miami's first indoor trampoline park, is one of those amazing creations that, suddenly, fills all kinds of needs you didn't even know you had. The sprawling facility in central Doral celebrates its grand opening this weekend, and, for a cost of about the same as a 3-D movie, puts you as close to flying as you can get without jet propulsion.

Sure, you can have the typical kids' birthday party here, but the 16,000 square feet of trampoline space equally welcomes adults. Need a rainy-day activity that doesn't involve Netflix, shopping, or existential angst? Check. A date spot to see if your potential mate is too uptight? Check. A place to laugh at your co-workers during a potentially embarrassing team-building exercise? Check. A way to trick a reticent friend or family member into accidentally doing some cardio? Check.

Owner and general manager Juan Brandt decided to open the Miami location, a franchise, after visiting a Sky Zone with his family while on vacation in San Francisco. Back at home, he tried to look up the nearest location for a second round -- only to find the closest location was hours away in Tampa. And thus Brandt, a veteran of the cigar business, heard the classic entrepreneur's lightbulb ding. "I was looking for a change of pace -- something a little healthier," he said.

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That's to the benefit of the kids and regressing adults of Miami, who now have a place to run, flip, and bounce themselves silly seven days a week. This is how it works: You pick a jump session -- 30 minutes for $9, an hour for $13, an hour and a half for $17, or two hours for $20. Sign a bunch of waivers (naturally), hand over your shoes, and strap on Sky Zone's special moon boot-like sneakers for safety and cleanliness. Then, go wild.

The actual jumping zones comprise three areas -- the main "courts," as they're called, are huge rectangles of trampoline grids surrounded by sloping bouncy walls, too. This means you can run from square to square, then up a wall and flip down, if you desire. Or, you might scoot over to one of the massive dodgeball courts, where you can score extra air by bouncing before you lob a ball at your opponents. Pickup games start regularly throughout the day here, or you can sign up for an adults-only league and tournament series starting soon.

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14 comments
Flo Solot
Flo Solot

That place is horrible! We went and the toilets broke. The owner didn't want us to know, and he wouldn't shut the toilets down. we could smell it! we aren't stupid! It was nasty! The owner made his staff clean feces! How disgusting is that?! That's a violation of health hazards!

a216747038
a216747038

OMG! Went there today. The toilets were busted, but the owner acted like he didn't want anyone to know. How could we not when sewage was backed up and the facility smelled like feces?! AND we saw Juan Brandt be rude to at least two customers.

Flo Solot
Flo Solot

We have not heard good things about the owner, and the place looks like its across from a chop shop.

a216747038
a216747038

We have not heard good things about the owner such as how he is perceived by community members and how he treats employees.

Ed Ochoa
Ed Ochoa

I give it 6 months before it closes

Armando Hernandez
Armando Hernandez

FYI: These parks are un-regulated and there have been many injuries to include paralysis....Parents, if you take a small child make sure that they have an area for kids and make sure there are monitors....

MaxieMmhmm
MaxieMmhmm

@noelness we finally get one of those???

mechaspry
mechaspry

@ThatBloggerGurl I will do this. Oh yes.

Abraca_Daniel
Abraca_Daniel

@noelness @magzalez death trap. Just ask joba.

AziAishling
AziAishling

@NikkieNikk We'll have a Bouncing Time!! I'm Up 4 it!!!

ayo_vossen
ayo_vossen

@Nikisays yeah has to go down ASAP. Probably wont leave lol

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