The Thrilla at Manilla gets an upgrade.

If your dad ever waxed a playground slide with a potato chip bag for you when you were a kid and then your little sister got mad at him because she flew off the end and landed in the dirt on her behind and he still tells that storyโ€”well, then you know how much difference a good waxing makes. This spring, the two long, twisting flume slides at Marilla Poolโ€”dubbed The Thrilla at Marilla when they opened around 1990โ€”got a professional wax job. An interior gel coat means swimmers will fly farther into the pool than anyone remembers them ever flying. The exteriors got a high gloss upgrade, too. Season passes with slide access are the way to go this summer. 304.296.8356,