51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
banzai a bust,
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This review is from: Banzai Wild Waves Water Park (Toy)
I will agree with everyone else. This product is so much junk and so misrepresented I refuse to even LOOK at another Banzai product. Of course AFTER purchasing this I read the reviews on this. I also looked and every other Banzai product has similiar reviews of misrepresentation. Only some of Banzais products even have the dimensions listed on the box and of those they are deceiving b/c they don't get you actual pool size for most instead they give you total length and height including the slide and add ons so you only have the picture to use to decide how big the pool portion is. Of course the box also instructs you not to return to the store but to call Banzai which is NO help whatsoever.
I must admit I did purchase this for a small 3 yr old and an average to large 1½ yr old and it is suitable (barely) for them. But based on the box I had hoped my 8 yr old (small to average) would be able to use it to while waiting for me to errect her large pool. But there is just NO way my 8 yr old can use this. It is a tiny piece of junk. I know a lot of things are mildly digitally enhanced these days but I have studied the picture and there is just NO way that is the product. I mean I dont know anything about doctoring photos but it is so grossly obvious in this case even a kid could tell. My 3 yr old can barely slide down b/c the other end of the pool is in the way. Plus it is difficult to tie the slide down and even when tied it floats up some which makes the steps be off the ground and hard for my smaller kids to use. The basketball/water spray area had a hole in it straight out of the box even. So basically my toddlers can't use it and my older kids are too big for it. We are going to have to settle for it just as the kiddie pool portion. It is such cheap plastic compared to Intex or other brands of inflatable pools that I don't even think that will last long. I never should have given into my 3 yr olds pleas and should have instead just gotten the Intex plain rectangular pool and used it with our Little Tikes slide.
Considering how junky this is yet will take you time to set up and deal with kids dissappointment it would probably be just as easy to just flush $[...] down the drain and skip the pool.