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Insane Germans Invade Kansas

from The Kansas City Star

Verrückt water slide to open at Schlitterbahn Thursday

BY KATHY LU / THE KANSAS CITY STAR

A test raft on the Verruckt water slide Wednesday morning at the Schlitterbahn water parkJOHN SLEEZER/THE KANSAS CITY STAR

The world’s tallest water slide is finally, finally set to open.

Officials at Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kan., announced Tuesday that Verrückt will open to the public on Thursday.

At 168 feet, 7 inches, Verrückt was certified in April as the tallest water slide in the world by Guinness World Records. Riders, who must be at least 54 inches tall and 14 years old, will have to climb 264 steps to reach the three-person raft.

The ride — its German name means “insane” — was originally set to open on May 23, when Schlitterbahn opened for the season.

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Posted on July 11, 2014 by Editor

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