The 'Slide the City' water slide scheduled to be in Portland on August 1, 2015 has been cancelled.

The touring water slide company cancelled the slide in Portland for this year but it may be here in the summer of 2016. In part this this is what they said:

“Slide the City has announced that its much-anticipated event will hit the streets of Portland next summer. Despite months of hard work and coordination from both city officials and event organizers, the short Maine summers have forced Slide the City onto the 2016 calendar. Both groups are disappointed, but excited for a bigger event in heat of the season next year….With more time to coordinate, event organizers expect a bigger, better and wetter slide next year. ”

The Portland Slide the City event is not the only one the company has suddenly cancelled this summer. The company has also abruptly cancelled similar events in Syracuse, NY; Quincy, Illinois; Duluth, Minn; Scranton, Penn.; Flint, Mich. as well as several other cities.

The company has also had problems with people calling for refunds at Slide the City events that did go forward.

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