KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Around 2,500 are expected to slip and slide down a 1,000-foot water slide for the "Slide the City" event on Saturday.
Crown Center will serve as the site for the event, which makes stops all across the country.
Saturday will mark the first time "Slide the City" comes to Kansas City, after organizers had to call off an event last year because they couldn't find a proper location.
Organizers for the Utah-based event said the idea for the water slide all started after the founders had a vision.
"They loved to be on the Slip'N Slide when they were little," explained Erin Gehring, who came to Kansas City on Friday to get ready for this weekend's event. "Now that they're older, they're thinking, 'How can we recreate that in a larger venue?'"
Information for "Slide the City" in KC
"Slide the City" goes from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday