The Olympic Park Slide Will Accept Chocolate Coins for One Hour Only Next Week

By Tom Pritchard on at

There are lots of thing you can do with a bag of chocolate coins. Eat them, obviously, pretend to be Scrooge McDuck, or use them for a ride on the Olympic Park's giant slide. Wait, what?

You heard that correctly. Next week on 20th December, between 11am and noon, the ArcelorMittal Orbit inside the giant sculpture in Stratford will let you get a free ride. All you need to do is hand over 100 chocolate coins. Ok, so it's not free free, but chocolate coins are cheaper than paying £16.50 for an adult ticket.

I worked it out. Tesco is currently selling three bags of chocolate coins for £2 (or £1 each), and each bag has around eight coins inside. You'll need 13 bags to get 100 coins, which will cost you £9. Good thing the weather is cold enough that they won't melt in your bag.

Seeing as the 20th is a Wednesday you'll probably need some time off work, but I hope that means there won't be a huge queue of people trying to swap chocolate for adrenaline and/or vertigo.

The climb to the slide is 114 metres, and once you get to the top you'll be treated to what is apparently the world's longest and fastest slide. There's bound to be a decent view of the city from up there too. You can find out more about the slide on its website. [Standard]

Image: Gordon Joly/Flickr

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