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Here is what it looks like to go down the world’s largest water slide

How was your Fourth of July weekend? Did you travel? Watch the fireworks? That’s great, that sounds very relaxing. Now that you’re back, here’s a video showing what it is like going down the Verrückt, which stands 168 feet, 7 inches tall and is billed as the tallest water slide in the world:

Located in at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kan., the "Verrückt" water slide stands 168 feet, 7 inches tall and is billed as the tallest water slide in the world. (Schlitterbahn Development Group)

If you’re wondering about the Verr … wait, hang on for a moment.

[steps outside, breathes into paper bag for 30 seconds.]

Okay! The Verrückt is a new attraction at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kan. (Sample exchange from the park’s FAQ regarding the ride: “Do you have to be insane to ride Verrückt?” “Maybe just a little.”) It was supposed to open in May and then in June, but the public debut has been pushed back again and it’s unclear when it will officially open. The park released this video to try to demonstrate that the test rides are going well.

In the meantime, watch this Travel Channel feature about the construction of the Verrückt to learn more about it while I go lie down in a dark room for a while.


Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.



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