Aug 22, 2022 - Things to Do
Belle Isle slide speeds up
There was a ton of excitement surrounding the return of the giant slide at Belle Isle, but it closed for adjustments Friday just hours after opening for sending riders airborne.
Why it matters: Frightening rides down the slide are a rite of passage growing up in Detroit.
- It returned this year after several years of dormancy and immediately became talk of the town after a chaotic video posted by resident Andre Terrell went viral.
What they're saying: The slide's surface has now been waxed to slow down riders, per the Detroit News.
Of note: Rapper Gmac Cash released a song about the wild ride the next day.
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