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
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.

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 
10 cents.
SHOOT THE CHUTES
Exhibit Statictics:


Price of Admission-   10 cents 
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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.