Here's What It's Like To Plunge Down The World's Tallest Water Slide: VIDEO

Watch The World's Tallest Water Slide Test Its First Human Riders

Ever wanted to jettison down a water slide taller than the Statue of Liberty? If so, you may be in luck. Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City is set to open the world's tallest water slide, The Verrückt, and it looks pretty terrifying.

The slide is 168 feet and 7 inches tall (taller than Niagara Falls). To reach the summit--which is approximately 17 stories high--you have to climb 264 steps. And should you choose to launch down the The Verrückt you will travel at speeds up to 65 miles an hour. You also have to be strapped into a raft because otherwise things get downright perilous. 

Watch a video of the first human tester of The Verrückt (who also happens to be the slide's engineer) and a clip showing how disastrously things were going during its preliminary testing stage, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. I take it the net is only up for testing.

    Posted by: anon | Jul 7, 2014 3:11:21 PM

  2. It's been "set to open" at least five times now only to be delayed in order to redesign and otherwise fix safety issues. The original build out had to be almost completely dismantled and rebuilt because it was sending the rafts catapulting 100+ feet in the air off of the hump.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Jul 7, 2014 3:15:06 PM

  3. Anyone know where Niagra Falls is?

    Posted by: jvc nyc | Jul 7, 2014 3:40:19 PM

  4. Did that dummy really believe he'd still be wearing a cap at the bottom? Lawdy!

    Posted by: Perry | Jul 7, 2014 3:51:08 PM

  5. Sorry, couldn't do it. Looks too much and not fun.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Jul 7, 2014 4:00:16 PM

  6. Nope nope nope nope nope

    Posted by: Tyler | Jul 7, 2014 4:08:37 PM

  7. There's not nearly enough valium in the universe to get me on that bloody thing. What a waste of time and money.

    Posted by: Onnyjay | Jul 7, 2014 4:27:50 PM

  8. "climb", not 'clime'

    Posted by: Raybob | Jul 7, 2014 4:35:18 PM

  9. no thank you!!!!

    Posted by: Tom | Jul 7, 2014 4:36:50 PM

  10. Did this video intend to induce fear and vertigo? Snore...

    Posted by: Sam | Jul 7, 2014 4:38:12 PM

  11. That raft would be filled with horrible things by the time I got to the bottom.

    Posted by: AJ | Jul 7, 2014 4:53:11 PM

  12. Why do they keep trying this?

    Tell me, was it "delayed and redesigned at least five times" so they could scrape off those pesky TESTING INCIDENTS?

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 7, 2014 4:55:52 PM

  13. Yup yup yup...get me to Kansas. Epic fun. I'd even go to Gay Pride if they had one of these. At least it would be a reason. But then there'd be some "liberated" guy up there playing with himself for all to see.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jul 7, 2014 5:06:22 PM

  14. Assuming it has been thoroughly tested, hell yes, I would ride this. I'm a huge fan of the original Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, TX. These people know how to make fun rides.

    Posted by: Evan C | Jul 7, 2014 5:09:15 PM

  15. Well, do they give you a fresh pair of underwear after you come off that contraption?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jul 7, 2014 5:14:06 PM

  16. Schlitterbahn got approval to build a waterpark in Ft.Lauderdale as part of the Swimming Hall of Fame redevelopment project.

    It should provide another exciting attraction for tourists & help reduce our senior citizen population.

    Posted by: JonnyNYNY2FLFL | Jul 7, 2014 5:28:15 PM

  17. For those who don't know German, verrückt means "crazy".

    Posted by: Bill | Jul 7, 2014 5:46:07 PM

  18. Yeah, but does it loop?

    (New Jerseyans will get the reference)

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Jul 7, 2014 5:48:23 PM

  19. i so would. and im really scared of heights.

    Posted by: jaker | Jul 7, 2014 6:00:27 PM

  20. That would scare the hell out of me. I want to go.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Jul 7, 2014 7:27:31 PM

  21. What about the water? What if some of that gets into your screaming maw and you drown on the way down?

    No thank you. You all have fun, though.

    Posted by: daws | Jul 7, 2014 7:44:20 PM

  22. Just to be clear--Niagara Falls is not a very tall waterfall. It's wide, and there's a boat load of water, but it's not something to compare to for height. And the Statue of Liberty? Not nearly as wide as Niagara Falls.

    As soon as a few thousand people survive it, I'm in. Looks great, especially the hump.

    Posted by: Tatts | Jul 7, 2014 11:21:33 PM

  23. I guess I'm an outlier, because that wouldn't bother me for a second. I'd love it. Everything worthwhile in life entails peril.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jul 8, 2014 12:43:05 AM

  24. And this is named, "Schlitterbahn" because ......?

    Just off-hand, I would call it "Waterfall," and leave it at that.

    Posted by: Gr8guyca | Jul 8, 2014 3:15:04 AM

  25. "And this is named, "Schlitterbahn" because ......?"

    I'm pretty sure that "L" in there is a typo.

    Posted by: BobN | Jul 8, 2014 9:35:54 AM

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