The Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City is constructing what will be the world's tallest waterslide. Seeing the nosebleed-inducing view from the top of its approximately 140-foot-tall frame, we're definitely not going to second guess that claim. The waterslide is being called the Verrükt MEG-A-BLASTER and you might just have to have a screw loose to ride it.
At the bottom of the wedgie-assuring 140-foot drop, designer and Schlitterbahn co-owner Jeff Henry seems to have decided it was a good idea to catapult riders into the stratosphere by adding a sizable hill to the slide. The feeling of flight will only be enhanced by the near complete lack of life-saving sides on the chute.
There's a chance that sides or nets or walls or something capable of saving riders lives will be implemented before the MEG-A-BLASTER is completed next year. Little can be done, however to dislodge the feeling of impending doom that riders will get when they look down upon the world's fastest, tallest, and steepest waterslide ever made, knowing that they'll have to ride it to get back to terra firma.