Verruckt: The World’s Tallest Water Slide Preview Video

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Kansas City is soon to be home of the world’s tallest water slide, Verruckt. I am pretty sure that is ATOMIC WEDGIE in German because this beast is taller than Niagara Falls.

In May of this year, Schlitterbahn park patrons will be able to experience this terror first hand. A few months ago, Jeff Henry, Schlitterbahn’s co-owner, released a statement and few photos of the attraction. He didn’t confirm any official heights, but he did assure thrill-seekers that it would break records.

“This new MEG-A-BLASTER speed-slide is going to wow our guests and is going to be a game changer for our industry. Our greatest challenge will be to find thrill seekers brave enough to ride.”

Now, we are getting a video of the nearly completed slide courtesy of a drone. We still don’t have an official height (rumors say it hits 170 feet), but lets just take note that Niagara Falls is 167 feet (51 m) tall. You can equate that to sliding down a 17 story building. The current record holder is Kilimanjaro in Brazil standing 164 feet (49 m) tall.

At least you won’t tackle this alone. You and 3 other people man a raft and plummet down the slide hitting the 60 mph marker. Another hill awaits after you have gone down the initial drop.

Physics always astounds me, but I still don’t think I am brave enough! Water slide accidents are rare, but do happen.

In 2012, a 19 year old man fell off the Venom Drop at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in California. Miraculously he survived. In 2001, a 41-year-old woman flipped off a 6-story high water slide and didn’t make it. However, most injuries come from the intense speeds you reach while plummeting. Cervical spine injuries are the most common issue according to studies. Most of the victims of water slide injuries are children under the age of 12 and women in their adulthood.

So, seek thrills, but remember to follow every recommended safety method and follow instructions.

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19 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. DD January 27, 2014 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    That looks kind of scary.

  2. BusyBee January 27, 2014 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    OMG I would certainly need an oxygen tank at the bottom from not breathing.

  3. Nikki January 27, 2014 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    There is no way I would try this waterslide I would pass out. Way to crazy for me!

  4. Allie January 28, 2014 at 2:06 am - Reply

    Now this is something I could go for

  5. Janelle January 28, 2014 at 2:07 am - Reply

    I would totally do this. No fear!

  6. MHU January 28, 2014 at 11:38 am - Reply

    I would never in a million years!

  7. Jocelyn January 28, 2014 at 11:39 am - Reply

    I can’t even watch the video!

  8. MK January 28, 2014 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    I love thrill rides and roller coasters but this does look really scary!

  9. DD January 28, 2014 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    I don’t think I could do this.

  10. Jody January 29, 2014 at 12:47 am - Reply

    NO way I would be on that, too dangerous

  11. Jen January 29, 2014 at 2:06 am - Reply

    Come on Jode, I’ll hold your hand. It’ll be fun ;)

  12. Jen January 29, 2014 at 2:08 am - Reply

    eh you don’t have to climb all those steps do you?

  13. Pamela January 29, 2014 at 4:44 am - Reply

    Wow, I would be so freaked out.

  14. DD January 29, 2014 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    I would never go on this. Ever.

  15. Jocelyn January 31, 2014 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    This looks like a nightmare

  16. MHU January 31, 2014 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    I would never do that!

  17. DD February 1, 2014 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    I would need to have a Xanax to even think of getting on that thing.

  18. AMY DELLAPOSTA February 2, 2014 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    OH MY! I WOULD BE SO SCARED JUST CLIMBING TO THE TOP. AND CAN IMAGINE THE WEDGIE YOU WOULD GET BY THE BOTTOM! BUT I BET THE THRILLS WOULD BE WORTH IT

  19. Mama to 5 BLessings February 3, 2014 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness my son would flip out over this, he so would want to go on it!

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