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London Promises World's Longest and Tallest Tunnel Slide

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | July 30, 2015

London Promises World's Longest and Tallest Tunnel Slide

Image via Facebook                         

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park officials have promised the Death Star of slide attractions, a behemoth ride 178 meters long.

The park’s website (h/t Mashable) offers more detail on an attraction that will allow visitors to feel like a kid again.

The slide will anchor to the already stunning ArcelorMittal Orbit installation. Officials boast that it will be “the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide.”

The website does indeed promise a breathtaking drop to the ground below: “Thrill seekers will hit speeds of 15mph during their descent, which is expected to last about 40 seconds per ride.”

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Facebook page offers a glimpse of what the ride might look like when it opens at some point in spring 2016:

How would you fancy zipping down the ArcelorMittal Orbit on a slide? We're hugely excited to share the news that our...

Posted by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

For those who haven’t visited the area, the following YouTube video offers images of the picturesque ArcelorMittal Orbit, which is itself worth your time:

Now if you are in the area, the installation already offers stunning views and experiences that have been entertaining tourists since 2012.

The Orbit promises views 20 miles into the distance as well as abseiling for the more adventurous travelers.

If rappelling is far too extreme, the attraction will soon offer a more sensible, albeit thrilling, ride with a slide that is far more fun than taking the stairs.

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