WVa resort trying to set record for longest plastic slide

June 28, 2021 GMT

DAVIS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia resort is offering one heck of a long plastic water slide.

Canaan Valley Resort will be the host site where 100 people in attendance will be given the opportunity to ride the 2,021-foot (616-meter) slip-and-slide Thursday. The ride is being built by Natural Light Beer.

Resort General Manager Sam England said in a news release that the hope is the slide breaks the Guinness World Record of 2,007 feet (nearly 612 meters) set by a group in Jordan in 2015.

Rides on the slide will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. All riders must be age 21 or older, the statement said. The slide will be located on a road leading from state Route 32 to the ski area’s lodge.