They'd sell more if they called it "Yardzilla". Anyway, that's what we call it, as "Crocodile Isle" doesn't quite roll off the tongue or get us excited about our backyard water park.
So, after one day of use for a little over an hour:
First, the "bad" if you want to call it that. Cons. Let's go with cons:
*Takes a while to fill with water. With the water hose in the pool on full blast, it took about an hour. Forget trying to fill it with the little sprayer things.
*Water WILL get inside of it. It's impossible to keep water out of something that is designed to let air out as well.
*Needs a 'drain' so you can direct the water vs. emptying it where it is... I think I have a solution for it (fish tank drain kit might help divert some water... I hope.)
****EDIT**** It is a pain in the behind to get the water out to store properly. I usually empty it out, let it sit to dry some, flip it over, let it sit over night, flip it back over the next morning, air it back up, let it sit for another hour or two(so the rest of the water inside can dry out, etc) and then deflate it and pack it up.
*The bag it comes with - ***EDIT**** -> The bag is not useless. I've put this thing away twice and got it in the bag both times, just by folding, rolling, and smashing the air out - without help from another person.
Now, the good / great / etc:
*Yardzilla is big. What you see in the picture is what you get. Unlike some other brand's altered pics, this is the real deal.
*It goes up easily. Unpack. Unroll connect blower, turn on blower. It's up in about 2 minutes, maybe less, after turning the air on.
*There's room for about a dozen kids in the pool (which is just under 2 feet deep).
*Fun... I bought this for my 2 boys (ages 5 and 3). They constantly did the "watch this" for the hour and a half or so before dinner. We're having a friendly get together this weekend and we'll be having a bday party in about 8 weeks. I'll repost about durability after that.
As of this writing, I'd recommend it and I'd buy it again, especially if it lasts a couple summers with no major problems.
EDIT -> Week 2: Had 10 kids in it for about four hours for our first Yardzilla Weekend. We made some new friends. One parent saw it and bought it on Amazon within 15 minutes of watching the kids go nuts. About 3 kids started crying when it was time to leave. None of them wanted to leave.
I've bumped the rating up to 5 stars. This thing is a rock star if it doesn't fall apart. Next up is the birthday party...
EDIT2 -> Year later: If you're thinking about getting it, get it. It held up last year, and we've used it again this year, with even more kids (all a year older than last year). This thing wears kids out. I set it up at 10a or so, and by 1p, everyone is ready for a nap. It's still awesome.