How Does a Dunk Tank Work?

December 22, 2022 4:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We have all seen them. Some of us might remember them from fundraising events, carnivals, or local and county fairs. If you haven’t seen them recently, though, you might be asking, does anyone still use a dunk tank anymore?

At Above All Party Rentals, and as a premiere party equipment supplier, let us assure you the answer is a resounding yes. There is just something about a dunk tank that draws attention, builds excitement and suspense, and that always offers laughs and fun.

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Many people who simply stand by and enjoy the fun and activity also wonder how does a dunk tank work exactly and why is it so much fun? The first part of that answer is relatively simple. The second part, however, involves a lot more variables.

How Does a Dunk Tank Work?

While the build of anticipation is palatable, and the laughs are guaranteed, the operation of a dunk tank is surprisingly simple. Within the frame is the seat where the unwitting dunk victim sits. That seat is attached to a lever arm, operated by a pressure latch. The bullseye is also connected to an arm that controls the latch, and once depressed — well, you know the end results.

It isn’t the simple operation that makes the dunk tank such a loved and enjoyed event. For some people, it is the shock value of watching that person suddenly go from sitting on a seat to being submerged in a tank of water.

If we are honest, we also have much more interest in dunk tanks depending on who the dunkee is too, right? Some people we look forward to seeing get wet, others we enjoy the idea of surprising, and some are just people we would like to dunk anyway, so what better opportunity?

They are hits at parties, fundraisers, fairs, large gatherings, and many other occasions, and dunk tanks always deliver fun and excitement. So bring your candidates, your appetite for suspense, and maybe a bathing suit and change of clothes.

Above All Party Rentals for All Your Dunk Tank Needs

Since 2010, Above All Party Rentals has been providing party equipment rental services to Hillsborough Township and all of our friends and neighbors from the surrounding area. We are a family-owned business with over a decade of experience in party equipment rentals.

We provide top-of-the-line equipment rentals for tents, tables, bounce houses, dunk tanks, concessions machines, and more. Contact us if you have any questions or to schedule your next party equipment rental today.

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