When it comes to water slides, water park lovers are always expecting something extraordinary waiting for them, something that they will be talking about for a long time afterwards. A 120 ft drop at 60 km/h is more like music to their ears and this is the reason why engineers of today keep pushing their creative boundaries to come up with an ultimate daredevil of a slide; the one that will bring the screams out of them. As a result, today’s water slides are not just plain water slides, they are well engineered pieces of art specially designed to give the visitors a one of a kind experience.
From Brazil all the way to Dubai, these are the tallest, sharpest and the craziest water slides in the world.
- The Verrückt — Schlitterbahn, Kansas City
The slide stands at an intimidating 168ft and 7inches. It has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest water slide in the world. Here is what the slide actually looks like.
- The Scorpion’s Tail — Noah’s Ark Waterpark, Wisconsin
This slide is almost as deadly as it sounds. It hardly takes 5-7 seconds to complete. The idea of the slide lies in the floor beneath it. In the safety of the clear capsule, the floor vanishes and the drop initiates; and it is after this drop that the actual adventure begins.
- Twister and Speedy — Sonnetherme Lutzmannsburg Thermal Spa, Austria
Can’t get enough of the adrenaline rush, craving for more, then this ride is for you. Speedy features a descent of 460ft at a breakneck speed, while Twister which is a thrilling flume whichsprawls at a staggering 660ft drop.
- Faser — Galaxy Erding, Germany
This one right here is an example of German engineering at its best. Faser’s riders regularly achieve speeds in excess of 45km/h.
- Jumeirah Sceirah — Wild Wadi Waterpark, Dubai
Situated in the glorious surroundings of Dubai, the Jumeirah Sceirah is an awe-inspiring slide that completes its drop in just a few seconds at the speed of 50km/h. This is not for the lighthearted individuals.
- Insano — Beach Park, Brazil
This was previously recognized as the tallest water slide in the world. Brazil’s Insano stands at an intimidating 14 storeys highand descends at the speed of 65km/h. This one is truly a one of a kind slide that can quench the thirst for an ultimate thrill ride.
- Leap of Faith — Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas
Last but not the least; Leap of Faith is an example of what water slides of today have transformed into. The Bahamas might be very well known for spending peaceful time and relaxing, but this is a perfect contrast to what the Bahamas stand for. It is a memorable flume ride that plunges the riders from a 60ft height, hurtling through a transparent tunnel in a shark-filled lagoon. This one is a masterpiece indeed.
We believe the above list is enough to give any water park enthusiasts the adrenaline rush needed to curb his thirst of being on the most insane slides of them all. For more interesting discussions follow our blog and if you have any particular topic related to water parks that you want us to write about, please mention it in the below comments section.
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