Year2018
Photo CreditHappy Place
FounderJared Paul
Creative PartnerButch Allen

Happy Place

Experiential Pop-Up Exhibit

Brighten your day at Happy Place, an experiential pop-up exhibit, where you can strike a pose, smile for the camera and walk through an insta-famous playground filled with immersive installations, bright colors, confetti and candy!

Happy Place founder, Jared Paul, created the first fun-filled playground in Los Angeles, CA., and after its success, decided to take ‘happiness’ on an international tour with the singular goal of making the world a happier place. Paul partnered with Butch Allen, an award-winning creative designer and a long-standing friend of TAIT, to design the tourable, multi-sensory experience. Paul and Allen created a 20,000 sq. ft. experiential exhibit consisting of 13 individually themed rooms filled with over-sized installations and immersive experiences to elicit the perfect social media moment.

Happy Place - TAIT Rainbow Room 2018 (3)

One of the most insta-worthy rooms, according to social media frenzy, is the Rainbow Room where guests pose in front of a 20-foot multi-colored double rainbow before jumping into an over-sized gold ball pit shaped like a cauldron (also known as the “Pot of Happiness”).

Under Allen’s creative direction, TAIT fabricated numerous colorful, scenic elements for the Rainbow Room. Those elements included the custom air-sealed inflatable rainbows and the inflatable cauldron ball pit. Prior to jumping in, guests climb up a TAIT-made staircase that leads to a custom-made grassy knoll platform built with TAIT magdecks. Once on the platform, guests jump from the magdeck into the inflatable ball pit. Boomerang videos of guests plunging into the inflatable ball pit have been a fun and popular way to share the Rainbow Room on social media.

“We specifically partnered with TAIT on the Rainbow Room because of their ability to find solutions to very complex needs. We wanted a low-weight and durable display and TAIT offered us a fixed air inflatable solution which ensured rapid deployment and efficient packaging,” shared Allen and explained in more detail by TAIT’s project manager, Aaron Seibert, “By delivering custom, air-sealed inflatables, the inflatables can pack and transport efficiently, as well as remain deployed without worry of deflation after initial inflation.”

Naturally, with such a high-trafficked exhibit, guest safety was a priority. “Safety is a standard of care we live and abide by at TAIT. Ensuring a safe guest experience was paramount in our decision making for providing these specific live event solutions,” shared Adam Davis, CCO at TAIT. “Guest safety is our primary concern in this very physical display. TAIT’s long-established live event experience, design expertise, and engineering prowess gave us confidence that our guests, staff, and production team would experience ‘THE JUMP’ seamlessly and safely. It’s all about smiles,” remarked Butch Allen.

“Guest safety is our primary concern in this very physical display. TAIT’s long-established live event experience, design expertise, and engineering prowess gave us confidence that our guests, staff, and production team would experience ‘THE JUMP’ seamlessly and safely. It’s all about smiles.” – Butch Allen.

Happy Place - TAIT Rainbow Room 2018 (3)
Happy Place - TAIT Rainbow Room 2018 (3)
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#FunFact: The ball pit is fitted with an inflatable landing pad to absorb jump impact.
Happy Place - TAIT Rainbow Room 2018 (3)
Happy Place - TAIT Rainbow Room 2018 (3)