Launch to Double National Presence in Next Few Years
NFL Hall of Famer Ty Law and entrepreneur Rob Arnold set to dominate the family entertainment industry with “more than just a trampoline park”
WARWICK, RI – Launch – a year-round, family entertainment and action park co-founded by NFL Hall of Famer Ty Law and entrepreneur Rob Arnold – is bringing its giant jumping surfaces and other exciting attractions to various markets across the country.
With 33 parks currently operating in 13 states, more than half of which have opened since the beginning of 2017 alone, company plans call for opening as many as 10-15 new parks each year over the next several years. Development deals have already been signed for more than 30 additional parks across the country.
“The demand for family entertainment generally has rocketed, making the industry one of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy. The trend is only likely to continue, as the market for after school activities while both parents work is booming. It’s also an industry where there’s no shortage of potential customers,” says Law, noting that by 2020 the number of children in the United States is projected to rise to 80 million and account for approximately 24 percent of the population. “I don’t know if we’ll replace other forms of entertainment, but Launch is another place for families to have a good time while being active. We’re the new kid on the block in the amusement industry and look forward to dominating the sector in the years to come.”
Upon retiring from the NFL, Law nearly went the route of so many other retired athletes and became a restaurateur, but he took an interest in the family entertainment business in 2011 after meeting Arnold, a former construction business owner who did some work on his house.
They agreed after further research that action parks had the potential to become the next generation of family amusement. They opened their first Launch in 2012.
Today, mixing sports and entertainment, Launch parks typically feature ninja style obstacle courses, bowling alleys, laser tag arenas, rock climbing walls, and full redemption video games scattered throughout the facilities. The parks also include wall-to-wall, inter-connected trampolines with angled trampoline walls, as well as signature trampoline courts dedicated to dodgeball and slam dunk basketball.
Krave, an in-house restaurant concept, allows guests to make their own pizza creations fresh to order, as well as ice cream sundaes, offering an interactive and delicious dining option.
“It’s no secret that indoor trampoline parks have become a significant contender in the family entertainment industry, but we’re more than just a trampoline park,” notes Arnold. “With a variety of activities available, we’re bringing new things to make it interesting for people, offering plenty to do for first timers and enough variety to keep the thrill going for returning guests.”
Law adds, “Our parks are a perfect social gathering place for birthday parties, date night, family events, corporate events, fundraisers or just friendly get-togethers in a safe and enjoyable environment.”
Including a $50,000 franchise fee, the total initial investment necessary to open a single location ranges from $1,113,285 to $2,828,080. Each park typically occupies between 25,000 and 45,000 square feet of space and employs 50-75 mostly part-time people.
For more information about Launch’s franchise opportunity, visit www.launchfranchisingllc.com.
Founded in 2012 by entrepreneur Rob Arnold and NFL Hall of Famer Ty Law, Launch is an innovative leader in the family entertainment industry. A year-round action park featuring giant jumping surfaces, dodge ball courts, ninja courses, laser tag arenas, and more, Launch is an ideal place for kids and adults alike to let loose while also providing a great environment for families to spend time together. Currently, there are 33 parks open and operating in 13 states, with numerous others in various stages of development across the country. For more information about Launch, visit www.launchtrampolinepark.com.