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The World’s Tallest Water Slide Opens May 23


If you’re afraid of heights, you might want to skip your next visit to the Schlitterbarn Water Park in Kansas City, where the world’s tallest waterslide is set to open Memorial Day weekend.

At 168 feet and 7 inches high, the Verrückt – which means “insane” in German, and rightly so – is taller than Niagara Falls and the Statue of Liberty, and beat out Rio de Janeiro’s Kilimanjaro for the title of world’s tallest water slide. Adrenaline junkies who decide to brave this beast will descend in a four-person raft at speeds of up to 70 mph.

Schlitterbahn also released a video that shows just how tall – and terrifying – this new slide will be. Hold on to your bathing caps, people!

Rebecca Hiscott is Travel + Leisure's digital intern. Follow her on Twitter at @rebeccahiscott.

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