The world’s tallest water slide, Verruckt, is scheduled to open Thursday after several months of delay at the Schlitterbahn Kansas City Waterpark.
The ride was scheduled to open last month but mechanical issues reportedly got in the way. Spokeswoman Winter Prosapio told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that the problem has been resolved and the 168-foot-tall attraction is ready for the public.
"We want you to feel like you're coming out of a cannon and getting shot out and then falling straight down," water park designer Jeff Henry said, during an appearance in June on "Xtreme Waterparks," a show on the Travel Channel, according to the LATimes.
Thrill seekers will reportedly have to climb nearly 300 steps to the top and four people will be allowed on each of the slide’s rafts. The raft will then plunge down at a speed of more than 60 miles per hour.
A county-state agency inspected the ride for structural reliability, which did not include rider-safety inspection, the Times reported, citing KMBC News.
"This ride is almost a hybrid between a waterpark ride and a roller coaster, so we are going with the more conservative waterpark guidelines," Prosapio reportedly said, adding that a media preview is scheduled to take place Wednesday.
In April, Guinness World Records certified Verruckt, which means "insane" in German, as the tallest water slide in the world, leaving behind the nearly 135-foot-tall Insano in Brazil.
The park released footage showing Henry and ride engineer John Schooley successfully taking the plunge.
Check out the video here: