Verrückt Water Slide at Kansas City Waterpark Promises Insane Ride

Plunge down the world's tallest water slide when Kansas City's Schitterbahn Water Park opens May 24

by Steve Larese

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When Kansas City’s Schlitterbahn Waterpark opens May 24, it will unveil Verrückt, the tallest water slide in the world. Meaning "insane" in German, Verrückt towers 17 stories above Kansas City, and at 170 feet tall is higher than Niagara Falls and the Statue of Liberty. Riders will plummet at highway speeds in a specially designed inflatable raft until soaring skyward via a five-story arc that will challenge gravity and riders’ stomachs. 

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