Slide the City Scranton cancelled

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No giant waterslide will come to Scranton this summer.

The Slide the City event, previously scheduled for July 25, has been cancelled citing a lack of registration sales, according to its Facebook page.

In June, the 1,000-foot slip and slide was brought to Pittsburgh and was reported by a local news station, CBS Pittsburgh to have waits exceeding four hours and many, many injuries.

It was reported that some riders were unable to control the speed of their slide crashing into other people. Others left the event with sprained ankles and “…one person … lost four teeth because she was hit so hard,” according to the CBS report.

According to Slide the City Scranton Facebook page:

“We’re very sorry to announce that we have decided to cancel Slide the City Scranton due to lack of registration sales. We’ve been working hard the last few months to plan what was going to be an amazing event and were looking forward to bringing our giant slide to Scranton’s streets.

We’ll be refunding all registrations within the next week. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]

Once again, we’re extremely sorry we won’t be coming to Scranton this year, but we really hope you can join us at another one of our events in 2015.”

Some of the comments left on the post include:

Wow for months was planning on like 15 of us going up for the 3 slider pass, this really blows.”

It hasn’t gone too well in other cities. I suppose it’s just as well.”

Wow me & my family was looking forward on going sorry to hear this.”

There goes my birthday plans!”

It may have ruined some birthday plans, but at least you’ll have all your teeth for your next celebration.

Sarah Haase