Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal


Cindy Oakes


Bungee jumping burst onto the American recreational scene with amazing momentum. As with many other dangerous recreational activities embraced by thrillseekers in recent years, many states were caught off guard with respect to regulating the sport. The rapid proliferation of bungee operations and the occurrence of several serious accidents highlighted the need for consistent, fair regulatory treatment among the states. The state of Florida has developed a comprehensive and thoughtful set of regulations, which can serve as a model for other states. This Note examines the development of bungee jumping as a popular American activity, explains how Florida's regulations affect the safety and enjoyment of bungee jumping, and proposes improvements to the Florida regulations.