The World's Tallest Waterslide Had Better End With the World's Deepest Pool

By Gerald Lynch on at

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 Spring 2014, dropping people from nearly 140 feet up.

The current tallest waterslide in the world is Brazil's Insano, standing 134.5 feet high, with riders hitting speeds of 62.5 mph. 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]