It blows up in about 2 minutes, but to put it away you have to be sure to let all the water out, then blow it up again and let it dry out. It takes about 20-30 minutes to put it away properly. It's also a little confusing because it has 3 tubes in the back, but you just use one of the long ones to blow it up and tie the other two tubes shut. Then to deflate, you have 3 tubes which makes it deflate faster.
Other than that, my kids love the Rainforest Rapids. We were looking for a small jumper and upsold ourselves to this. I'm so glad we did, because the kids play on it for hours, and are soooo tired when they're done. Without the water you need a slip sheet or a pillow case to use the slides, because they're not that steep (which is good because it is very safe). You also enter the slides from the inside, and they have netting on top, so there is no way for kids to fall out or get hurt.
Be prepared, it's pretty heavy, and will leave the lawn wet, and your kids will want you to take it out every day. I can't begin to describe how much fun they have though!
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