Carnivals Rentals, Tent Rentals, Party Rentals Requirements

 

trackless_trainFind out how to rent moonbounces, tents, party games and other event rentals by  browsing through our FAQs when ordering  anything you might need for parties,  mitzvahs, or rentals for any other  fun events you are planning.

We look forward to serving you in the following Maryland counties:  Baltimore, Frederick, Carroll County, Baltimore County,  Howard County, Montgomery County, and beyond.

Please Note: A delivery charge applies to all areas so we can cover our costs of gas and labor. Please call to check the round trip charge. Or, in some cases, you can pick up at our Frederick, Maryland location.

CARNIVAL RENTALS, TENT RENTALS, PARTY RENTALS:


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How can I place an order for moonbounces, tents, party games, or other rentals?

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Do you deliver and set up tents and moonbounces, slides, and other inflatables?

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Is a retainer required to reserve a tent, moonbounce, or other rentals?

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How much room do I need to set up moonbounces, slides, and other inflatables?

Q: Can you set up anywhere on my property?

Q: What type of surface can the equipment be placed on?

Q: Do you deliver and set up at parks/public recreation areas?

Q: Is the equipment safe, and what kind of supervision is necessary?

Q: How many people can use your moonbounces and slides at the same time?

Q: What are the power requirements for the inflatables and how much does it use?

Q: What if I don’t have electricity, can I still rent a moonbounce?

Q: What happens if it rains?

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

Q: How far in advance do I need to order?

Q: Can I order a moonbounce or slide to keep overnight?

Q: Someone told me about an additional tax due in the State of Maryland on amusement rentals?

Q: How do I reserve a tent?

Q: How can I place an order for moonbounces, tents, party games, or other rentals?


A:  It’s as easy as calling us at (240) 651-5948.
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Q: Do you deliver and set up tents and moonbounces, slides, and other inflatables?


A:  Fun 4 Hours will deliver, set up and take down all inflatables. We also ensure that all units are in good working condition as we test units for safety after set-up. It takes approximately 15-20 minutes to set up for smaller units and review the operator safety procedures with you.
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Q: Is a retainer required to reserve a tent, moonbounce, or other rentals?


A:  A credit card retainer of $50 is required at time of booking to reserve rental items, with the balance due on delivery.
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Q: How much room do I need to set up moonbounces, slides, and other inflatables?


A:  We suggest a 20’x20′ area for moonbounces, slides and other inflatables.
The area should be cleared of debris and located away from overhead power lines, trees, or other structures. Inflatables need room to be staked and they need room for the blower, and inflatables cannot rub against walls or trees as this may damage the inflatable. Turn off all sprinklers including underground sprinklers. Larger staging areas are suggested for any of our rides. PLEASE CUT LAWN 2 TO 3 DAYS PRIOR TO SCHEDULED SETUP DATE FOR INFLATABLES.
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Q: Can you set up anywhere on my property?


A:  Please be considerate of our drivers. You probably have a perfect spot for the installation of the inflatable, but how do we get there? Some inflatables weigh up to 750lbs. If there is a steep hill on the property, the driver will need assistance, both at delivery and pick-up time, from another member of our team in positioning the inflatable into place. This will incur an additional cost for delivery and should be arranged with our office at time of booking.
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Q: What type of surface can the equipment be placed on?


A:  The safest surface is a level, grassy area. However, we also can set up on asphalt, concrete or dirt. The area should be flat with no slope, and clear of any sticks, rocks, sprinklers, etc. We will not set up on mulch and/or sand.
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Q: Do you deliver and set up at parks/public recreation areas?


A:  Yes, but we will require an additional $25.00 fee for our insurance company to produce a certificate of insurance with the park and/or county named as an additional insured on the certificate of insurance. Make sure to check that you will have adequate electricity provided at the park/public recreation area for the inflatable. We also rent generators for an additional charge.
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Q: Is the equipment safe, and what kind of supervision is necessary?


A:  Our jumps, slides and rides are constructed to be as safe as possible. As with any activity involving small children, an adult should SUPERVISE the activity anytime the equipment is inflated. Larger rentals such as carnival rides and slides should have at least two adult supervisors. Accidents on equipment usually are due to either allowing too many children on the equipment, or using the equipment in an area that is not kept secured. Supervisors should make sure everyone using the equipment is behaving in a safe, and appropriate manner.
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Q: How many people can use your moonbounces and slides at the same time?


A:  The number varies upon the size of the inflatable you’re interested in.

For moonbounces, we suggest that you allow only one group of people to occupy it at one time. Groups should be made up based on the following ages:

13’x13′ Moonbounce:

  • 5 years & under – 8 people maximum per group
  • 6 – 10 years – 6 people maximum per group
  • Teens – 5 people maximum per group
  • Adults – 2 people maximum per group

15’x15′ Moonbounce:

  • 5 years & under – 10 people maximum per group
  • 6 – 10 years – 8 people maximum per group
  • Teens – 6 people maximum per group
  • Adults – 3 people maximum per group

Slides, Obstacle Course and other inflatables:

  • Typically no more than 2 people at the same time.

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Q: What are the power requirements for the inflatables and how much does it use?


A:  Most of our rental items plug into a standard 120v household outlet. The most important thing to make sure is that the outlet is dedicated to the rental, meaning no other devices are plugged in to the same outlet. This is to ensure that the power is consistent and won’t be interrupted by a circuit overload. A standard moonbounce blower is 115v and runs at 6.9 amps, or 0.7935 watts (115v x 6.9 amps). As an example of cost, if you normally paid an electricity rate equaling $0.13 per hour, the minimal cost per hour for the inflatable would be $0.103 cents per hour. A typical hair dryer uses much more electricity than our moonbounces!
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Q: What if I don’t have electricity, can I still rent a moonbounce?


A:  Some parks and larger venues don’t always have electricity available. It is the customer’s responsibility to check if WORKING outlets are on site. We have generators for rent and will be more than happy to provide one for your event. Please keep in mind that generators are booked on a first come, first serve basis.
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Q: What happens if it rains?


A:  During periods of severe weather conditions (high winds, rain, etc.), we reserve the right to cancel your reservations. If conditions are not too severe, we will give you the option of keeping it or not. If you decide to keep the unit for the term of the rental agreement, there will be no refunds, discount and/or rain checks. Re-scheduling is based on availability for the day requested.
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Q: What is your cancellation policy?


A:  If your event is cancelled, simply contact us 7 days before your scheduled event and we will promptly cancel your reservation.
For cancellation of rental items having a retainer, we will credit you the retainer amount for any future item you would like to rent during
a 1-year period following your cancellation date. We are sorry, but we cannot give you a refund for any retainers, and we cannot give you future
credit for a retainer if you cancel later than 7 days before your rental start day.

Weather-related cancellations are only determined 24 hours prior to delivery. The retainer will be applied to your next reservation within 1 year of the rental agreement.

Exception: for cancellation of any tent rentals, please contact us at least 30 days before your rental start day.
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Q: How far in advance do I need to order?


A:  Early planning helps to ensure product availability. We suggest 3-6 weeks in advance before your scheduled event for our standard moonbounces. However, we generally have inventory available for last minute bookings. All units are booked on a first come, first serve basis.
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Q: Can I order a moonbounce or slide to keep overnight?


A:  Yes. There will be an additional charge for this service and the moonbounce
or slide must be set up in a backyard or area that is fenced or locked up. Fun 4 Hours reserves the right to deny this service for any event. Fun 4 Hours also reserves the right to cancel the overnight portion at any event at any time, if we have reason to believe that our property is at risk of injury, vandalism or theft.
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Q: Someone told me about an additional tax due in the State of Maryland on amusement rentals?


A:  The admissions and amusement tax is a local tax collected by the
Comptroller’s Office for Maryland’s counties and Baltimore City,
incorporated cities and towns, and the Maryland Stadium Authority.
The tax is imposed on the gross receipts from admission, the use or
rental of recreational or sports equipment. Admissions and amusement
tax rates are set by local officials at rates varying from one-half
of 1 percent to 10 percent of the admissions or amusement receipts.
Check the rate chart at the Comptroller of Maryland website under
admissions and amusement tax (rate chart) to determine the tax on
your particular activity. If you have a tax exempt ID #, you will be
exempt from sales tax but will still have to pay the Admissions and
Amusement tax according to the rate in your delivery area.

Fun 4 Hours is required to charge you a Sales Tax on any rental, unless you have a tax exempt ID number. Also, Fun 4 Hours will calculate for you the amount of any Admissions and Amusement Tax you would owe to the State of Maryland for any applicable rental item, and we will include this tax in the rental transaction. Please call Fun 4 Hours if you have any
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Q: How do I reserve a tent?


A:  When you reserve a tent and any accessories, we immediately remove them from our inventory and we plan the installation. This equipment and time are committed to you and your event only! Therefore, any cancellation received within 14 days of the installation date will be charged 50% of the total rental order. Please call us for specific information regarding tent rentals.

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