Coney Island's Twister water slides
This summer, Coney Island hopes to make history.
Between noon on June 17 and noon on June 18, Coney Island will attempt to set a world record for the most people down a water slide in 24 hours.
The Cincinnati water park will attempt to set this world record on The Twister — a 45-foot-high water slide that features four separate chutes that twist and turn over a quarter mile in length before dropping riders into the pool
According to Coney Island's PR, there is currently no record set for this feat, but they say in an email to CityBeat
that Guinness World Records "requires several thousand sliders to even be considered." (There are world records in place for other water slide activities
, like greatest distance covered on a water slide in 24 hours).
For the first time in its 130-year history
, Coney Island will remain open for 24 hours to make this world record attempt.
Coney Island will be open during regular hours, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., on June 17 and June 18. Normal admission rates will apply during that time. Then, between 9 p.m. and midnight on June 17, the park will host a "bonus midnight swim," according to a press release. During this time, all of the park's attractions will remain open as riders attempt to set the world record. Admission for the midnight swim is $10 at the door.
After the midnight swim, only the four Twister sides will remain open between midnight and 10 a.m. on June 18. Free admission and parking will be granted to those who arrive at the park between midnight on June 17 and 8 a.m. on June 18.
To thank the Twister riders who help the park in its attempt for the world record, Coney Island will be handing out free tickets to Twister riders that can be used on any public operating day during the 2022 season. Participants will also be able to take home a world record wristband.
Coney Island will officially open for the 2022 season on May 28.
Coney Island is located at 6201 Kellogg Ave., California. More info: coneyislandpark.com
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