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.
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.)