Arcelormittal Orbit – The Slide: The Experience

After weeks of waiting we were finally able to get our hands on a pair of tickets last weekend. To be fair we are probably to blame as the ticket office opened in April! Nonetheless the demand has been so high they had already sold over 30,000 tickets before the official opening on June 25th. Although the slide is currently fully booked on the weekends, up until the end of August, would definitely recommend it, it sure is worth the wait!


Currently standing as Britain’s largest sculpture you can only imagine the nerves when taking the lift up. It reminded me of the lift in Duck and Waffle or perhaps even The Eiffel Tower!

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Once we were at the top, we were able to admire the view whilst queuing up. We are not usually scared of heights, but it was a shock when we realised how high we were ….. oh and then how long the slide was!




At this point we were nearer the front of the queue, being handed our head gear and arm bands so there really was no turning back!

Then it was our turn….. Have to admit it was the fastest 32 seconds of our lives, well that’s not including the worlds fastest roller coaster in Abu Dhabi that is. When sliding down the adrenaline rush is UNREAL! As you go through light and dark sections and you hear your screams echo through the tunnel, just wondering when you’ll reach the end…. Then you start slowing down and realise that’s it, it wasn’t that bad after all!

Pricing can deter you as adult general entry and slide combined is £15 per person and £10 for children, but you just can’t put a price on experiences now can you?

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