The Chicago area’s first massive outdoor slip-and-slide opens this weekend in northwest suburban Carpentersville.
Rides at “Slide the City” begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, just as a scorching heat wave is expected to bring temperatures soaring to high 90s and heat index readings up to 105 degrees.
The giant family-friendly attraction will be located at Maple Ave. and Rosewood Dr., with parking available near Carpenter Park.
By Tuesday morning, the early bird, regular and late registration tickets were already sold out. A select amount of “last call” tickets were still available for $40. The day of the event, passes will run $45.
With the price of an “ultimate slider” ticket, riders can go down the slide as many times as they want under two 4-hour time blocks available to choose from: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The ticket package also includes a drawstring bag, mouth guard and inflatable tube to ride on and return when finished. Riders can opt to keep the tube for an additional $2.
If unlimited rides aren’t necessary, $25 “double slider” passes are available that allows two single rides down a slide. All sliders must be 5 years old and over 46 inches tall.
The suburban Chicago opening comes a week before the same company is set to bring three gigantic slip-and-slides to Montrose Beach in downtown Chicago.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit slidethecity.com.