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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.

β€œThis 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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20 Comments

  1. DD says

    That looks kind of scary.

  2. BusyBee says

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

  3. Nikki says

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

  4. Allie says

    Now this is something I could go for

  5. Janelle says

    I would totally do this. No fear!

  6. MHU says

    I would never in a million years!

  7. MK says

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

  8. DD says

    I don’t think I could do this.

  9. Jody says

    NO way I would be on that, too dangerous

  10. Jen says

    Come on Jode, I’ll hold your hand. It’ll be fun πŸ˜‰

  11. Jen says

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

  12. Pamela says

    Wow, I would be so freaked out.

  13. DD says

    I would never go on this. Ever.

  14. MHU says

    I would never do that!

  15. DD says

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

  16. AMY DELLAPOSTA says

    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

  17. jden says

    I woul’d shit my pants off when i ride that!!

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