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Take a Trip Down the Verruckt, the World's Tallest Water Slide

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Verrückt, which takes its name from the German word for insane, is 17 stories tall and sends riders on a 65-mph descent that includes a water-powered blast up and over a second, 50-foot hill.
Verrückt, which takes its name from the German word for insane, is 17 stories tall and sends riders on a 65-mph descent that includes a water-powered blast up and over a second, 50-foot hill.Schlitterbahn Waterpark

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At just over 168 feet tall (an inch taller than Niagara Falls), the Verrückt water slide in Kansas City, Kansas, is the world's tallest water slide. Although the attraction at Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark is not yet open to the public because of safety concerns, we now have a glimpse of just how wet and wild the slide will be.The waterpark released video of the first people to take the plunge — park designer Jeff Henry and engineer John Schooley. The two survived the slide's intense 50-foot drop, but a baseball cap was lost in the process.

Verrückt is German for "insane," and the video proves the name is fitting. No word yet on when the slide will officially open after three delays so far, but adrenaline junkies are sure to be lining up once it finally does.

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