Stu (of Eunoia) has already seen this video; but, I'm posting it anyway.
The first riders went down Verruckt on Wednesday July 9, 2014 at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Video by John Sleezer.
The Mamba- Kansas City,Mo- Worlds of Fun
Last February 1, Stu included a comment in an email to me. He wrote, “BTW, a Kansas City amusement park now has the tallest water ride in the world! Looking forward to reading the ride-report by you and HH this summer :-)”
If you can get Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun to shut out the other visitors for a few hours, I’ll arrange to go try out the Mamba ride for you – assuming that’s the ride to which you refer. The first hill takes one 200 feet above ground – which shouldn’t be thrilling to a crop duster! [Note: Although I have hours of flying crop duster planes, Stu has many more hours actually dusting crops! CC]
When our daughters were young, I would take them on the “thrill” rides at the local (now closed) amusement park – to spare their acrophobic father. However, I let their grandparents (in Kansas City) take them to the more crowded venue. I took my nephew on rides at one of the smaller amusement parks in California; but, even when I lived in Florida or California, I did not visit the Disney venues. I’m not bothered by heights or gees, but I am very bothered by crowds. Hate ‘em!
As it worked out, it seems that Stu was not referring to the Mamba ride, (I had missed/ignored "water" in Stu's note - my mind does that sometimes) but to the Verruckt water slide that was scheduled to open in late May. (Opening was delayed for modifications to the slide when the first weighted raft to be sent down it went over the edge. In addition to modifying the slide trough design, a safety net was added that encloses the trough along its length.)
Well...my comments still stand. Either looks like it would be a lot of fun - if they would get the crowds to stay home so that I would have the whole place to myself.
One of the reasons that I use the activity center for swimming and working out is that, as was true today, I am sometimes the only person in the pool, the only person in the women's locker room, AND the only person in the weights room. How fabulous is that!?!