8 Tallest Water Slides in the World
Adventure seekers find it hard to stay at the four corners of their homes, they always seek for something interesting to try. One thing to look at is amusement park rides, which would give you a spike of adrenaline. But today, there’s actually way more than crazy roller coaster rides.
If you’re looking to up your ante, there are theme parks scattered all over the world that house some of the tallest water slides globally. Here’s a quick peek of some of them:
Verruct Water Slide (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
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Since 2014, Kansas housed the tallest waterslide in the world. Standing at about 168 feet, its starting point is even higher than Niagra Falls and its raft, which fits three persons, would run 45 miles per hour. Sadly (or not), adventure junkies won’t get to experience this in the future as it’s scheduled to close after a 2016 accident.
Kilimanjaro water slide (Mato Grosso, Brazil)
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Situated within the state park of Águas Quentes, Kilimanjaro is just a few feet shorter than Verruct at 164 feet. It is built on a side of a hill, which helps achieve that height and provides the added safety as well. Rumors have it that your body won’t actually touch the slide’s surface until you reach near the bottom part because of its steepness..
Insano Water Slide (Fortaleza, Brazil)
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Situated within the Beach Park, a tourist resort in Brazil, Insano is a body slide that would pull you into 65 miles per hour nose dive. This means, there is no raft to ride on, just you, plummeting onto the 135-feet slide. The ride ends with a four-second drop and a splash into the swimming pool.
The Scorpion’s Tail Water Slide (Wisconsin’s Dells, Wisconsin, USA)
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With Verruct stricken off the list of U.S.-based junkies, Scorpion’s Tail can be another option. It is situated in Noah’s Ark Waterpark in Winsconsin, which is considered as the largest park in the US. What makes this body slide unique is the fact that you don’t need to pull yourself to descend, but its mechanism will. You just have to stand on the platform within the capsule and the platform will plop, forcing into the quick 400-feet fall into the encapsulated slide.
Jumeirah Sceirah Water Slide (Dubai, UAE)
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For those who find US too far a destination, there’s also Jumeirah Sceirah in Dubai as an option. Situated in Wild Wadi Waterpark, Jumeirah Sceirah has a similar scheme with Scorpion’s Tail, wherein the floor where you’re standing would collapse to begin the 102-foot journey at a speed of 80miles per hour.
Free Fall Kamikaze Water Slide (Algarve, Portugal)
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The Free Fall Kamikaze is a 104-foot tall water slide built in 2015 in the Aquashow water park. You’ll get a roller coaster-like kind of fun with the loops of this slide. The journey of the entire trip is at 70 kilometers per hour for a 423 feet long of fun.
Leap of Faith Water Slide (Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas)
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If the mere act of falling from a really tall slide is just easy for you. The Leap of Faith may test your guts. Located in Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas, the vicinity is definitely a paradise and gives you the adventure you need with the 60-foot vertical drop. The added challenge is, jumping in despite the fact that you are actually submerging into a shark-filled body of water. Yes, sharks. You’d remain safe though as you will still be in a tube enclosement underwater.
Cliffhanger and Screaming Serpents (Galveston, Texas, USA)
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In Schlitterbahn Water Parks, there are two options for adrenaline junkies. It’s either you take the Cliffhanger and enjoy the 81-foot drop, or opt the Screaming Serpents, which will give the additional immersive experience that even adds special sound effects. I don’t know about you, but I think the better option is to try both.