This extreme slide is in the water park Odyssey 2000 in Rossano, Italy. Named the Skyron Rocket, it begins with a jump into the void. You do not understand ? Well, it’s very simple, at the start of the attraction, the participants are installed on a trap door that opens suddenly, causing them to fall straight down the slide.
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With a chubby and laughing face, he left, leaving a legacy of his daring creativity in the fashion world. Kenzo Takada died of Covid-19 at the age of 81. He passed away this Sunday at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine. Disembarking from his native Japan in 1964, he created his first boutique in Paris in 1970, the start of a meteoric rise. Shaking up a very codified haute couture with a profusion of colorful prints, modern cuts and a style combining cultural influences, the Japanese designer is developing his brand; men’s fashion, perfumes, decoration, until the takeover by LVMH in 1993. Since then, Kenzo has devoted himself to art, design and occasional projects. Its brand, which has remained faithful to the poetic and playful vision of the founder, continues its great adventure. Kenzo Takada’s main dates – February 27, 1939: birth in Himeji (Japan) to a family of seven children – 1965: disembarks in Marseille after a boat trip – 1970: presents his first collection, becomes the first Japanese designer to impose in Paris – 1983: launches its first line for men – 1988: markets its first perfumes – 1993: sells its company to the French luxury giant LVMH but continues to supervise the creation – 1999: leaves its label to “take advantage of the life, travel, see (his) friends “- 2004: returns to creation with a line of clothing and home products” Gokan Kobo “, liquidated two years later – 2009: sells the huge Parisian house near Bastille where he lived and his collection of art objects – 2016: receives the Legion of Honor – January 2020: launches K-3, high-end design brand – October 4, 2020: dies in Neuilly-sur-Seine of the suites of Covid-19.
Then the merry-go-round continues with a dizzying descent. Accessible from 10 years old, it reaches a height of 25 meters and is no less than 100 meters long. Impressive, yes!
A unique attraction, a source of thrills
Throughout the descent, visitors should keep their arms crossed against their chest to avoid any risk of injury. Even if we are not at the stage of Euthanasia coaster that brings people close to death, it’s still an attraction like no other.
As we can see in the video at the head of the article, the speed reached is more than impressive! The fact that the floor opens up under the user’s feet also makes this attraction spectacular. A bit like the totally transparent glass slide located in a park in Los Angeles in the USA.
Each year the water park Odyssey 2000 welcomes more than 180,000 visitors. In twenty years of existence, this place of entertainment has never ceased to renew itself and always offers new attractions, always more insane.
If you can’t get to Italy, know that there is a huge zip line in France, which will also definitely give you a lot of cold sweat.