No matter what age you are, there’s something thrilling about slides—the wind in your hair, that free fall feeling. That’s why we scoured the globe to find the coolest ones around. From artsy and playful to just plain heart pounding, these slides will turn your typical playground fave green with envy. Click through the gallery to view.

ArcelorMittal Orbit – London, England

At the intersection of art and adventure is The Slide, the world’s longest, fastest tube slide. Starting 178 meters above the earth, daredevil riders will circle the red, Anish Kapoor sculpture 12 times, while trying to catch glimpses of London’s famous sights as they whiz by, before hitting the final 50 meter drop at the end. All in 40 seconds flat. Whee!

photo: London Legacy Development Corporation

Which one do you want to try? Tell us in a comment.

— Allison Sutcliffe & Lauren Hill