OK you thrill seekers and adrenalin junkies…I got something for you today. While we are all still suffering through this very cold winter, how about we think about some mind-blowing, warmer weather fun for a minute. Wanna take a virtual ride on a new insane water slide?
The Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort in Kansas City has built a brand new record breaking slide that will open later this year. It’s called the Verruckt, which translates from German as “insane.” It is the tallest waterslide in the world….and taller than Niagara Falls.
The fact sheet from the Schlitterbahn website boasts that Verruckt “breaks the record for the World’s Tallest Waterslide, a record which was held by Kilimanjaro at Aguas Quentes Country Club in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Kilimanjaro has held the record since 2002.” It goes on to add that “Verruckt combines a breathtaking drop with an uphill blast on a hill that’s over 50 feet high. Four riders on a specially designed raft will plummet down the equivalent of a drop from a 17 story building – exact height will be announced at an official measuring event Spring of 2014.”
Check out this great video that they have put out. And then ask yourself….do YOU dare to take this plunge?? As for me, I’m already shopping for a perfect atomic wedgie-proof swimsuit!!