Date
29 March 2017
Visitors enjoy a ride on this 1,000-foot water slide, soon a summer attraction in Hong Kong. Photo: http://www.slidethecity.com/
Visitors enjoy a ride on this 1,000-foot water slide, soon a summer attraction in Hong Kong. Photo: http://www.slidethecity.com/

1,000-foot water slide coming this summer but there’s a catch

Want to splash down a 1,000-foot water slide this summer?

You can, but most things about it are hush-hush.

An American company, which is bringing the attraction to Hong Kong, is keeping its location secret.

Even opening day is an open question.

The suspense is stirring social media which has been lighting up since Slide The City made the announcement, according to Apple Daily.

The company did allow a few details on its Facebook page — admission is the equivalent of US$20 to US$40, daily capacity is about 3,000 to 4,000 visitors — but left everything else to the imagination by proclaiming “Enjoy Water Sliding in the city this Summer! Let’s get Wet!” 

The usual rules apply. Users must be at least four feet tall, they must sign a waiver and book a visit in advance.

Kai Tak Cruise Terminal is a likely location but the company would not be drawn, saying only that it has secured government approval.

The next stops are Australia and Japan.

Meanwhile, water supply is tightening after a drought in Guangdong province, which supplies the bulk of Hong Kong’s needs, said Man Chi-sum, chief executive of environmental group Green Power.

He said the government should discourage events that waste water.

The Slide The City attraction is expected to use up to 20,000 gallons of water a day.

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