Congratulations, you’re about to graduate from kiddie slides at playgrounds and move onto the new best thing: the world’s tallest slide. London’s ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower is about to open to the public (on June 24th) and it has a ridiculously long, 178 metre slide curling around itself.
Carsten Höller, a well-known Belgian artist, and the original designer of the tower (which is meant to be a massive piece of art) merged the tower with a functional slide to create this masterpeice. And you can try it out for yourself in a few short days!
Not only will sliders travel down the ride at 15 miles per hour, but anyone who dares to try it will also get to see London’s skyline while going down see-through portions of the slide. The ride’s just 40 seconds long and has 12 twists, but for a slide, that’s one heck of a trip.
Only those 3 years of age and older who are over 1.3 metres tall can take a trip down this behemoth of a slide–although, we’re not sure if we’d recommend you take your 3-year-old on this slide by themselves… or even at all.
A trip down the slide will cost you 15 pounds (about $27 CAD) with a discount for children and local residents. And if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t get spooked by heights, this should be a piece of cake. Book your tickets here.