‘Monster’ bouncy castle obstacle course challenges visitors at Oshawa’s Tribute Centre

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Published September 14, 2023 at 12:09 pm

Kyle Kornic and Krista Licsi of Oshawa Tourism tame the Monster Saturday at the Tribute Centre. Photo Glenn Hendry

A ‘Monster’ event “like no other” took over the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa last weekend, with the ultimate adult bouncy castle challenging adults of all ages to get through an obstacle course that brought out the inner child while proving to be more difficult than expected.

The Monster was 200 metres of inflatable fun as adults – and kids during the matinee Saturday – ran, bounced and jumped their way back to their childhood with more than 30 obstacles including an 18-metre ‘Mega Slide,’ a ‘Tunnel of Love’ and ‘The Bouncy Cage of Doom.’

There was also plenty of unique food options, cocktails, craft beer and more from on site food trucks; live DJs, adult ball pits trucks and other crazy activities, making the event a funfest to remember, said William Balfour, the Assistant General Manager and Director of Marketing & Sales for Tribute operator OVG30.

“The event was like none other that we’ve hosted at the Tribute Communities Centre before. The Friday and Saturday consisted of hourly waves of new guests coming into the venue to try and tame The Monster,” Balfour said. “We ended with a couple of sold out sessions and the reactions from participants after the final mega slide were consistently positive with guests expressing their surprise in the challenge along with the fun they had encountered from the course.”

Balfour added that the event will likely return next year with post-event surveys showing 86 per cent of respondents promising they will be back to tame the Monster if it comes back to Oshawa.

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