Public opinion mixed to news that Sheffield is to get huge 1,000ft water slide

The 1,000ft water slide is set to come to Graves Park in Sheffield
The 1,000ft water slide is set to come to Graves Park in Sheffield

News that a 1,000ft water slide is coming to Sheffield has set social media alight.

In just a few hours the link to The Star’s Facebook page has been shared 800 times, and attracted more than 100 comments.

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Tim Paul Blackrock wrote: “All of a sudden five more years of Tory rule now seem inconsequential.”

Another of our Facebook followers, Sheron Ducker, described the news as ‘awesome’.

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Ben Czajka wrote: “Family day out sorted.”

Other readers took to the Comments section of thestar.co.uk to have their say on the slide, with some saying that it could prove to be cost prohibitive.

Ssmith31 wrote: “It Looks like loads of fun, but what child would only want one slide?!

“It’s pretty steep prices for a day out, I get that it must cost a lot to set up, but if they lowered the cost surely more people would be able to afford to use it?”

Sheff6 added: “At that price it sounds like they are taking us for a slide.”

However, another Star reader wrote: “I think it’s absolutely fantastic the slide is coming to Sheffield.

“70,000 signatures on Facebook to bring it to Sheffield. Amazing.

“And for those moaning about the price... don’t Go. Simple as.”

Do YOU think the huge water slide will be a good thing for Sheffield? Use the Comments section below or join in the debate on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sheffieldstar