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Old 02-01-2016, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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a traveling 1,000 foot water slide will be set up in downtown Greensboro. The plan is for this slide more than three football fields in length to be set up in the vicinity of 509 Freeman Mill Road, with water flowing toward downtown Greensboro. Freeman Mill Rd goes down hill towards downtown. Last year the event traveled to 80 cities across the world.

Slide the City coming to Greensboro - Greensboro News & Record: Local News



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Old 02-01-2016, 07:46 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Whoever does this company promotion is really desperate as I see this another doom to fail, like it did in Winston-Salem.
One slide that costs $10 more than Emerald Pointe for a chance to ride more than once vs of just driving five minutes over to Emerald Pointe with multiple ride options, parking, showers and $10 or more less.
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Old 02-02-2016, 05:39 AM
 
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^ Yeah, I've heard a lot of negative things about Slide the City. Long lines, some people never getting a chance to slide, people paying more for unlimited rides but only being able to slide once, as well as safety concerns. Seems great in concept, but apparently they aren't very good at executing.
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Old 05-13-2016, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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looks like there has been enough interest and hasn't been cancelled like the event that had been planned for Winston. The slide is coming May 21. It is a bit pricey though. $45 the day of the event for triple slider and $99 for all day. A single slide is $15. The 1,000 foot long slide will lead into downtown Greensboro on Freeman Mill Rd which is a down hill stretch across several bridges.

Giant slide coming to Greensboro - Greensboro News & Record: Go Triad: A&E Extra

http://www.slidethecity.com/location/greensboro/

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Old 05-14-2016, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Salisbury,NC
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It was in Salisbury Last year and I believe its coming back this summer.
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Old 05-15-2016, 07:51 AM
 
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looks like there has been enough interest and hasn't been cancelled like the event that had been planned for Winston. The slide is coming May 21. It is a bit pricey though. $45 the day of the event for triple slider and $99 for all day. A single slide is $15. The 1,000 foot long slide will lead into downtown Greensboro on Freeman Mill Rd which is a down hill stretch across several bridges.

Giant slide coming to Greensboro - Greensboro News & Record: Go Triad: A&E Extra

Greensboro - Slide the City

I guess there are more people in Greensboro willing to pay $15 to slide? What a rip off.

This thing has been canceled in more cities than it has actually happened...LA, San Diego, Portland, Eugene, Duluth, Rockford, Louisville, Roanoke, Sacramento, Nashville, Seattle, Halifax, Cincinnati, etc. The list of cancelations is long. Don't be surprised at a last minute cancellation "like the event that had been planned for Winston". Geez.

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Old 05-15-2016, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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I guess folks in Greensboro love water rides. That's why we have the largest waterpark in the Carolinas
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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If that freaking run down campground would close, the owners of Wet n Wild Emerald Pointe could aquire that property and double the size of the water park pushing it to 80 acres with more rides and slides. I would like to see wet n wild get one of those water coasters like Shlitterbaun in Texas.

Interesting facts, Wet n Wild Emerald Pointe is the 12th largest water park in the United States and one of the most visited. It also has one of the largest wave pools in North America. I remember when it opened in 1984 briefly under the name Aqua Gardens before becoming Water Country USA, Emerald Pointe and Wet n Wild. When the water park was envisioned it was suppose to be larger in scope including a dry park with miniature golf, bowling alley, a 180 room hotel, spa, movie theater with a 180 degree screen,, five international restaurants and shops. The main building near the entrance was suppose to include those shops and restaurants but sat vacant and today it houses the water park's offices. When the water park opened, it was very large for the times. It was built by the son of a Texas oil magnate who was scouting the country for a major water park. But more than a decade before Aqua Gardens opened a Busch Brewery and Busch Gardens Theme park was to be built just down the road where the Grandover Resort is today. The land deal fell through and Williamsburg, VA was chosen instead. If Busch Gardens had been built in Greensboro, it would have likely acquired the waterpark and kept the name Aqua Gardens being that the names of both parks would have been similar.

More on what was planned

https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...,6884060&hl=en

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Old 05-20-2016, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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btw USA Today ranks Wet n' Wild Emerald Pointe in the top 10 outdoor water parks beating out water parks at the Disney World complex

Best Outdoor Water Park Winners: 2015 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards

1 Wilderness Resort - Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
2 Splashin' Safari - Santa Claus, Ind.
3 Schlitterbahn New Braunfels - New Braunfels, Texas
4 Aquatica Orlando - Orlando
5 Water World - Denver
6 Aquatica San Antonio - San Antonio
7 Noah's Ark - Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
8 Water Country USA - Williamsburg, Va.
9 Wet 'n Wild Emerald Pointe - Greensboro, N.C.
10 Dollywood's Splash Country - Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
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Old 05-29-2016, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Another interesting fact about Wet n Wild Emerald Pointe. If you thought Hydra Fighter II was Emerald Pointe's first roller coaster (which closed down because of constant mechanical problems) you'd be wrong. Emerald Pointe had purchased a wooden roller coaster (Shooting Star) from a dry amusement park called Lakeside Amusement Park in Salem, Va. It was Emerald Pointe's first effort to go beyond water rides. The coaster was moved to Greensboro but was never assembled. The tracks sat at Emerald Pointe for several years and was eventually sold as scrap wood.



Here is the Hydra Fighter II coaster which did open but is no longer there today. The former Hard Rock Park theme park in Myrtle Beach had the same coaster but it was called Slippery When Wet. Hopefully Wet n Wild will get another coaster and maybe even expand to include more dry park rides. Wet n Wild Emerald Pointe is ranked as one of the most popular water parks in the country. I think it can support a dry park. There is a large unused parking lot area which could be converted to a small dry park


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