Slippery Slope: Fort Worth’s ‘Slide the City’ a Wipeout, Start Time Delayed

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FORT WORTH, TX - The two thousand-foot slip and slide in Fort Worth was a big bummer for most of the day Saturday

It wasn’t exactly the splash folks with Slide the City expected on Saturday.

As scores of tube-toting sliders stood in line, ready to dive into the first ever water even in Fort Worth, things went down the tubes pretty quick.

“This was heartbreaking,” says cancled tuber Sandy Terron. “I’m not a kid but I almost cried.”

Crews were having problems getting the water to properly flow down the slide, kind of a necessity for a water slide that stretches almost 2,000 feet.

“A lot of the equipment was malfunctioning; gasgets, engines stuff like that,” says Emerson Hamilton, event director for Slide the City.

To make matters worsem the heat started to get to some folks. So much so Med Star had to roll it’s Am-Bus to help treat seven people complaining of heat related issues.

“Nothing significant at this time, no one had to be transported from the scene.” says Christopher Scott Nations with MedStar.

The malfunctions caused the first half of the event to be canceled, the repairs were made in time for 4 pm. start.

“anybody that purchased tickets from 10 am to 4 pm will be refunded.” says Hamilton.

Talk about a hot mess!

Still the event is set to return to Dallas and Frisco later this summer. Here is hoping those events will flow more smoothly.

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