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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Crazy slides

The New York Times recently ran a short piece about these insane free-fall slides on a Norwegian cruise line. You stand on a platform four stories high and then the floor suddenly falls out beneath you. Would you dare?!

56 comments:

Lisette said...

Sounds frightening, but fun!

pilu said...

i just did that in N├╝rnberg last weekend. Hit my head so badly but had tons of fun though! :)

Moonlight said...

I've seen these ships, and they are amazing!
Try going to a water park, when the babies (!) are old enough to enjoy it! we have a big themed one here (the story is around Greek mythology and it's actually nice!) and we still love going there, even after 10 times! Not all slides are scary, some are actually relaxing and exhilarating if you take a breath and relax for the ride!

Hilary said...

It is actually very fun and terrifying at the same time! I went on a slide like this in Florida and would totally do it again. I have been pushing myself to do anything that freaks me out a little.

XX Hilary H.

jen said...

I've done these slides at the Six Flags water park outside Chicago. They are definitely scary at first, but the worst part is you spend the whole way down choking on the water flying up your nose and mouth as you zoom down...too bad :(

Melanie Molloy said...

ARGH! NO! (I'm a huge scaredy-cat)....

Jesse said...

maybe i'd try it, but only if the slides were not on a cruise ship. but still, seems like the ultimate recipe for a wedgey right?
:0

jm said...

No way! The fear would outweigh the fun for me!

cortney said...

i would lose my mind. neat article, thanks.

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brooke elyse said...

I would SO dare!!

xo

CP and KW said...

that looks deeply horrifying
kw ladies in navy

The Cyclists Wife said...

My bottom is tingling just looking at that. Me thinks not!

Bree said...

That makes this Christian girl want to cuss so, I'll pass! ;)

Inari said...

I'm afraid of height, not ever!

kharini said...

I would love to do that RIGHT NOW!!!!

LMM said...

I did the Summit Plummet at Blizzard Beach/Disney when I was a teenager. We laughed watching everyone pick their massive wedgies after they came down!

Jamie said...

HELLS no!! I would never :) But I bet the hubs would!

Meadow said...

I have seen these slides in real life (not the cruise ship ones specifically though). No. Way. In. Hell. I think they're called aqua loops. So scary. I love waterslides but I would not do this haha. I like the slower, less steep ones!!

Leah PS said...

exactly with Jamie said. HELLS NO!

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Rachel said...

I've done it at Noah's Arc Waterpark in the Wisconsin Dells! I have to admit I was really nervous waiting for the ride, and when I stepped in the tube and heard them count down "THREE... TWO.... ONE..." my heart was pounding! But once the floor dropped out and I was in free fall, is was super exhilarating and FUN! The only reason I didn't get back in line is it would've been another 1.5-hour wait!

MaKaela said...

Sounds fantastically fun!

Alice said...

Oh my god, there is no way in hell I would do this. I won't even go on a drop slide, I'm terrified of just missing the edge of the slide and falling to my death!!!!

Brittany Lauren said...

Looks like fun! Would I do it? Probably not! I've never been a fan of rides, always too nervous. The horse carousel ride is enough for me :)

Patty said...

Totally.

Stephanie Sabbe said...

the way it goes back up after you fall is the scariest looking part. I would be afraid I would accidentally swing and arm out and come out in 100 broken pieces:)

Chloe Moon said...

The floor suddenly falls?!?!?!? Ummm hmmm...I may have to stay on land for this one!!! =)

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Kathryn said...

I have done that! At west edmonton mall in canada they have a few like that. You step in and there is a count down like 3...2..1.. and then a beep and you fall. I don't know if the guy was doing it on purpose but my countdown was 3...2..1.. nothing. 3...2..1.. nothing. 3..2..1.. AHHHHHHH! It was really fun though.

Leica said...

No, I wouldn't dare...ride on a cruise ship.

Bea said...

That sounds like so much fun! I'm crazy for rollercoasters and water parks - this is going straight on my Must Do List!
Bea x
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Reina said...

I would promptly barf.

Sarah Cohen said...

Ummm...NO THANK YOU!!!

Sarah Mennell said...

I am terrified of heights and roller coaster things, but last summer I went on a water slide and while I did not really enjoy it per say, I am so glad to have done it! An experience worth having!

Kristina said...

That sounds so scary but so cool too!

Kristina

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preppyandfunny said...

WAW these slides look amazing! I love all these swimmingpool activities! XO,
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onechicklette.com said...

Yes, but I have no interest in cruises. Blech.

Meredith Walker said...

That would be such a rush! I'd love to try it (if I could get the guts, that is). Kind of like a roller coaster without seat belts!

Anna said...

Makes me dizzy just to look at! Gosh, I wished I'd never grown out of that fearlessness I had as a child.

NextStopIs said...

Looks like fun!

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Adriane Jungues said...

I just wouldn't, no way!!

Hollan said...

Yes. Yes. Yes! I'm total adrenaline junkie.

Anonymous said...

Never!

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Sobrina Tung said...

that is so awesome! BUT, I would be too big of a scaredy cat!

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Ah.....no.

di said...

I have experienced this type of waterslide at 'Wet n Wiid'on the Gold Coast in Australia. Its called the Aqua Drop.
It is THE most terrifying thing I have done! There is a count down from 3-1 with a voice like an elevator operator-very calm.
Will never do it again!

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Loulou said...

Oh my gosh, I'm afraid I am not a thrill seeker to the degree that I would go for this. I know it must be fun but the thought of the floor dropping out and free-falling down a curvy slide is not for me!

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moseyblog said...

sounds like my worst nightmare! heh...

CCL said...

Terrifying! No way jose

tales of the golden state said...

despite being 31 i still get giddy as a schoolgirl when i see waterslides of any kind. but i feel that i lose my daringness and bravery when it comes to physical activity with each passing year. this needs to be overcome, so: hell yeah, i'd challenge myself to do this!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

Heck yeah!!!

lauralcharles said...

I think I'd have a heart attack. And ever since I got a really nasty brush burn on a slide when I was little I've hated them anyway!

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