In Michigan, there is a ride that many people would probably like to take but they may not be able to do so. After all, they shut the ride down because of the dangerous speeds and the potential hazards to riders.
It occurred at Belle Isle Park on Friday, when a giant slide opened and shut down quickly. Videos are posted to Twitter and other social media outlets, showing riders flying over the bumps and going airborne. Before long, they shut the slide down for safety reasons.
The giant slide at Belle Isle Park in Michigan was open for only 4 hours before workers shut it down to make adjustments.
I wonder why they decided to do such a thing 😳 pic.twitter.com/q7jpFdLdAO
— Art (@artcombatpod) August 19, 2022
The park made a Facebook post to address the situation. It read:
“Hello Giant Slide participants. We are currently closed. We are going to be making some adjustments to the speed that we have seen users coming down today. Hopefully, after our small adjustment, we will be back up and running and the slide will be slower for more enjoyment. We will update as soon as possible the hours of operation.”
As it turns out, they scrubbed the surface and sprayed water between the riders so the speed would be lowered. They opened the slide before too long and the post announced that it was ready to go and invited people to “come out and give it a try.”
The giant slide, which is open between 11 AM and 7 PM through Labor Day on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays costs one dollar per rider.
According to FOX 2 Detroit, the Department of Natural Resources and the State of Michigan partnered with the Summer Youth Employment Program and Healthy Kidz Inc to make the slide.
No injuries were reported at the 55-year-old slide, but they did get some great videos of the action.SKM: below-content placeholder