Shoppers rush to try MASSIVE new slide now open in busy shopping mall
News by www.dailystar.co.uk Posted on 17.02.2017
Visitors to the Chongqing mall in China were delighted to try out the 160ft escalator alternative.
Whizzing down from the third floor to ground level in just 12 seconds, sliders can enjoy an unconventional way to infuse some fun into a boring shopping trip.
Slow rides in the lift look set to become a relic of days gone by as excited visitors rush to try out the slick new slide.
Chongqing mall slide ChinaREX/IMAGINECHINA
WHEEE: Shoppers are desperate to be first in line on the new slide in Chongqing mall, China
Tall Chongqing mall super slideZUMA PRESS/EYEVINE
TALL: The super-slide is 16m high and is open to anyone over the age of three
Super slides are becoming the latest craze to attract shoppers to malls around the country.
Shanghai became the trend-setter for the incredible installations when a mall in Pudong opened the five-storey `Happy Slide` in April last year.
The wacky tube transport is thought to have been inspired by the similar structure in Singapore`s Changi Airport, reports People`s Daily China.
Metal slide shopping mallREX
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Chongqing four-storey slide mallREX
MASSIVE: Shoppers can whiz down four storeys in just 12 seconds on the slide
Adults and children alike have been making the most of the slippery ride since it opened to the public on February 15.
Sliders climb into a cloth sack and are able to watch fellow mall-goers zip by them they peek through the transparent parts of the tube on their way down.
For safety, children have to be over the age of three to have a go on the slide.