PHOTOS: World's Tallest, Fastest Water Slide Under Construction in Kansas City


Verruckt, the world's tallest water slide. - SCHLITTERBAHN
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  • Verruckt, the world's tallest water slide.

Need a summer dream to get you through months of Missouri winter? We've got just the thing.

Schlitterbahn is building the world's tallest and fastest water slide in Kansas City. Named for the German word for "insane," Verruckt has 264 steps leading to the top, where four-person rafts will take riders down at 65 mph.

  • Schlitterbahn

Verruckt is a one-of-a-kind ride, so Schlitterbahn had to design a specific conveyor to transport the rafts seventeen stories in the air to the top, according to the company's

  • Schlitterbahn

The ride's exact height is still a secret, but officials promise it will be taller than the current record-holder in Brazil.


The ride opens May 23.

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