Get ready to ride. Verrückt, the world's tallest water slide, is finally opening on Thursday at Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark. The 17-story, 168-foot-tall ride in Kansas City, Kansas, was originally scheduled to open May 23 but the date was pushed back three times for more testing and then to fix problems with the conveyor belt.
To date, the Florida-based (of course) company has sold over 100 yachter-slides, which have deposited countless billionaires into the ocean. Because no two ships are alike, Freestyle designs each slide from scratch, and pricing is calculated accordingly. But with the company’s FAQ peppered with phrases like, “The number of crew members needed to set up your slide will be determined by the size of your slide and the accessibility of an on-board crane,” don’t expect a water slide to be a cheap thrill.
The slides have been especially popular with charter companies, who can advertise their yachts as having an amenity that their competitors lack. One featuring one of the tallest available Freestyle water slides commands rates that start at $110,000 a week.
Freestyle Cruisers designs and builds custom inflatable water slides that hang off the decks of some of the world’s finest yachts, transforming even the most staid ship into a private Typhoon Lagoon. They’re available in sizes up to 39 feet, though Freestyle will build slides as short as six and a half feet.
Tropical Water Slide
33'x9'x14' - $2,095