Kansas City's Schlitterbahn water park has been testing a massive 17-story water slide with heavy sandbag for months, and now the 168-foot Verrückt is finally ready for human test subjects. And of course, they took the plunge with cameras on, so you can pee yourself vicariously from the comfort of your home.

Verrückt, German for something like "go insane," was originally supposed to open for the media on Memorial Day weekend, but test rafts hit some glitches that stopped them just before the ride's largest drop—about 50 feet.

There were also rumors that entire rafts full of sandbags were tossed into the air at the end of the ride—which turned out to be true, making the whole thing even more terrifying.

Here's the raw GoPro footage from the first drop, so you can experience the run with no background music and more "whoa, shit!" from the riders.


The slide doesn't have an official opening date, and park representatives have said they'll keep pushing it back until they're confident it's ready. Safety netting has already been added to the length of the slide to protect riders as they descend at a a reported 65 MPH.

[H/T Daily Dot]