Schlitterbahn Planning ‘Tallest, Fastest’ Water Ride for KCK

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — One Kansas City waterpark has big things in mind for 2013. Big as in “the biggest in the world.”

Schlitterbahn officials say they’re planning to introduce ‘Meg-a-Blaster,” which, according to a company press release, will be the tallest and fastest water ride of its kind.

The theme park company says ‘Meg-a-Blaster’ will combine the best elements of a speedy downhill waterslide with the up-and-down action of a water-based roller coaster.

Schlitterbahn officials won’t specify the planned dimensions of the new ride, but they claim it will be taller and faster than the existing record-holder – the “Insano”, which is located in Fortalez, Brazil.

That ride stands 134.5 feet and can travel as fast as 65.2 miles per hour.

“We’re opening the new attraction in 2013,” said Layne Pitcher with Schlitterbahn. “It should be unlike anything anyone’s seen before.”

“This new ride is going to wow our guests and is going to be a game-changer for our industry,” Jeff Henry, Schitterbahn owner, said via statement.

Schlitterbahn opened its park in Kansas City, Kan. in 2009. The company hasn’t announced a date for construction to begin on the ‘Meg-a-Blaster.’

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