a bottle of dishwashing liquid, and the slip-and-slide. It was hours of guaranteed fun and you screamed down the warm plastic chute, sliding onto the greasy grass at its terminus, taking out the family dog in the process. Of course, that’s before committees of concerned mothers and people with nothing better to do started calling for a halt to the fun, in the name of safety.
Fortunately waterslides are yet another trend that’s back in vogue. The Mission Hills Centreville Shenzhen X Slide is Southern China’s contribution to the global Slide the City event calendar, and in typical China style promises to be the biggest around. At nearly 1,000ft, the US-licensed waterslide takes up most of a par-four hole on one of Mission Hills’ elite golf courses, which should be room enough for you to strut your high-speed stuff to the tunes of DJ Jamaster A. You might even have the chance to share the soapy canvas with the likes of Taiwanese pop band Lollipop and local model Jessica C (and trust us, that’s worth going to China for). Surrounding the waterslide action will be a carnival packed with market stalls, game booths and a “crazy gourmet” international cuisine area, with the party continuing into the night with live music and drinks specials. Tickets include a waterproof pouch for your beer money, a backpack for your clothes...and a silicone mouth guard to keep those protective mothers at bay.
Bring back those golden days.
Mission Hills Centreville Shenzhen X Slide
Round trip transportation from Kam Tin available
Single slide from RMB50/Hotel packages from RMB1,260