Fun Slide

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The astroglide slide or also known as Frederiksen's fun slide or cascade slide is an amusement ride that is popular with young children. People walk up the stairs to get to the top of this slide along with a mat, place it on the slide, and sit down on it; then they slide down it.

There are many types of this: State Fair 5 lane, 90 foot 3/4 lane, and the 65 foot 3/4 lane. The ride sometimes says Fun Slide in lights at the very top of the slide. The ride can be made faster using a beeswax polish or can be slowed using a sticky sugar based soda. At the bottom of the ride there's a coconut matting bringing the riders to a safe stop and can be between 3 and 5 metres in length. This matting is the same as used in houses as a door mat for cleaning shoes.

Although in the United Kingdom they are in a lot of static parks, there are only five mobile ones now as they have been replaced by inflatable slides as there's less work and are very economic to run.[citation needed]