The current tallest waterslide in the world is Brazil's Insano, standing 134.5 feet high, with riders hitting speeds of 62.5 mph. The Meg-a-Blaster should go a little faster and, with a second hill at the bottom and my lack of a physics degree leaving me flummoxed, I can't see how people won't go flying off the end of the flume and into the sunset.
Just how insane is the record-setting waterslide currently being erected at the Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark? Let's just say they didn't name it Verruckt (that's German for "insane") for nothing.
Dubbed "the world’s tallest, fastest and most extreme waterslide," the VERRUCKT MEG-A-BLASTER will reportedly "tower" over the current tallest waterslide — Brazil's 134.5-foot tall "Insano."
The final height will be formally announced once construction has been completed.
Not insane enough for you? You might think differently once you're "speed sliding" down the Verruckt at over 65 miles per hour with three of your buddies.
That's right: The Meg-A-Blaster is a four-person raft slide with an extra hump thrown in for good measure.
Announced last year and originally slated to open this year, the project is now expected to be completed in time for Opening Day 2014.
"This new MEG-A-BLASTER speed-slide is going to wow our guests and is going to be a game changer for our industry," Schlitterbahn co-owner Jeff Henry said in a statement. "Our greatest challenge will be to find thrill seekers brave enough to ride."