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The Olympic Tower Is Officially Being Turned Into A Giant Helter Skelter Slide

Remember when the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower was built for the Olympic park and everyone immediately laughed because it looked like a giant helter skelter slide?

Well laugh no more, because it's actually about to happen.

Plans for an epic, 178-metre long slide wrapped around the 114m tall structure have been given the thumbs up by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and will be ready in time for spring 2016.

Director of visitor services Peter Tudor told the Evening Standard that, whilst the slide will be wrapped around the outside of Anish Kapoor's now iconic sculpture, it will be 'unobtrusive.'

Saying: "The entry will be on the low platform and it'll come down to the ground winding in and out of the legs of the Orbit... so it will fit within the silhouette of the sculpture - but you will be able to see it."

Entry admission prices for the ride are expected to fall around the £5 mark, now: ALL ABOARD THE SUPER SLIDE AND WELCOME TO FUN TOWN, YO!

[Images: LLDC]