Wednesday, March 4, 2015

$15 a pop to ride a 1000-foot-long water slide

Company wants to bring 1,000-foot-long water slide to Madison.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 3/4/2015)
A fledgling Utah company is seeking city permission to close four blocks of the thoroughfare between Webster and Blair streets to install a waterslide the length of three football fields as part of a one-day “Slide the City” event offering rides, beverages, food, DJ music and dancing this summer.

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Salt Lake City slips, slides for a day.  (Salt Lake Tribune, 7/20/2014)

Didn't hit 5,000 in Salt Lake City (metro population: 1,140,500)
Dave Wulf, one of the managers of Slide the City, said the turnout was amazing. They sold 2,000 preregistration wristbands and were offering 1,000 additional ones for walk-ins. He said he expected to sell out of those, too. 

"We had a few glitches, but we are working throughout them and getting better," said Wulf. 

However, most people seemed to be enjoying the outing.

Giant water slide in Boise.  (Idaho Statesman, 8/30/2014)
More than a thousand people dove at the chance to splash down a giant water slide Saturday Aug. 30, 2014 on South Protest Road below Federal Way in Boise.  (Boise metro population is 617,000.)

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