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Things to Do in Summer: waterslide

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Ride a Waterslide

Adrenaline junkies will want to take a ride on one of the world’s craziest waterslides. Try the 66-foot-tall Wild Vortex, which opened in 2012 at Wilderness at the Smokies in Tennessee. If you’re not ophidiophobic, catch a ride on the King Cobra waterslide at New Jersey’s Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, which allows riders to zip up to 32 mph. Need to cool off during your Disney World vacation this summer? Head to Mount Gushmore’s Summit Plummet slide at Blizzard Beach water park. From the top of the faux mountain, riders take a vertical plunge straight down to the base of the mountain, plummeting 120 feet (about 12 stories) at a speed of 60 mph. Read on for more of the craziest waterslides to visit this summer.


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