World’s Scariest Ride!

Given the ample supply of cheap traveloptions to visit Kansas City, including cheap airplane tickets, discount hotel rooms, cheap auto rentals, cheapdeals, discounttravel deals, and cheap vacation packages,lovers of scary rides may well want to visit the worlds tallest water slide expectedto open in July at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

This slides 189 foot drop is designed to deliver anextreme thrill ride, according to its designer. This ride is said to be both terrifying and great fun. It will set a new Guinness World Record.

The ride is being called Verruckt which is German forinsane and is five feet taller than the previous record holder, a water slideat a Rio de Janeiro country club.

Verruckt is exactly 168 feet 7 inches tall and has a longerplunge than Niagara Falls.

This ride has more than a single drop. There are three experiences on thisride: start with a three second freefall before launching into a weightless state for a couple of seconds, and thencome down like a roller coaster, with a long splash at the end.

Officials report that top speeds on Verruckt will reach 40to 50 miles per hour which is a little slower than originally planned. The slower speed proved necessary toaccommodate an increased weight limit for riders.

When this ride was first builtits designer found that the ride was too steep and too short. The ride was then re-designed and requiredthe tearing down of two thirds of the slide.

This ride is expected toattract thrill seekers from around the world.

Climbing the stairs to the topof the ride will be challenging. Thereare 260 steps to the top, equal to about 17 stories.

The top 10 water parks inAmerica have waves, reefs, tubing and water slides. Almost 11 million people visited the 10 mostpopular water parks last year, with about four million going to the two DisneyWorld water parks in Florida.

The following were the mostheavily visited water parks in America in 2013:

  • Typhoon Lagoon at Walt Disney World in Orlando,Florida, drew more visitors than any other American water park in 2013, with2.1 million guests.

  • Disneys Blizzard Beach at Walt Disney Worldwas the second most visited water park.

  • Aquatica, SeaWorlds Waterpark in Orlando wasthe third most popular water park and has introduced a new thrill ride calledIhus Breakaway Falls. This rideoffers a drop slide which is the steepest and only multidrop tower slide of itskind in Orlando, according to the park.

  • Wetn Wild in Orlando was the fourth mostvisited water park, with 1.3 million visitors. Its Surf Lagoon features four foot waves in a 17,000 square foot wavepool.

  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resort in NewBraunfels, Texas attracted over a million visitors.

  • Water Country USA, in Williamsburg, Virginiawas the sixth most visited park and offers the largest wave pool inVirginia. Four foot waves at Surfers BayWave Pool commence crashing every 10 minutes, with each wave cycle lastingeight minutes.

  • Adventure Island in Tampa, Florida is home to arelaxing Rambling Bayou ride which consists of a half mile tube ride through arain forest.

  • Schlitterbahn in Galveston, Texas is known forits Cliffhanger Speed Slides. Startingat 81 feet high, riders free fall to reach speeds of almost 40 miles perhour. This park drew over a half millionvisitors.

  • Hyland Hills Water World in Denver, Colorado ishome to the Turbo Racer where riders start headfirst, belly down on a thin mat,streaking down an eight lane, racetrack slide.

  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Arlington, Texasis home to death defying rides such as the Tornado which soaks and thrillsguests during the summer.

The worlds most visited waterpark in 2013 was the Chimelong Waterpark in Guangzhou, China, followed by twoDisney World parks. Water parks in SouthKorea, Brazil, and Australia joined other Orlando, Florida parks to round outthe worlds most popular (top 10) water parks.
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