SO HAVE YOU RIDDEN IT?
r u INSANE?
Our very own Wizard of Water, Jeff Henry, took on the challenge. He calls Verrückt “a monster” and once you see it, you’ll agree. Jeff has invented a whole host of water innovations including uphill water coasters, inland surfing, and transportainment. It’s only fitting he’d lay claim to the World’s Tallest Waterslide.
WHY BUILD THE WORLD TALLEST WATERSLIDE IN KANSAS CITY?
We wanted our Kansas City Park to have an iconic ride all to itself. It’s taller than Niagara Falls, taller than the Statue of Liberty from her toes to the torch. It’s twice the height of the tallest wave ever surfed. Just goes to show you, when Schlitterbahn has fun with water we are always willing to go to record heights!
WHY IS IT A FOUR-PERSON RAFT INSTEAD OF A SINGLE PERSON SLIDE?
At Schlitterbahn we love rides that encourage people to share the experience. Many people will ride with a friend or loved one when they wouldn’t consider riding alone.
CAN YOU RIDE IT ALONE?
It will require four riders. Besides, it’s more fun if someone is screaming in your ear.
IS THIS THE ONLY SLIDE LIKE THIS?
We are building smaller versions in other parks. Only Kansas City is getting the record breaker.
AREN’T THERE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WON’T RIDE A RIDE THIS INTENSE?
Absolutely. Fortunately we have a whole park filled with water rides that are fun in a less insane way.
DO YOU HAVE TO BE INSANE TO RIDE VERRÜCKT?
Maybe just a little.
ISN’T THE HILL A LITTLE HIGH?
Darn right. And it required new technology to blast riders up that five story hill. But given that Jeff Henry and his team literally invented uphill water coasters, they were up for creating the technology needed to make it happen.