BEHIND THE SCENES: BARN SLIDE’S 10th ANNIVERSARY RENOVATION – “JACK IS BACK!”

barnslide 2009THE BARN SLIDE 2009

The 2014 Fall Festival is just a few weeks away and this year marks the 10th anniversary of the Barn Slide! Did you know that before it made the journey to Cox Farms, the Barn Slide half-pipe was a water slide? When it debuted at the Fall Festival in 2004, it was called “The Live-Stalk Barn Slide,” and we are transitioning the slide and barn back to its original “roots,” inspired by the classic story of Jack and the Beanstalk.  We’re taking the Barn Slide in a new direction – literally!  It’s still a work in progress, but don’t you want to take a sneak peek?

You will now enter through the “Once Upon A Time” arch and head through Jack’s house on your way to the top of the slide in the barn.  Along the way, you can follow the storyboards and 3-D art scenes from “Jack and the Beanstalk.”

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Alicia, our Master Designer, has made the story of “Jack and the Beanstalk” come to life! According to Alicia, Jack “loves his new home,” especially the hens upstairs who lay the golden eggs.

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When you reach the top of the beanstalk, enjoy the ride down, courtesy of the Giant and Jack! You’ll notice that this year, the slide trajectory has shifted; the slide was dismantled and reassembled in a different configuration, which was a significant construction project. The changes to the slide and surrounding layout make accessing the slide much clearer and easier for riders.

IMG_8697The amazing transformation and beautiful storytelling will engage the imagination of both kids and adults that you will enjoy over and over and over…