More than 2,500 people flock to giant water slide attraction
FAST, fun and simply awesome were just some of the words exhilarated riders used to describe their trip of the giant City Slider.
City Slider director Stuart Harris said the 325m-long water slide delighted more than 2500 people on Saturday with many asking when it would return to Ipswich.
"We'd love to come back and make this an annual event," he said.
"The feedback has been amazing. The weather was perfect and the crowds were great. It was a huge weekend."
Mr Harris said Griffith Rd was full of eager sliders from when the attraction opened at 9am to the final session at 8.30pm.
He said Ipswich participants were quick to run back up to the top of the slide, ensuring they had about 10 slides each during their 90-minute session.
Karalee father of two Corey Snerling said both he and his children loved the experience of riding down the two-lane, 6m wide slide.
"It was fantastic and really well organised," Mr Snerling said.
"Every person we spoke to couldn't wipe the smile off their face."
Mr Snerling said he hoped the City Slider would return to Ipswich next year.
"It was exhilarating," he said.
"There were legs, hand and feet flying everywhere.
"The kids haven't stopped talking about it.
"It was a lot of fun."