The 5 best things at the new Big Air Charlotte


You may not have seen the giant sign off of Independence, but Charlotte Big Air is just about to open in southeast Charlotte. The former Gold’s gym on Sardis Road North has been revived in a trampoline park mixed with American Gladiators and American Ninja Warrior. They call themselves a trampoline park, but it is so much more than that. Really, where was this when we were kids?
MoRA got a sneak peak during construction, and this place is simply awesome. It’s great for adults, and has specific sections for kids and toddlers. There are countless activities across the expansive site, including food, drinks, and an elevated section in the middle for adults to watch their kids. Jump tickets are $15 for the first hour, and $7 every hour after that.
Big Air Charlotte opens on Saturday the 19th, and I have never seen anything like it. Your childhood was missing something like this. You can finally try out your best moves or just bring your kids. There are too many activities to describe, but here’s our favorites that you should definitely try.

1. The American Gladiator-style jousting pit

Just like American Gladiators, you can grab a padded jousting stick and fight on a balance beam above a foam pit. Big Air Charlotte has two battle beams, two difficulties, right when you walk in.

2. The American Ninja Warrior inspired obstacle course

If you’ve watched American Ninja Warrior and thought you could make it through the obstacle course, you can try it for real.

3. The Rubix Tower

There are plenty of indoor climbing options at Charlotte Big Air, but the Rubix Tower is definitely our favorite.

Charlotte Big Air southeast Charlotte Rubix Cube Tower

4. Slam dunk basketball hoops

Not all of us were born with a great vertical, but you can still dunk on a basketball hoop thanks to some added help from trampolines.

5. The laser maze

The laser maze will bring out your inner spy as you navigate through a room full of lasers without breaking a beam. Big Air Charlotte tells us this is the biggest laser maze they have ever installed.