It’s called Slide The City, and it’s just like the Slip ‘N’ Slide people used to have in their back yards, only it’s the length of three football fields. It’s coming to Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne, and you can ride it. Slide The City is touring the country with their giant water slide, and our turn comes on August 16.
According to seattlePI.com:
The company is partnering with Seafair, which will receive a portion of ticket proceeds in exchange for volunteer support.
The slide will be laid out on Mercer Street between Warren Avenue North and Fourth Avenue North, according to city officials. Additional activities at Seattle Center also will take place that day.
The slide and accompanying events will occur from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day, though the Mercer Street closure is scheduled for 4 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Event Director Rachel Thomas recommends reserving a time slot for the slide now, as they often sell out. It will have a capacity of about 5,000 to 6,000 people, she said.
If you’re thinking of bringing the kids, keep in mind that riders — or rather sliders — have to be over 46 inches tall and at least 5 years old; kids under 18 need a signature from their legal guardians, too.
How much does it cost, you ask? You’ll pay $13 for an advance single-ride ticket, $45 for an advance unlimited-ride ticket; there are 3-ride passes, too, and it gets pricier if you wait until the last minute. Obviously, they want to get those ticket sales going ahead of the event, so check the site to pre-register.
So . . . are you in? Looks like a great way to cool off from Seattle’s sweltering summer!