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.
Capt. Paul Boynton, of swimming fame, operated the concession on the Pike. It was the largest double chutes ever built, costing one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. The frontage of the attraction was 300
feet, making the largest open air concession on the Pike. There were more electric lights used in this concession than in any three others, and from its brilliancy it is known as Fairyland.
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 purchased.
It was the largest double chute ride ever built. The attraction had a moving pictures of a prize fight to entice Pikegoers to enter.
The two restaurants on each side were the largest in the grounds with their roof gardens. The
ticket sellers are the famous four Beautiful Women who were selected as the four most beautiful women in St. Louis.
Shoot the Chutes was a free attraction with the various venders paying a fee to sell their wares, but to riding the Chutes 10 cents.