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Slide the City plans Raleigh return

Posted January 4, 2016

— Despite a heavily criticized event last year, Slide the City is planning to return to Raleigh this summer.

Early bird registration is now open for June 11 family-friendly slip and slide event at 200 Glenwood Avenue.

Slide the City features 120 gallons of water per minute rushing down a 1,000-foot water slide.

All sliders must use an inflatable tube.

Prices depend on how many times you want to slide. Single sliders pay $10 in advance, while Triple Sliders pay $20 and get a tube to use. These options require sliders to select a two-hour wave time in which to take their slide.

The VIP Slider ($40 in advance) will have unlimited sliding from 9 a.m. until noon on the slide day.

Prices go up in March and April.

The time options are in response to slider feedback from last year's sold out event.

Thousands attended, but many complained that they weren't able to slide multiple times, despite paying for the chance to do so. Large crowds and the logistics, including a not angled enough sliding surface, left many unhappy.

All sliders must bring a signed waiver to the event. You must be at least 5 years old and more than 46 inches tall to slide.


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  • Cynthia Wilson Jan 6, 2016
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    I guess we will just go to Wet N Wild.
    We had tickets last year and sold them due to conflict in schedule.

  • Sam Adams Jan 5, 2016
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    I have to agree with the other two posts. For me it was a waste of money. The lines were ridiculous and when its finally your turn, the ride itself is disappointing. If anything, it needs to be on street with a steeper grade. The price is not worth the experience. I suspect the turn out the second go around will not be as good as the first time.

  • Fanny Chmelar Jan 4, 2016
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    Glenwood isn't steep enough, but there aren't other streets on a steep grade with so many businesses catering to eating and getting drunk.
    There are better places to do this around Raleigh but it's about raking in the cash, not making sure participants have maximum fun.
    The friends of mine who went last year said they'd skip it if they did it again. Wonder what the presale numbers will look like.

  • Michelle Hillison Jan 4, 2016
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    Don't be fooled again. It's gross, oversold, SLOW and a waste of money.