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Downtown Los Angeles Will Be Getting A Giant Slip And Slide In September

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Remember when you were younger and saw the Slip N Slide commercials on TV and thought, "Wow that would be even more awesome if it was like, 1000 feet." Well, all your preadolescent dreams have come true, as Slide The City will be bringing "1000 feet of soapy vinyl" to downtown Los Angeles this September.

Slide The City's nationwide (with a few stops in Canada) slide tour will drop by Los Angeles on September 27th 28th. In addition to the gigantic vinyl strip of fun, there'll be a party atmosphere with live music and food. The slide will run down Olive Street between 3rd and 6th Streets, according to Downtown News. This isn't the first time there's been a Slip 'N Slide downtown, but the last one was a commercial shoot, of course.

Slide The City will be welcoming to all comers (with tickets) at least four feet tall and wearing whatever they want as long as it doesn't include jeans with rivets. Don't let your rivets ruin everyone else's fun by tearing up the slide! One ride alone will set you back $15, but we all know you're really tempted to drop $45 on unlimited rides.

And if you're worried about the bumpy streets making your ass a little sore, their website assures you that it's padded "even more than a grade schooler's bra." Well, then.

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Update 9/4: Tickets are on sale and the date has been changed to Sunday not Saturday.

Update 8/11: The company responds to concerns about the drought.

Update 8/9: Somebody has started an online petition to stop the event from happening due to the circumstances of the drought.

Editor's note, 8/11: This post originally stated that McFarlane Promotions was running the event. However, Slide The City is the owner of the event and the idea, and McFarlane is only "working with their team" to organize it. The post has been updated to reflect this.