1,000 foot long water slip-and-slide coming to Vancouver (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Comments
1907409_322332817925203_1097699993745858418_n

Remember your childhood backyard slip-and-slide? Imagine something that’s about seventy times longer and in the middle of a hilly street.

On Saturday, thousands of Salt Lake residents of all ages slid down a 1,000-foot long and 22-foot wide water slide down the city’s Main Street. The plastic slide sits on a layer of foam and ends in a 75-foot long pool with 3-foot deep waters.

Tickets for the Salt Lake City event started from $15 for single slides, increasing to $25 for triple slides and $35 for unlimited access. A $45 VIP pass gave a few the opportunity to exclusively slide with other VIP pass holders for an hour, along with lunch and perks such as a t-shirt, hat and water gun.

Proceeds went towards Ronald McDonald House and the Utah Aids Foundation.

All 3,000 tickets sold out, including 2,000 during the pre-sale phase and 1,000 on the day of at the site. One hundred volunteers began the process of set-up at 6 a.m. so that the attraction could open by its scheduled opening at noon and close by 7 p.m.

Besides the main slide attraction, the family-friendly event also features “live music, food and drinks”. A Vancouver side attraction could even potentially incorporate food carts and street performers.

Organizers of Salt Lake City’s Slide The City intend to bring their touring urban festival to the streets of Vancouver. There is no set date, but Vancouver is on the list and map of American and Canadian cities the attraction intends to reach.

According to KUTV, the next stops on the West Coast tour are Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.

It is anyone’s guess where such a 1,000 foot (305 metre) long slide, equivalent to the length of three FIFA soccer fields, could be located. Such a street would also need to be on a hill and within a centralized location near public transit.

Slide The City 2014 Salt Lake City

1969352_322333044591847_4905089930331319900_n
Image: Slide The City

10523205_322333061258512_5531241560253508417_n
Image: Slide The City

10416646_322333091258509_7017244507407522831_n
Image: Slide The City

10552591_322333087925176_4351918936086283595_n
Image: Slide The City

10522089_322333104591841_3103030136605061523_n
Image: Slide The City

10542976_322332587925226_4939063054126528619_n
Image: Slide The City

10570358_322333764591775_1276695270339637058_n
Image: Slide The City

10548156_323348421156976_5655704346534289902_o
Image: Slide The City

10290663_322333037925181_6816001834718373996_n
Image: Slide The City

10500346_322332917925193_341314265460075201_n
Image: Slide The City

10570340_322332837925201_2514139424362273799_n
Image: Slide The City

1907409_322332817925203_1097699993745858418_n
Image: Slide The City

10450926_322332757925209_7123081469602195229_n
Image: Slide The City

10556437_322332547925230_2909717339730076249_n
Image: Slide The City

10502244_322332181258600_8754548392484770408_n
Image: Slide The City

10565190_322111757947309_1210090215935809266_n
Image: Slide The City

Around the Web

About the author

Author Avatar
Kenneth Chan Deputy Editor & Social Media Manager at Vancity Buzz. He covers stories pertaining to local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation, infrastructure, and anything else that makes a difference in the lives of Vancouverites. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]vancitybuzz.com
@iamkennethchan

Facebook Conversations

BACK TO TOP
BACK TO TOP