So this college student Rob Bliss has managed to stage some giant events just for fun in downtown Grand Rapids. A giant pillow fight. Thousands of paper airplanes thrown from downtown tall buildings. Etc. But he may have outdone himself this time.
The Lyon Street Waterslide
Imagine a 500-foot long inflatable waterslide running down a steep hill in downtown G.R. In August. Yup, it's brilliant. Even made The New York Times.
Did we go? Of course not. I'm in the middle of Grade-a-thon. (grin) And the wait in line was 3-4 hours, though those who slid said it was worth the wait, though maybe you should bring goggles. (grin)
Rob says the vinyl inflatable waterslide, which I believe was made locally in West Michigan, is durable and he hopes to put it out for a weekend every summer -- it might last 20 years.