POV Footage of the World's Tallest Water Slide


NPR – It’s like sliding off the top of a 15-story building on nothing more than an air mattress. That’s the experience promised by the Verrückt, the attraction called the world’s tallest water slide by the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City. The giant water slide stands at 168 feet tall, resembling a NASA launchpad as it towers over its surroundings. Instead of a rocket, the slide launches people on a large raft that organizers say will reach speeds topping 60 mph before it comes to rest after completing an initial large drop that’s followed by a second rise and fall. The Schlitterbahn Development Group recently posted video of the first humans to try the ride, with water park designer Jeff Henry and ride engineer John Schooley testing their work. A “raw” version of the footage, without a musical soundtrack, includes several profanities. The company says its test camera stopped working during the test run.


And now another POV version with weird German techno music:


And now the reason they keep pushing back the opening:



It’s just like on Roller Coaster Tycoon when your ride would crash. That always sucked. People stopped coming to the park cause they heard it was unsafe. So you’d have to put out the coupons and hire more immigrants to sweep up the puke. And no matter how many immigrants you hired, they could never clean up the puke fast enough. I miss that game.