With the lone bid for a proposed slide at Frontier Park coming in over budget, officials at the nonprofit group L.E.A.F. have changed plans, and will now build a catapult that will transport visitors from one end of the park to another.
According to spokesperson Bobby “Bo” Tannicle, the catapult will actually be an improvement over the slide. “The slide would have only taken people 40 feet. With the catapult, we can send people over 100 feet, and can land them in various sections of the park.”
Tannicle added, “Since safety of park visitors is a concern, those using the catapult will be required to wear a helmet.”
L.E.A.F. officials are currently checking out front lawns on the lower east side to gather used mattresses to cushion the landing zones.