Get in line if you dare — world’s tallest water slide opens Thursday

BY Lorna Baldwin  July 8, 2014 at 3:47 PM EDT

It’s named the Verrückt, which in German means “insane”.

At 168 feet tall, or 17 stories high, it has the seal of approval from Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest water slide. To be among the first to ride it, get in line on Thursday at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kansas, but be forewarned: its opening has already been delayed twice for additional testing.

The first humans to take the test plunge were the slide’s engineer and the designer of the water park, seen in the video above. Those brave enough to try the slide will ride in four-person rafts at speeds of 60 to 70 per hour.