When I heard Los Angeles was opening Skyslide, on the side of the US Bank Building, 1,000 ft high above downtown LA, my son and I couldn’t wait to try it out, we’ve visited the SkyBox in Chicago, the Empire State Building, taken on the huge waterslides of Atlantis, in the Bahamas, and just about every theme park in between… Thrill rides if you will, are our ‘thing’….
Now, I love the concept of creating a destination attraction in the heart of Los Angeles, and the decor and execution was flawless, they thought of everything from valet parking to the strategically placed gift shop. QUE was clean, beautifully designed and well organized and staffed. My only let down was well, the ‘slide‘ itself, yes it was cool to be encased in glass sliding on the outside of a building….like this bad pun attempt, it ‘fell short’, you only slide from the 70th-69th floor and it was over in seconds…not sure it commanded the $33 per person price tag….
My son and I went on a Sunday afternoon and there were no lines or waiting, but be aware most of the places to eat in the area are closed. The view was beautiful, 360 degrees, and no doubt just incredible at night… QUE Skyslide is open until 11 pm and there is a chic fine dining restaurant on the 71st floor, 71 Above, like an episode of the Bachelor, no doubt this would make a magical and unique date experience, are you listening Chris Harrison???
There’s a new thrill ride in LA and it’s not for the faint of heart… But, Is DTLA’s Skyslide Worth The Price?