The Big Blob Jump: South Korea
Blob jumping, or simply “blobbing,” was originally inspired by the huge floating fuel tanks used for military ships. It’s now a wacky pastime not unlike a cross between a seesaw and a trampoline, only without the skill requirements. The flyer sits on the front edge of a huge inflatable—the blob—while another person butt-drops off of a platform onto the rear end and blasts the flyer into the air. If you don’t want to flap your arms like a chicken as you sail up, do a somersault tuck in the air before smashing into the water.
Adrenaline junkies can hunt for high-flying thrills at the River Palace Water
Park in Chuncheun, northeast of Seoul. Starting at $200, you can try two of the three facilities which include an inflatable obstacle course, blob jumping and disco boats— where a group of up to 15 people cling to the side of a gyroscope-shaped giant inflatable attached to a speeding watercraft. Book a private day tour by messaging Pat Chan at facebook.com/kimchipat ($850, minimum four people), which takes you straight from your hotel to the water park and offers you unlimited access to all the watersport facilities there. Includes a tour guide fluent in Korean and English. 366-1 Banghari, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, South Korea, (+070) 4401-3188, rvpalace.co.kr