It. Was. Freaking. Amazing.
We got there an hour early because we thought parking would be crazy and we didn't pick up our packets ahead of time like we were told too. Luckily, because we were early, it didn't matter that we drove to the wrong place to pick up our packets, plus we got a SWEET parking spot. Always go early friends, the parking gods will smile upon you.
Anyways, we are about to show you a large amount of photos with lots of hot pink tubes.
See, we signed up for the 9am-11am slot, thinking it would be less crowded. It was for sure the best time to pick! Or so we thought.
I think there were maybe 50 of us, but around 9:30 we were all still standing in line...and waiting.
So we took more photos.
Around 10:00 there was some grumbling, stomachs and mouths.
Around 10:15 we were doing all we could to keep the kids and ourselves happy. We were getting hot and hangry! Luckily, Slide the City passed out some granola bars and water.
Finally!!! IT WAS TIME! We aren't exactly sure what held everything up, but they gave all the riders like 4 or 5 extra slides for the long wait. TOTALLY WORTH WAITING! Especially for some of the people who only paid for 1 slide!
1,000 feet of slippery-sliding-bliss! I tell you, Slip 'n' Sliding has been a big tradition growing up. I thought we were intense with our 100 foot slide with multiple sprinklers, but this takes the cake.
We didn't hear a single complaint about having to climb the 1,000 feet back UP the hill to the top. Well, maybe there was, but it was me. Hey, I have had a cold for the last week...funny how 1 week of sickness totally takes away weeks of working out.
So much happiness.
The view was AMAZING. You could see all of Salt Lake City from the top of Main Street.
Of course, we had to do a large group. We found that the kids would get stuck and stop midway. (Which is never a fun/safe thing when adults are blasting by on their tubes.) So if we all linked together we could actually make it the whole way down. There were probably 10 different people stationed along the whole slide to supervise everything or give you a push if you needed some more speed.
At the bottom of the hill there was some walking.
Towards noon there was a noticeable amount of people. The line also got super long but it was pretty fast.
After our runs were out, (boo) we decided to grab some grub. Slide the City thought of everything! Food Trucks for some grub and The Photo Bus (below) was there to take free photo booth photos!
I can't even tell you how Stephanie and I have wanted to see this Photo Bus in real life. All our dreams came true the sunny Saturday.
We decided pizza was needed!
Because wood fire pizza doesn't get much better than this.
I really love the wood fire pizza because they aren't as greasy as normal pizza. These guys were delish!
Try the Thai-Peanut Chili Chicken (without cheese is even better!) with fresh bean sprouts. MMMMMmm.
The kids loved the classic cheese and pepperoni pizza of course.
Also, the Bonfire Brownie is delish.
Breckyn seems to have an eye for finding ice cream of any kind.
After Sliding the City and Grubbin on some killer wood stove Pizza, the kids were begging for ice cream. Luckily Ritas has a food truck! And they just happened to be at the Slides.
I wish we had a Ritas Ice Cream truck that drove around the hood when we were little. Can you even imagine how cool that would be.
We sent the kids over to pick out their desired treat of choice.
Breckyn got key lime Italian ice, and everyone else got Ritas most popular treat, The Gelati, which is basically a layering of Italian ice topped with creamy Frozen Custard.
Because sometimes its just to hard to pick just one.
This was the perfect way to end our summer!
Phew! You stayed until the end? Well, good because we have something JUST AS amazing as Slide the City this week. We are giving away 4 passes (2 adult and 2 children for Friday September 11th) for The Lantern Fest & a Gift Card to Pyromaniacs Pizza! Winners will be picked and e-mailed directly. Contest Ends August 29th at Midnight.
To enter for The Lantern Fest tickets, comment below.
To enter for the Pyromaniacs Pizza, follow the instructions on The Salt Project Instagram Account!
Ways to make Slide the City ROCK!
- Make sure you sign up next year for SURE!
- Come early.
- Get your packets ahead of time somehow, or come an hour early like we did.
- There were three different packages, choose the one that fits your budget, but really, you're going to want to go multiple times. I can't even imagine just going down once!
- Everyone gets some kind of SWAG!
- We brought kids agest 6 -12. We saw some younger kids and it's probably not the best idea. There is no stopping on the slides if you've got speed and we saw many children flying from collisions. (We know from experience.)
- Don't bring the animal tubes, they don't go as fast and ended up just being annoying. Normal tubes are best. Or buy on from Slide the City.
Bring some shade, take your time.
- While people signed up for specific times, we saw people bring chairs, canopies and just camp out watching the fun.
- Bring water.
- Bring sunscreen.
- Wear shoes that won't fall off. We lost many shoes our first run and then just ditched them at the car.
- If The Photo Bus is there chances are you can get a free photo!
Thank you Salt Project for yet another fun, informative and beautifully captured post! I can always count on you for the latest and greatest with all the details. You think of everything!!!
This is amazing! Slide the city has totally been on my bucket list
This looks amazing! Slide the city has totally been on my bucket list and so has the lantern fest! Such fun, family-friendly things to do!
Oh, I would love to take my girls to lantern fest! It looks like it's straight out of the movie Tangled! Thanks for the chance!
This looks like a blast, will put it on my list for next year for sure!!
That brownie was so amazingly distracting I don't remember why I'm here.....
Wow! That looked amazing! I bet my kids would love that!
Ah my husband and I drove past this multiple times wondering what it was! That's SO COOL! We for sure have to go next year!
Oh, how I wish I'd been in town for the sliding madness!! So fun!!
This looks amazing! I'm new to Utah so this would be awesom to win tickets.
Stunning!! Beautiful capture Salt Project ⭐
I sure hope I win so my son and I can go!!! I'm dying to go, but sadly can't afford tickets (being a single mom is financially tight sometimes!!!) Please pick me!!!!
How have I missed your blog? This post made me SO happy. I'm going to the huge slip 'n slide SLC next year Fo' sho! Plus Rita's.....heaven!
Oh and with all this greatness I almost forgot while I was here in the first place. $FREE.99 tickets to Lantern Fest. Holla!
This looks so fun! I will definitely need to do it next time. I loved the review of the food trucks, too!!
This looked like so much fun, and I love their pizza! Hopefully I am spending September at the la teen featival, that would be amazing!
Yay! Pick me!
I love your blog for showing all the fun things there are to do in Salt Lake. My husband and I are always trying to find new things to do and the lantern festival sounds amazing!!
This is my new favorite site. Pick me!
So many fun pictures! I have been wanting to go there since I have been here in Salt Lake. With little kids, it's a bit hard to go, but the lantern festival sounds so much fun too and definetely something we can do with our kids.
It's always so much fun seeing what fun adventure you'll do next!
This looks amazing! I've never heard of it before. Thanks for the chance to take my family!
Definitely going to try Slide the City next year! And I am really looking forward to the Lantern Fest this year!!!!
Love your blog and your instagram page... you make me want to get out of my bubble and try new things. Since my husband passed away suddenly in February I've been trying to find new things to do with my kids.
This looks amazingly awesome! Your detailed posts are so helpful - love them!
I'd love to take my wife to this and photograph this awesome event!
Soooo cool!!!! :) that's awesome.
We would love to go Lantern Fest!
We would love to go Lantern Fest!
This looks so beautiful! I would love to take my hubby and two girls to witness this.