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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Giant Slip-N-Slide Coming to San Francisco

Posted By on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 10:55 AM

click to enlarge SLIDE THE CITY
Ever imagined yourself cruising down a San Francisco hill on an inner tube? Maybe not, but start thinking about it, because there's a giant slip-n-slide coming. This summer Slide the City is bringing its 1,000-foot long slide and pool toys to San Francisco (and Oakland, San Rafael, Vallejo and San Jose).

The Utah-based company has obviously never been to San Francisco before:

#1: Summer for us is actually not July (which is when the slide will be hitting the City), but is a two-week period between late September and early October. 
#2: We're in a drought. In fact, January 2015 is shaping up to be the driest January on record.

We've reached out to the SIide the City team to see if there's plans to put the kibosh on the slide event if the drought worsens, but we've not heard back. [Update: We've heard back, and Ryan Johnson, spokesperson for Slide the City, says the event requires 12,000-15,000 gallons of water, and that "at the end of the event the water will be de-chlorinated and will go back to either the recycling facility so someone else can use it or it will be used to water city parks."]

Drought concerns aside, it won't be a free ride down the plastic shoot — single rides range from $15-$20, three rides for $30-$40, and VIP tickets (unlimited rides, plus two hours of extra slide time) for $50-$60. 

The site also notes: "Along with the wristband you will receive some other goodies including a water gun and a mouth guard. " A mouth guard. Goody. VIP sliders get added swag items: a trucker hat and a free tube. (All sliders have to ride the slide via a tube, so if you're thinking of only going for that single slide, you best bring your tube from home — or buy one of theirs.)

The Slide the City team has yet to release the location of where the slide will be set up in San Francisco, the day in July it'll be here, or a link to purchase tickets, but you can sign up to get an alert when they release this information.

[h/t  Chatterblock]
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