World's Craziest Waterslides

Wild Vortex water slide at Wilderness at the Smokies, TN
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Warning: the latest, craziest waterslides will make you want to twist and shout.

Wild Vortex

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Where: Wilderness at the Smokies, TN 

This water-park resort has indoor rides—with a giant glass roof—that keep the thrills coming all year long. But adrenaline junkies will want to head outdoors for the newest challenge: the 66-foot-tall Wild Vortex, which debuted in June 2012.

While the ride lasts only seven seconds, don’t underestimate the rush you can get from its sharp vertical plunge and a gravity-powered loop-the-loop, which riders experience at a 2.5 g-force.

Crazy Fact: Don’t like surprises? Well, be warned that the first 39-foot free fall is initiated by the sudden release of a trap door.

Wild Vortex water slide at Wilderness at the Smokies, TN

World's Craziest Waterslides

Wild Vortex

Where: Wilderness at the Smokies, TN 

This water-park resort has indoor rides—with a giant glass roof—that keep the thrills coming all year long. But adrenaline junkies will want to head outdoors for the newest challenge: the 66-foot-tall Wild Vortex, which debuted in June 2012.

While the ride lasts only seven seconds, don’t underestimate the rush you can get from its sharp vertical plunge and a gravity-powered loop-the-loop, which riders experience at a 2.5 g-force.

Crazy Fact: Don’t like surprises? Well, be warned that the first 39-foot free fall is initiated by the sudden release of a trap door.

Courtesy of Wilderness at the Smokies
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