Source – usatoday.com/
By – Melanie Eversley
Category – Hotel Marketing Consultants
A photo of an under-construction waterslide in Kansas City, Kansas, with what looks to be a right-angle drop has social media users gawking and expressing fear.
The Verruckt Meg-A-Blaster is being called the world’s tallest and fastest waterslide and the park where it is being built says it will shatter records set by another slide in Brazil, which is 134.5 feet high and moves at 65.2 mph, the Amusement Today website reports. The slide at Kansas City’s Schlitterbahn park will debut May 23, when the park opens for the season, according to the Kansas City Star.
Verruckt is the German word for “insane.”
The park will not reveal the details on speed and height until the slide opens, but a photo being distributed on social media appears to show a slide that falls at nearly a right angle with the ground.
“This new Meg-A-Blaster speed slide … is going to be a game changer for our industry,” Schlitterbahn co-owner Jeff Henry said in a news release. “Our greatest challenge will be to find thrill seekers brave enough to ride.”
Social media users reading posts or stories about the slide said they would be too frightened to try the slide.
One reader at the gawker.com site said, “I just feel like you’d fall off the side at some point and that would not be fun.”
“My fear of heights/falling dreams look cuddly and fun compared to this,” wrote another reader.
Source – usatoday.com/story/news/2013/11/20/waterslide-tallest-fastest-kansas-city/3648401/