Crocodile Mile is an outdoor water toy for children. It consists of a plastic track, a ramp, a hoop, and a "splash pool." In order to use the Mile, one runs toward the track, slides along its length, flies off the ramp and through the hoop (and through the curtain covering the hoop, which features an image of a crocodile), and lands in the splash pool. Although comparable to the well-known
Slip 'n Slide, the latter does not have a ramp or a pool in which to splash.
During the 1980s, Crocodile Mile was heavily advertised on television. The lyrics to its
jingleare as follows: "You run, you slide, you hit the bump, and take a dive."
The Crocodile Mile remained popular until about the late 1990s, when the safety hazards associated with other slides, coupled with the availability of "real" water slides and
swimming poolshastened its decline. However, in recent years, inflatable slides have become more popular, especially for large groups.
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