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First man tries out world's longest water slide

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's gone through several delays, and adrenaline seeking thrill riders are waiting for the opening of The Verrückt - the world’s largest water slide.

The public, even members of the media, haven’t yet been able to get a ride as architects at Schlitterbahn Park in Kansas City conduct ongoing safety checks.  Now, the park has released footage of real, live humans riding the water slide.

This point-of-view video shows designer Jeff Henry and ride engineer John Schooley as they go down the slide themselves...and live to tell about it!

 The Verrückt, a German word for “the Crazy”, is a 168-foot water slide, featuring a 50-foot drop that is taller than Niagara Falls and the previous water slide record holder, Kilimanjaro in Brazil.

It was supposed to open several times and there’s no official word on when the ride will be open to the public.
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