‘Insane’ 17-story waterslide to premiere at US water park in 2014

KANSAS CITY — Schlitterbahn, a water park in Kansas City, Kan., is building the tallest, fastest water slide in the world – and it’s truly insane.

The Verrückt (which means “insane” in German) Meg-A-Blaster will make its debut next May when the park opens to guests. The company recently shared photos and video of construction of the new 17-story thrill slide/ride.

IMG_5630-225x300 (1)On the ride, four-person rafts will plummet down from the tower and speed across a five-story hill.

Schlitterbahn is a family-owned and operated company based in New Braunfels, Texas, USA. Schlitterbahn began its first park, Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort, in 1979. Since then, Schlitterbahn has developed three waterparks located in Texas and one in Kansas City, Kansas.

Jeff Henry, Schlitterbahn co-owner and designer of the slide, told KansasCity.com the height and speed of the ride will be revealed when the project is complete.

However, Henry promised the ride will be higher than the current record holder located in Brazil, which is 134 feet tall and reaches speeds of 65 mph.

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