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The ArcelorMittal Orbit is getting turned into the world's longest helter-skelter

Isabelle Aron
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Isabelle Aron

There have been whispers for a while that Anish Kapoor's Olympic Park sculpture, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, might be getting turned into giant slide. But now the plans have got the green light, which means London is getting the world's LONGEST helter skelter slide and we can't bloody wait. 

The plan is to wrap a 178 metre slide around the existing sculpture, and if it all goes smoothly, it should be up and running by spring 2016. Each ride will last about 40 seconds, where you'll be whizzing round a whopping 12 loops at about 15mph. The price of admission hasn't been officially set yet but it's rumoured to be around £5, which, unlike the 74-metre tall slide, ain't too steep. Weeeeee!

Can't wait? Check out Carsten Höller's giant slides on the South Bank and read our ultimate guide to the exhibition.

Or head here for more big kid fun.

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