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World's Tallest Waterslide Unveils Terrifying Video Tour

"Verrukt," which translates into "insane" in German, is being touted as the world's tallest waterslide and already seared itself in our nightmares when its construction was announced back in November.

Now the Kansas City, Kansas based waterslide of terror, which you'll find at Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark, has a virtual tour video that will inevitably find a way to haunt our dreams. 

17 stories high (taller than Brazil's 134.5 foot tall "Insano"). 264 steps to get to the top. 65 miles per hour speed. (And those seemingly low sides!!)


Those stairs. Nope. 


(H/T: / Towleroad)


"Verruckt" sounds a lot like "You're F****d!"

That would be, "verfickt", haha.

Hahahaha!! Awesome!
I can see the their lawyers in court, "Look we told them right in the name of the ride".

Thanks for sharing this nice info expect some more in near future.

If you look at the top of the slide, it has rollers that are made to help a tube get going. Also, the video says you and three friends which indicates it will be a tube slide not a body slide. This information may also be gathered by the tube ramp on the side.. Bring it on! I will ride it :D

Verruckt is the correct spelling in German

without the Umlaut over the u of course...

There is a slide in Moncton NB, Canada and it is a fraction of the size and people have lifted off, I can't imagine what might happen here. Woman should definitely wear a 1

either way, the unibomber is in jail

If you don't have the guts then why are you even typing on here. Looks like a rush that I need!!! Lol

I weight 125 pounds I would have to bring weights 40 pounds each hand just to stay on the thing and tell the tale.


I believe he meant "40# weights for each hand" to keep him on the slide...

What's wrong with "weights, 40 pounds each"?

Not forty individual kinds of weights.

Does Schliitterbahn mean "shit yer pants" in German?!!

Be cooler if it was a body slide...just sayin


Would you not think that if you catch air you would fly right of the thing!

Completely agree, catch air and then drop 10 storeys to your death at the bottom, OMG


It can be both. Get a dictionary smart ass.

the way to keep the line short and weed out the men from the boys would be to make you carry the tube up.  shit, once at the top sliding down will look a lot more welcoming than having o walk down

 Sorry, not for me!  I love rollercoasters but this seems too much....have fun guys!

we have a slide 12 times taller than this p#ssy slide

12 times huh? Show me a picture then keyboard warrior.

ITS JOHN LENNON! He is obviously commenting from HEAVEN! Can't wait to slide down with you John!

Obviously you don't or your slide would be the tallest water slide in the world.  Don't be such a hater just because you know how to type.

You might need special shorts for this one!

Swim diaper.  No matter your age or continence level.

This is "contract signing" slide... or will be. Watch. It will happen.

That's exactly what I was thinking....

The SchlitterShitter!

I am so ready for this!!!!!!

You mean ShitterSchlitter!? 

I would totally go on that slide. Looks like lots of fun so u might break a bone or all still looks fun 2 me haha

I am sure walls will be constructed on the slide. Lets see what it looks like when it is done.

I would do this in a second!!!!

It says you and three friends people, which means this will be a tube ride.  Not a body slide. 

you're right. that could also be gathered from the ramp next to the slide for tubes.

German verrückt
English: mad, crazy, screwy, daft

I know nothing won't stop me for going down it once lol

Is your double negative there intentionally;)

Intentional? Maybe?

I bet there will be lots of BROWN WATER to slow down in----lol

Someone is going to die on this on the first day. Calling it now. Too fast, sides to low, someone will lose control and go flying off the slide. Terrible to even think this was a good idea. 

I agree. This is far too dangerous. u could suffer the rest of your life if you injure your back badly due to the slopes having too sharp of an angle etc.

Is no one going to catch that this man is Sir Isaac FUCKING Newton here?!?! I think he has a right to his two-cents.

No one needs ur bit h

I absolutely agree this is ridiculous

which one of you are waterslide engineers is what I want to know.  how can you say people are going to die.  ignorance in bliss i guess

Waterslide engineers?  Like the people who designed the "Loop" at Action Park?

That Loop at Action Park was designed by some idiot employee who worked at Action Park, and they admitted to 'winging the design' with no safety measures other than guestimating the angles/momentum and testing it with a simulated "human" sack. And yes there are engineers who design water slides and it would be business suicide to invest so much into a slide this large without proper assurances and safety checks both internally as well as externally/independent such as insurance companies and the like.

Action Park was INSANE!!!!


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