WICHITA — Some new businesses open with the hope that customers will come, but the new Get Air Wichita is opening next week with what looks to be a built-in customer base.
"We probably get 50 calls a day," co-owner Mike Goetz says of people who are interested in the business.
Get Air Wichita, which is part of a growing chain of a dozen Get Air parks nationally, is a giant indoor trampoline park that's taking part of the former Big Dog Motorcycle space downtown on New York Street between Douglas and First.
Almost half of the 22,000-square-foot park will be a trampoline, which will have different areas for various activities, including dodge ball, a basketball dunk and foam pits, which have video playback so people can watch their flips. There's also a bungee jump that helps users who can't do flips on their own.
There will be a toddler area as well.
This week, the trampolines will be installed along with some graffiti art – the intentional kind.
Other Get Air sites in the chain are popular for children and birthday parties, but Goetz says the business has something for all ages. For instance, there are teen nights on the weekends, and the company has hired a fitness director and is working on a schedule for fitness classes. Get Air Wichita also can be rented for corporate events.