Following the success of Jump Street trampoline park in Petaling Jaya, a second park in the country was opened in Penang on Jan 10, 2015.
Covering a floor space of 27,000 sq. ft. in the atrium within the D’Piazza complex in Bayan Baru, this first ever trampoline park in Penang features eight attractions: Big Bag, The Wall, Foam Pit, Dodge Ball, Slam Dunk, High Performance Court, Tower Jump and Battle Beam.
The last two are exclusive to this park in Penang and are not available in Jump Street Kuala Lumpur (in Petaling Jaya), Asia’s biggest indoor trampoline park.
Jump Street Penang also has a main court, where new jumpers are taught the basics of jumping and some flipping, plus a kids’ area, which means that even kids as young as three can enjoy the thrills of jumping.
The High Performance Court is only for those who have achieved a certain level of expertise as it consists of six Olympic-standard trampolines and three vertical walls. I have been told, the trampolines here are a lot more springy than the normal ones where we were taught our basics.
According to the CEO of Jump Street Malaysia, Duncan McGilligan, their trampoline parks cater to everyone between the ages of 3 and 83. This means that anyone can participate and it is safe because safety is given top priority – there is a 10-minute free safety briefing every hour on the hour, at the Main Court.
All jumpers must wear special Jump Street grip socks for safety reasons, which are available at RM4.50 per pair, reusable.
I have to say that even though I have always wanted to have a trampoline at home, after watching too many American sitcoms where homes have a trampoline in the backyard, I was still apprehensive about jumping.
However, once I got the hang of it, it was exhilarating. I wasn’t good at controlling my jumps and flips, and in fact, it was tricky just balancing myself on the trampoline but to me, it was great just being able to jump around, without caring how I looked or what others thought of my “style”. It was the best feeling in the world.
Did you know that jumping for just ten minutes on the trampoline is equivalent to jogging for 30 minutes. Besides building balance, co-ordination, stamina and strength, jumping on the trampoline is certainly a good way to keep obesity at bay!
Jump Street Penang is open daily. Jump passes are available at RM20 for the first hour and RM17 for the second hour on off-peak days and RM25 for the first hour and RM22 for the second hour on peak days. Off-peak days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (excluding public holidays) and peak days are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (National, Penang and Selangor).
Multi-Visit Passes with 12-month validity and come with a complimentary pair of Jump Street grip socks are also available from RM90. Jumpers are advised to book their slots in advance over the internet to avoid disappointment as sessions sell out quickly.
Those who want more than just jumping around may sign up for the Jump Street Dodge Ball Training which is on every Thursday night from 7pm to 11pm.
Jump Street trampoline parks are also ideal venues to host parties, family days, team-building and corporate events, and particularly if you have a bunch of rambunctious children!
Jump Street Penang
Add: Atrium, D’Piazza Mall, 70, Jalan Mahsuri, Bayan Baru, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Tel: 03-79691051 (Jump Street Kuala Lumpur in Petaling Jaya)
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