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Trampoline park aims for North Jersey landing

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A new trampoline park is jumping into the family entertainment market in New Jersey.

The northern California-based Rockin' Jump has signed an agreement with Amphibious Holdings LLC to open a franchise location in southern Morris County. The parent company did not offer any specific timeframes or locations for the new park, but said the franchisee will also look to develop Rockin' Jump trampoline parks in Westchester County, in New York, as part of the new agreement.

Aaron Bakken, head of franchise marketing, sales and integration for Rockin' Jump, said most park locations average between 17,000 and 23,000 square feet. Each park is comprised of a series of interconnected, 10-by-6-foot rectangular trampolines, with foam pits to jump into and trampolines angled along the side walls. Visitors can play trampoline dodgeball and basketball, too.

"A trampoline park offers a place to take your kid where they won't necessarily know their getting incredible exercise," Bakken said. "Kids are certainly our biggest focus when it comes to jumpers, but there's plenty of adults too."

The cost to bounce is typically $12 for the first hour. Additional hours cost $5 on weekdays and $12 on weekends. Bakken said prices could be higher in the new locations, but that will depend upon the real estate costs for individual locations.

In New Jersey, the market looks relatively untouched, with a Rebounderz in Edison and a few other parks in Pennsylvania and New York. Rockin' Jump has other outlets in the works in Connecticut and New Hampshire, but the Morris County location will be the company's first in the Garden State.

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