Slip, slip, hooray!

By Jordi Lippe and Jordi Lippe-McGraw
May 12, 2016
city slide
Credit: Courtesy of Slide the City

It’s every kid’s (and adult’s) dream to have an entire city street shut down and turned into a giant waterslide. That dream is about to come true for the folks in Philadelphia this summer, as a 1,000-foot water slide is being installed for one day on Sedgley Drive near the Philadelphia Museum of Art—better known to locals as the Rocky steps.

“The Art Institute is the perfect backdrop for this event,” Slide the City event director Chris Conran said via a release. “It’s not every day you can put on your swimsuit and slide by such an iconic place.”

Slide the City, a company that brings giant waterslides to cities all over the country, will come to town on August 6 and people will be allowed to slide beginning at 9 a.m. Food vendors, music, and other amusement will be on site to keep you entertained while you wait your turn.

The city attempted to stage the event last year, but the plans were scrapped last minute. Luckily, it looks like things are very much a go for this summer. Registration for the event begins Wednesday, May 18, with pricing starting at $10. Tickets will go on sale starting June 3.