Slide the City Is Coming to Boston

It will also make stops in Holyoke, Manchester, Burlington, and Hartford.

Screenshot via YouTube

Screenshot via YouTube

This is happening.

Slide the City, a 1,000-foot water slide, is looking for a spot in Boston. Springbox Group, a Utah-based events company—which also operates the Color Me Rad run—claims that it is the largest slip and slide on asphalt. But don’t worry, it’s padded. “This slide’s got more cushion than your grandpa’s orthopedic sneakers,” the website says.

Although no exact Boston date has been finalized yet, the Herald is reporting that nearly 4,000 people have signed up on a waiting list for the upcoming Boston event.

The family-friendly event uses recirculated water and costs anywhere between $15 to $60 depending on ticket length and times (read: one slide, three slides, or unlimited slides).

“You can imagine it’s hard to find a hill that’s at least 1,000 feet long with the appropriate slope that the city would let us shut down,” Emerson Hamilton, CEO of Springbox Group, told the Herald.

If you don’t feel like waiting for the Boston event to set date, Holyoke is already scheduled for August 22, Stamford, Conn. is set for July 26, and Portland, Maine is set for Aug. 1. Other locations in New Hampshire and Vermont are also looking for dates. You can sign up for Boston here, where prices will range between $30 and $40.

So where could a 1,000-foot water slide be placed near Boston? Down Tremont Street by the Common? Along the Esplanade? Summit Ave. in Brookline?

To see how this all works, check out the Slide the City video below:

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Posted by Slide The City on Friday, November 21, 2014