It is deemed as the tallest water slide in the world, and it is now open at a Kansas City, Kansas water park. The Verrückt water slide at Schlitterbahn Water Park comes in at 17-stories and is 168-feet-tall. The slide was deemed the tallest in the world by the Guinness World Records in April. The water slide was scheduled to open in May, but was pushed back to undergo more testing. The ride opened this week. Riders must be at least 14 years old and sit three people to a raft. To get to the top of the ride, you must climb 264 stairs to the platform, which is higher than Niagara Falls and the Statue of Liberty. The ride itself reaches a speed of 60 mph as it drops down then climbs back a 50 foot hill.
As for the name, verrückt means “insane” in German.