Verruckt means insane in German, and that’s exactly what this crazy water slide is, at 17 stories high. It’s taller than Niagara Falls and the Statue of Liberty from toes to torch, as well as twice the height of the tallest wave ever surfed. Before even reaching the ride, you’ll need to climb a towering 264 stairs, and then, a specially designed raft will take you and three other riders plummeting down in speeds excess of 65mph. This attraction is set to open in May 2014 at Schlitterbahn in Kansas City. Continue reading for a video and more information.
According to Layne Pitcher, Schlitterbahn’s director of marketing and sales: “Verruckt is designed to attract adrenaline junkies who are always looking for that next biggest, coolest thrill. The company decided to go with four-person rafts because they want to encourage people to share the experience. It’s more fun if someone is screaming in your ear.”