The giant water slide that will be set up in Park Street in Bristol on Sunday 4th May has been tested in St George Park.
Almost 100,000 people have signed up to slide down the 90-metre water slide as part of the Mayor of Bristol’s city’s Make Sundays Special initiative.
Demand far outweighs the number of people who will be able to take part, so a random draw of those who registered on the www.bristolslide.com website will decide who gets tickets.
The slide has been made by Bedminster-based Cameron Balloons, who are working with artist Luke Jerram, who came up with the idea of the slide. The testing took place in the park yesterday at 5.30am.
Despite the limited number of tickets available – around 360 lucky people will get one – the event will be free for anyone who wants to go along and watch on the bank holiday weekend.
The slide is likely to be in operation between 11am and 5pm.