April 25, 2014

Verruckt Construction (Schlitterbahn)

Today is the official measurement party for Verruckt.

Today we will finally get to find out just how tall this slide is going to be.

The park GM and Governor of the the State of Kansas welcome the press to this historic event.

CEO of Schlitterbahn talking about how Verruckt even came to be.

The official from Guinness World Records addresses the crowd.

The tape measure drops showcasing how tall the slide is.

168'7" tall is the official height.

The presentation of the plaque stating that Verruckt is a world-record holder.

The park GM and company CEO thank everyone for attending.

The creative minds behind the slide pose for a photo in one of the ride's rafts.

Here is a better look at the plaque presented to the park for the ride.

The Schlitterbahn family takes a group photo.

Now let's take a closer look at this attraction.  We'll start off with the first drop and conveyor belt back up to the load platform.

Here is where the rafts will engage the lift and head up to the top.

This is definitely going to be a "huff-and-puff" staircase to the top.

Here you can see the conveyor belt has a long straight section before the climb.

Here is where the return river meets the start of the conveyor belt.

More of the that return river.

Here is that airtime hill.

Which then culminates in this run out area.

I'm not sure how the raft will stop so quickly but apparently they have faith that it will.

That's all from Schlitterbahn today.  I would imagine that testing will begin soon.