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Decatur will turn West Ponce into a giant water slide this July


Decatur will turn West Ponce into a giant water slide this July

Photo obtained via http://thedecaturminute.com/

Photo obtained via http://thedecaturminute.com/

The Decatur Business Association has come up with a slippery way to celebrate its 30th anniversary: turning West Ponce into a 1,000 foot water slide. Just for a day.

According to the city’s Decatur Minute blog, “For one day only, there will be a 1000 foot long water slide in the middle of W. Ponce de Leon Ave, stretching from Clairemont down just past Ponce de Leon Place. The event is called Slide the City and this event has been sweeping the nation!

“You can expect more details ( and ticket information) in the next few weeks but for now, mark your calendars for Saturday, July 25th and start shopping for your favorite inflatable!”

Slide the City is already listing prices for the Decatur event.

According to the Slide the City website, tickets are $30 for early registration, $35 for regular registration and $40 for late registration. That’s for the “Triple Slider” ticket which provides “a wristband that gives to the ability to slide three times anytime during the day. Along with the wristband you will receive a tube, a mouthguard, tattoo, and a drawstring bag.”

For a little more, you can get the “Unlimited Slider” ticket. Early registration is $50, late registration is $60 and regular registration is $55.

“Only Unlimited wristbands will be allowed to slide an hour before the slide opens and an hour after it closes,” the Slide the City website says. “In addition to that, you’ll get a wristband that gives you the ability to slide as many times as you like during the day. You will also receive some other goodies including a mouthguard, tattoo, t-shirt, tube (we require sliding on tubes), drawstring bag and a hat to keep your nose from getting burned.”

If your kid received bad grades in school this year, you can also purchase the “single slider” ticket, which is $15 for early registration, $20 for regular registration and $25 for day of registration. Single slider ticket holders get one slide ride, as the name implies, and they have to bring their own tubes.

Registration isn’t open yet, but you can click this link for updates.