World's tallest water slide ready to open

Last updated 15:25 09/07/2014
Sydney Morning Herald

Taller than the Statue of Liberty, the Verruckt is due to open this Thursday in Kansas in the US. Would you?

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After three delays, the world's tallest water slide is scheduled to open this week in the US.

Officials at Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kansas, said that the public will be able to ride the Verruckt slide on Thursday.

The ride was originally scheduled to open on May 23, when the water park's season began.

The next scheduled opening on June 5 was postponed, and a June 29 date also was delayed.

Park officials have said the delays were needed to allow for more testing.

Guinness World Records in April certified the 17-story, 168-foot-tall attraction as the tallest water slide in the world.

Riders on the Verruckt, which means "insane" in German, plummet at 96.5 kmph to 112.5 kmph on four-person rafts.

It's taller than the Statue of Liberty! Would you?

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