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New trampoline park opens in Raleigh

Posted December 16, 2014

Along with Defy Gravity and Sky Zone, we now have a homegrown version of a trampoline park here in Raleigh.

The Launching Pad opened about a month ago on Hilburn Drive between Lynn Road and Glenwood Avenue in the former space occupied by Linens N Things.

The 34,000-square-foot building has 15,000-square-feet of trampolines, along with a 32 game arcade with full redemption center, an eight-seat XD Motion Theater, Lazer Frenzy, electronic lockers, a snack bar and four party rooms, including a glow in the dark party room. Recent events included a night just for teens.

"We are billing ourselves as "Trampolines and So Much More," wrote Kevin Sisson, who owns the destination with his wife Kristie. "... The feedback we got from customers [at the grand opening] ranged from 'wow, this place is so big and so open' to 'wow, there is so much to do here.' Both are very accurate."

Kevin tells me the couple met at UNC-Chapel Hill and relocated to New York after college. Kristie is originally from Hyde County in eastern North Carolina. Kevin comes from Long Island. He worked on Wall Street for 20 years before the couple decided they wanted a change for the family, which now includes four kids. They moved here and began developing the Launching Pad.

This will make four and nearly five trampoline parks in the region. Defy Gravity has locations in Raleigh and Durham. Sky Zone recently opened a Raleigh location. A Durham Sky Zone is slated to open soon.

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  • justabumer Dec 18, 2014

    For a time in the late fifties and early sixties trampoline parks became very popular. Of course they were very basic without all of the high-tech stuff. They didn't remain popular very long.

  • godnessgracious2 Dec 18, 2014

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    I guess you never heard of a waiver?

  • archmaker Dec 18, 2014

    ah. another trampoline park - this year's version of the froyo shop.
    one popping up on every corner this year and closing on every corner next year.

  • archmaker Dec 18, 2014

    ah. another trampoline park - this year's version of the froyo shop.
    one popping up on every corner this year and closing on every corner next year.

  • lewiskr45 Dec 17, 2014

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    Or playgrounds, parks, any public place, and most places in ones home.

  • Mad Dawg Dec 17, 2014

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    Agreed LUCASDO6

    With that kind of logic, we should never drive, let alone walk for that matter. Forgot to include breathing since the air is so polluted. Geeez 1tarheelgirl1, GET A LIFE!!!!!

  • Lightfoot3 Dec 17, 2014

    Sounds cool.

  • Chad Johnson Dec 17, 2014
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    Looks like a fun place to break a foot

  • Mike Berthold Dec 17, 2014
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    Living in a bubble also has it's dangers. I'd rather myself and my children take a chance and actually have fun in life rather than sit behind a computer and worry about the "accident waiting to happen" that may or may not.

  • Mike Berthold Dec 17, 2014
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    Because Defy Gravity ,Skyhigh Sports, AirBound or any of the other trampoline centers in the state, who have been in business for years, have been sued to the point of bankruptcy? I'm guessing you're one of the ones that would sue if something happened since it is the first thing you thought about.

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