Calling all thrill seekers ArcelorMittal Orbit and Slide to reopen from Friday 21 May

When: Open Friday-Sunday each week, and every day during half term (28/5-06/06)
Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 
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Media are invited to come and try out The Slide and filming and interview opportunities available. 
 
Prices for ArcelorMittal Orbit including The Slide start from £12.50 for children and £17.50 for adults when booked in advance 
Social distancing measures in place including wearing a mask while on The Slide
 
One of London’s most exciting attractions, the ArcelorMittal Orbit and Slide is re-opening on Friday 21 May with Covid-secure measures to keep the public safe. 
 
Make up for lost time, keep your friends and family entertained and see all of London from the UK’s tallest sculpture, dare to ride on the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide, or just take in the stunning views of London’s skyline and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. For more information visit https://arcelormittalorbit.com/.
 
As staycation fever grips the nation, be one of the first to book a trip to the ArcelorMittal Orbit whether keeping the kids busy over half term or the summer holidays, a Father’s Day treat or giving your friends and families a treat with a gift voucher – and remember it’s always cheaper to book tickets in advance! 
 
Adrenaline has reached new heights at the ArcelorMittal Orbit, giving you experiences unlike anywhere else in the capital. Call yourself a dare-devil? Then tick the world’s longest tunnel Slide off your bucket list! At 178m long, the 12 twists and turns wind through the UK’s tallest sculpture finishing with a devilish corkscrew section named the ‘bettfeder’ – after the German word for ‘bedspring’.
 
During the descent, you’ll catch glimpses of the Park and London’s skyline through the transparent sections before plunging into darkness – leaving your mind to guess which direction you’ll drop next! 
 
And that’s not all! Stand on top of the world at the ArcelorMittal Orbit and take in London’s stunning skyline – spot famous landmarks and use the interactive screens to find out more about them. Turn the world upside down with Anish Kapoor’s spectacular mirrors and peek into the majestic London Stadium – the place where medals were won and lost in 2012. All included in your ticket price!
 
Come and have some fun knowing that your safety is our top priority. We have put in some extra precautions which include temperature checks for all visitors, a robust cleaning regime and a one-way system to maximise social distancing. Hand santising stations are available throughout the venue and visitors will be required to wear a face covering to ride The Slide.
 
Mark Camley, Executive Director of Park Operations and Venues, said: 
 
“We’re thrilled that London’s exciting visitor attraction is re-opening and as more people stay at home this half term, we want them to once again enjoy the views of London’s skyline and The Slide in a COVID-secure attraction. Make the most of being in London, tick this off your bucket list and make a day of it and enjoy all Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has to offer.”
 
Visitor safety is our top priority, so we’ve put in place the following measures to make the venue COVID-secure:
 
• All visitors must wear a face covering to ride The Slide. Masks are available to buy if you do not have one.
• Visitors’ temperature will be taken on arrival
• The lift to the viewing platforms is restricted to each visiting party
• There is a one-way system in place to maximise social distancing
• The entire venue will be deep-cleaned every night, with ‘high-touch’ areas being cleaned throughout the day
• The Slide protective equipment, such as the helmet and elbow pads, is sanitised between each use
• There are hand sanitiser stations throughout the venue. You will need to sanitise your hands before sliding. 
 
Created by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond, the magnificent looping structure of the ArcelorMittal Orbit is an iconic symbol of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the London 2012 Games.
 
There is also a local resident’s discount of £2 per resident (not valid in conjunction with any other offer). This offer is for residents living in Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham and Waltham Forest. Tickets must be booked at the ticket office or over the phone.