Euro-Bungy (or is it Bungee?) at South Street Seaport

As I was wandering the South Street Seaport mall over the weekend, I saw one of the local attractions in use. It’s called “Euro-Bungy” and is a small bungee jumping setup that is pretty cool. I think I saw it in use one other time (but only by one person) whereas this time there were, I think, four of them in operation at the same time.

It looks like a lot of fun.

The kids have two bungee cords attached to them and they bounce up and down on a small trampoline at the bottom. It looks like they can get up about 10 feet with no trouble at all but it probably tops out at not much more than 20 feet up. I think that’s plenty high from my angle.

I think it costs about $10 for five minutes of jumping and every person I’ve ever seen jump has been under 16 or so. I think one kid I saw was more in the six or seven year age range. Of course at that age you can’t expect them to be able to bounce quite as high. But I think their parents are thankful for that.

I don’t know about doing it though. I did note a sign saying no one over 20 is allowed to do a flip on it. That’s terrible! If I can’t flip, I ain’t doing it.

-H

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3 Comments on “Euro-Bungy (or is it Bungee?) at South Street Seaport”

  1. Robin Says:

    I did it yesterday. I am over 30 and the operator kept encouraging me to flip. Of course I couldn’t. I tried but the harness was very stiff and I just couldn’t get the right kind of physics for that to happen.

    It was a LOT of fun.

  2. Ldog Says:

    how much is the cost?

  3. robin Says:

    It was around $10 for 10 min.


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