The World’s Tallest Waterslide Better End In The World’s Deepest Pool

Either that or there’s going to be a lot of squished people needing to be scraped off the tiles at the deep end. Currently under construction at the Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City, the Meg-a-Blaster slide will open in the second quarter of 2014, dropping people from over 40m up.

The current tallest waterslide in the world is Brazil’s Insano, standing 40m high, with riders hitting speeds of 100km/h. 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. [Imgur]

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