My 13-yr-old and my husband (for now, anyway) "forced" me to go on this slide. We climbed up four flights of steps. My heart was pounding, my palms were sweating, and I was really, really panicking. I looked at the life guard and asked him how bad it was. He took my hand. He told me, "it's only 3 seconds. You'll be fine."
As you sit at the top, it is STRAIGHT down. I can't believe I did it. I sat at the top, crossed my ankles and arms, and plunged straight down. I was so scared I couldn't even scream. I'm not sure how long it will take me to forgive myself for getting talked into that one. I guess I am too old.