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Is running through the sprinkler obsolete?

I was thumbing through the Target flyer on Sunday when I came across an item that certainly never existed when I was a kid. It's a water park. For your backyard. For a mere $449 (the lowest price of the season), you can get your very own Banzai Wave Breaker inflatable water park, featuring a lagoon pool and a 9 foot slide. It inflates in just 2 minutes! What the heck's wrong with a $9.99 sprinkler from Menards? Or for that matter, a bag of water balloons from the dollar store? Are kids really going to get their parents' money's worth of enjoyment out of this thing? Heck that's more expensive than a trip to the Dells and a real water park (with a box of fudge thrown in). Okay....maybe I'm just bitter. My folks never even got me a Slip-n-Slide.

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