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SATURDAY: 1,000-foot water slide comes to PHX

Posted at 3:46 PM, May 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-16 18:46:05-04

Slip-and-slides are no longer just for kids.

On Saturday, May 21, Slide The City will bring its 1,000 foot-vinyl water slide back to the streets of downtown Phoenix for a one-day urban block party.

There will also be music and local vendors (and people) to check out.

The slide has three lanes--one for single tubers, families (you'll hold on to each other's tubes) and a party lane "reserved for those craving a more wild ride."

HOW IT WORKS:

Before you grab the family and head downtown, there are a few rules to know ahead of time.

To be able to go down the slide, you do have to be at least five years old and over 46 inches tall.

Once that is taken care of, go to www.slidethecity.com, select Phoenix's event and decide how many times you'd like to go down the slide and when (the day is broken up into 1.5-hour time slots). Wristbands vary from the $18 to $65.

There are three different packages: Single Slider ($18-$20) lets you go down the slide once, Triple Slider ($40 - $45) lets you go down three times, and the Ultimate Slider ($60-$65) lets you go down as many times as you can (between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. only). Click here to purchase tickets.

You have to have an inflatable tube to go down the slide. They'll have some for sale at the event, but it is probably easier to go buy one ahead of time and bring it with you.

You can view more of the dos and donts, here.

WHERE IS IT?

The slide will be at 100 S. 7th Street--Seventh and Jefferson streets--in downtown Phoenix (near Chase Field and the Arizona Science Center). If you're going downtown, make sure to plan how you'll get there ahead of time. There are light rail stops nearby. There are parking structures and meters downtown you can park at, too, but the rates vary.

With each wristband, you'll get access to the slide, a drawstring bag and a mouth guard.

Proceeds from Phoenix's event will benefit March of Dimes.

IF YOU GO:
Slide The City - Phoenix
Saturday, May 21
$18 - $65
www.slidethecity.com