Never in my life did I think I'd be writing a guide to slip 'n' slides in Memphis, but here we are. Unfortunately, I can't try these out for you ahead of time to see if they're worth a slide, but they sure do sound like a fun way to beat this oppressive heat. For more ideas on how to stay cool, including splash parks, click here.
One note: All of these events are ticketed and will sell out, so you'll want to go ahead and buy yours. Without further ado, here are the three different slip 'n' slide events happening this year in Memphis.
1. Slide Fest
when: September 5, 2015 from noon to 6 p.m.
where: Shelby Farms
slide stats: 1,000 feet long (about 3 city blocks) and you slide down on inflatables
cost: It's $15 for one slide, $30 for five slides, and $60 for unlimited slides. You can also buy family packs.
age: You must be 5 years old and 46 inches tall to ride.
You will have to bring your own tube or buy one there.
when: September 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
where: Memphis International Raceway (5500 Victory Lane, Millington)
slide stats: 500 feet long and you slide down on inflatibles
cost: Three slide pack is $10 (must be between noon and 6 p.m.), eight slides are $20 (must be between noon and 6 p.m.), and unlimited slides are $40 (anytime) and includes admission to a foam party afterward.
age: you must be 46 inches tall to ride
Tubes are free to use during your slide.
when: date and location TBD
slide stats: 1000 feet long and you slide down on inflatables
cost: If you do early bird registration, it's $15 for a single ride, $30 for three rides, or $50. Prices go up by $5 for regularly registration, and up by $10 for same day registration. Your ticket includes a drawstring bag, temporary tattoo, and a mouthguard.
age: you must be 5 years old and 46 inches tall to ride and if you're under 18, your parents have to sign a waiver
Inner tubes are included for triple and unlimited riders, but single riders will have to bring or buy their own.
I Love Memphis via http://www.ilovememphisblog.com/2015/07/three-ways-to-slide-around-memphis/