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.


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.

Comments (3)

  1. Tracie Howe says:

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

  2. Mike says:

    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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