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The world’s tallest, fastest, steepest waterslide

The world’s tallest, fastest, steepest water-slide – taller than the Niagara Falls – is nearing completion in the Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark, located in Kansas City, KS. Due to launch with the seasonal re-opening of the park in late May 2014, ‘Verruckt‘ (which translates from German to ‘insane’ in English) is approximately 17 storeys high and boasts a descent speed of 65mph following a 264 step climb. Waterslide Verruckt will join what the park describes as ‘a thrilling collection of water fun’ this Summer complete with a Master Blaster uphill water-coaster with four tubing slides and chutes, two tubing rivers (including the world’s longest tidal wave river), 13 mini slides for kids, three relaxing beaches and a giant hot tub with a swim-up refreshment bar.
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Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. No way! This is terrifying! I only trust roller coasters to be that high and steep. Kudos to anyone who attempts this waterslide!

  2. Yeah Verruckt That! Too scary for me!! I’ve been to a pretty big water slide in Orlando and almost ruined my shorts on that one. This one I would definitely need a diaper, if you know what I mean.

  3. I love water slides, but that looks way too scary! It looks almost like a free fall, I don’t think I would have the guts to do it… Good job to anyone who takes the plunge!!

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