Kansas City not on your destination bucket list? Nor ours. Until now, at least, as they're using the "bigger is better" formula to lure us in with the world's tallest, steepest, wildest water slide. Verrückt, which means “insane” in German, opens this spring at the Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark, and will enter the record books when it does.
What makes Verrückt so verrückt? It’s three feet higher than Niagara Falls. It’s steep enough to combine a massive drop with an uphill blast over 50" high. All told it's 17 stories -- so after climbing 264 steps, you and three friends can simultaneously kamikaze at speeds of around 65mph.