Shoot the Chutes, also called Water Chutes and Fairyland, was a
huge water boat slide that would carry patrons down a massive
350 foot long slide, where they would splash into a 380 foot lake.
An attendant would hook the boat safely to the dock.
It was also nicknamed Fairyland because
of the brilliancy of the electric lights at night. The attraction also
had the largest open-air concession at the Fair.
Many souvenirs could be
It was the largest double
chute ride ever built.
The attraction had a moving pictures of a
prize fight to entice Pikegoers to enter.
Ticket sellers were four women selected
to be the most beautiful.
The attraction had two restaurants on
each side of the chutes with large elaborate
300 foot roof gardens.
Shoot the Chutes was also rumored to be
a free attraction with the various venders
paying a fee to sell their wares. I did see a
photo that clearly states that rides cost
Price of Admission- 10 cents
Lee Gaskins' MEET ME AT THE FAIR The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair
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Shoot the Chutes, with digitzed color. LG.