Slippery fun . . . 'guinea pigs' test rode the new Banana Slip yesterday.
Slippery fun . . . 'guinea pigs' test rode the new Banana Slip yesterday.

Sliding into an Easter opening

HELL mad!, "Heaps sick!", "Awesome!"

They were the words used yesterday by the 'guinea pigs' that test rode the new Banana Slip at the Big Banana, ahead of its anticipated opening at Easter.

The three-storey high slide, billed as the world's largest inflatable water slide, was given rave reviews yesterday as some lucky locals gave it the very first test run.

Daniel Gribble and Ashley Hammond, pictured on Page 1, and both 15, were the daredevils of the bunch, launching themselves at full speed down the 40 degree drop.

"It's great very close to the slides at Wet'n'Wild (on the Gold Coast). We'll definitely be here again," Daniel said.

"It's one of the best ones I've been on. I'm looking forward to it opening," Ashley agreed.

For Olivia Timothy and Ashlee Piper, 13, it was a thrill a minute.

"It was thrilling!" Ashlee exclaimed.

"It's awesome it's not scary at all. Everyone will love it," Olivia said.

And it wasn't just the youngsters throwing themselves on Coffs Harbour's newest attraction. Big Banana employee, 36-year-old Karen Teece had just as much fun.

"That is so good! It was excellent," she said.

While The Banana Slip and Fun Park isn't open to the public yet, you won't have to wait too long.

The crew will have it open just in time for Easter, and featuring an array of inflatable bounce houses, slides and obstacle courses, it's sure to be a hit.



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