Shoppers in the western Chinese city of Chongqing can now avail of a giant spiral slide that has opened in a local shopping mall. The slide was installed at the Nanping Shanghai Bailian (南坪上海城百联购物中心) shopping centre in the metropolis and opened on 15 February.
The slide has transparent segments, allowing riders to see out into the mall as they travel.
The slide is around 16 metres high and descends from the fourth floor to the ground floor. A ride on the 50-metre-long slide takes a whooshing 12 seconds from top to bottom. Sliders must don a cloth sack to descend and at the bottom they shoot out onto a padded mat. Sliders must be over the age of three and at least 1.2m tall in order to ride.
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