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5 Fun Ways To Slide Into Summer

Despite the influx of video games and other indoor activities, kids still love to play outside. Get them going with a larger than life water experience, right in your very own backyard.

Thanks to the increased creativity when it comes to summer toys, children are able to get in some exercise while also enjoying the great outdoors at the same time. Not every family is fortunate enough to afford a private swimming pool, however there is another way to enjoy some refreshment – with a mega-sized water slide set. Most are inflatable, and all guarantee hours of entertainment for your kids and teens. Below are five that are particularly enticing, and well worth the reasonable cost.

Banzai Falls Original Water Slide

This huge water slide was nominated for a Toy Of The Year award in 2006, and it continues to bring plenty of fun and excitement to an otherwise humdrum summer. This oversized sliding adventure inflates in no time, and is maintained with an air blower motor that is included with your purchase. It connects to any standard garden hose, and is so easy to use, your kids can run the show without your help! Use the provided ground stakes for further safety and stability, and then enjoy the indoor peace and quiet while your kids spend hours outside on this water paradise. You can easily find Banzai Falls, and all other profiled slides, via Amazon.com.

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Sidewinder Blast Falls With Banzai Fun Pack

Over 10 feet in height, kids can slide down into a splash pool, and use the included body board for extra thrills. This water slide kit also comes with a beach ball and two water guns, and is an exclusive on Amazon. The Sidewinder holds up to 400 lbs, so plenty of kids can pile on at the same time for the ultimate water fight or their own sliding time trials.

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Banzai Falls Mega Racer

Do your kiddos have a competitive edge? Give them a water slide activity set that will allow them to show off their skill and speed to their siblings and friends. This tremendous inflatable double slide provides riders with a 21 foot long plummet, allowing them to race simultaneously into a padded splashdown below. It also includes a climbing wall for a quick and safe ascent to the top.

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Triple Wave Racer Water Slide

Maybe you aren’t so much of the plummeting type, or you have three kids waiting to cool off at the same time. If either is the case, you may want to invest in a Triple Wave Racer Water Slide . Extremely reasonable in price and able to support three speed racing water lovers simultaneously, you’ll love the easy set up and your kids will love cooling down. Please note this works best with young children, as the slide is not as long as pictures lead you to believe. Actual photos of the slide are available from users on Amazon.com.

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Black-Out Blast Slide

Lastly, check out the Black-Out Blast Slide , a huge inflatable unit with a brief “dark tunnel.” Complete with a giant bump to get riders tossed and turned into the splash pool below, this supersized water adventure is great for kids of all ages. It easily deflates and compacts for easy storage, but good luck wrestling it away from your youngest family members once it arrives!

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No matter how you slice it, water slide adventures are the perfect way to spice up an otherwise mediocre summer vacation. Check out these and the other great slides offered via the Internet – your kids will thank you!

EDITOR'S UPDATE: The Banzai Falls slides featured in this article appear to be no longer in stock or have been replaced by newer models.  Some of the currently available Banzai Falls Slides are available here on Amazon or here at Walmart.

Tamara M. Warta
Innovative Baby and Children's Products
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