by William Crum
It finally happened, the world’s largest waterslide called Verruckt, which means insane, will open tomorrow. After many months of testing the slide finally will be open.
Today, there was a preview of the slide and everyone who rode the slide said it was awesome, including Kansas City, Kan., Mayor Mark Holland.
“I’m a roller coaster fan and I thoroughly enjoyed the new waterslide,” Holland said. “It will take your breath away. I didn’t have any trouble going up the stairs, because I use the stairs whenever I can at the City Hall.”
Jeff Henry, one of the owners of Schlitterbahn, said, “When I designed this waterslide I wanted it to be the best waterslide that was ever made.”
Jamie Haggerty, who works for the Board of Public Utilities at the Muncie water plant, said it was amazing. “It will truly take your breath away,” he said. Jamie is a three-year veteran at the Muncie water station. He lives close and has watched the water slide being built.
“I cannot wait until it was done,” he said.
Another Wyandotte County resident, Philip Brown, who is an engineer at the water department, said it was awesome.
In the future, I, like a lot of residents in Wyandotte County plan to try the new waterslide myself.
Tomorrow will be the first day that the slide is open to the public. The lines for the ride will probably be long, so definitely go early. The park is at 94th and State Avenue in Kansas City, Kan.
On Wednesday, the Schlitterbahn website said it is a soft opening and the hours may vary. Another page on the Schlitterbahn website said the Verruckt plans to open around noon each day beginning Thursday, July 10. The park opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 8 p.m. in July. Admission price listed on the website starts at $36.99 for adults and $28.99 for children 3-11 years old. For more information on when the Schlitterbahn Waterpark will be open go to the website, www.schlitterbahn.com.