Could mammoth 1,000ft water slide be on its way to Leeds?

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Could an enormous water slide the length of three football pitches be coming to Leeds this summer?

Talks are ongoing to bring the 1,000ft inflatable slide to the city.

The giant flume has caused a sensation in other parts of the UK where it has attracted hordes of thrillseekers.

Organisers say: “Slide the City is a family friendly slip-and-slide water party event.

“There will be live music, food, drinks, water, and of course the biggest slip-and-slide that you’ve ever seen.

“Don’t worry, we’ve got it padded. This slide’s got more cushion than your grandpa’s orthopedic shoes.

“Make sure to bring your water buckets, floaties, and water guns (non-realistic of course), to squirt, spray, splash, and get all attending soaked.”

Anyone over the age of five will be able to use the slide, with the price starting at £10 for a single ride, £20 for three rides, and £35 for unlimited use of the slide for an hour before it opens, and an hour after it closes.

Inflatable tubes to ride on are provided, or riders can bring their own.

A spokesman for Leeds City Council said the organisers had made a request to the authority to hold the event in the city, but talks were ongoing and nothing had been approved yet. A decision will be made after a consultation.

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