Monday, February 18, 2013

List of the World's Tallest Water Slides

Current list of the tallest water slides on planet earth. This unfinished list will be altered occasionally as new slides are to be entered and categorized from tallest downwards.



    • Kilimanjaro 
    • Location: Barra Do Pirai; Brazil
    • Water Park: Aguas Quentes Country Club
    • Type: Freefall body slide
    • Drop Height: 164 feet / 49 meters
    • Rough Speed: 56-60mph / 91km/h
    • Slide currently holds the record for the highest drop height on a water slide. The slide utilizes the side of a hill to safely extend it further upwards, and digs into the side of it to achieve its great drop height.

    • Insano 
    • Location: (Northeast Region?); Brazil
    • Water Park: Beach Park
    • Type: Freefall body slide
    • Height: 135 feet / 41 meters
    • Rough Speed: 65mph / 105km/h
    • Currently the tallest freestanding water slide in the world.

    • Spacemaker 
    • Location: Jesolo, Venezia; Italy
    • Water Park: Aqualandia
    • Type: Freefall inline raft slide
    • Height: 132 feet / (42 meters?)
    • Rough Speed: 62mph / 100 km/h
    • This 4 person inline raft slide has an impressive 60 degree slope for it's drop. Note: Multiple sources record this water slide being 132 feet tall (40 meters) tall, while others have it at 42 meters (137 feet).

    • Summit Plummet 
    • Location: Orlando, Florida; USA
    • Water Park: Walt Disney World's Blizzard Beach
    • Type: Freefall body slide
    • Height: 120 feet / 36.6 meters
    • Rough Speed: 55mph / 89km/h
    • Currently the tallest and fastest water slide in North America.

    • VertiGO
    • Location: Benidorm, Alicante; Spain
    • Water Park: Aqualandia
    • Type: Trap-door free-fall slide
    • Height: 108 feet / 33 meters
    • Opened in August 1, 2013! Technically breaks the previous record, held by King Khajuna, for being the tallest free-fall water slide in Europe, although this slide utilizes a trap-door beginning.
    • Source 1
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    • Jumeirah Sceirah (Previous Version)
    • Location: Dubai; UAE
    • Water Park: Wild Wadi
    • Type: Body slide. Not a freefall slide.
    • Height: 108 feet / 33 meters
    • Rough Speed: 50mph / 80km/h
    • Jumeirah Sceirah has, since it's original version, undergone a new form. Instead of its usual one flume three drop course, it now has two tunneled trap door flumes that have two drops.

    • Stukas BOOM
    • Location: Localita Fossalta, Lazise; Italy
    • Water Park: Caneva World Aquapark
    • Type: Dual Trap-Door Body Slides
    • Height: 105 feet / 32 meters
    • Source 1, Source 2 [video],
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    • Xpirado
    • Location: Rio Quente, State of Goias; Brazil
    • Water Park: Hot Park
    • Type: Body Slide
    • Height: 105 feet / 32 meters
    • Features a helix, followed by a sloped drop. Possibly built onto hill.

    • King Khajuna
    • Location: Salou, Tarragona; Spain
    • Water Park: PortAventura's Aquatic Park
    • Type: Freefall body slide
    • Height: 102 feet / 31 meters
    • Rough Speed: 6 meters per second
    • Opened May 18, 2013! Claims record for Europe's tallest freefall slide. 55 degree slope. Source 1, Source 2, Source 3
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    • Location: Santa Claus, Indiana; USA
    • Water Park: Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
    • Type: Family Raft Slide
    • Height: 102 feet / 31 meters

    • H2-Oh-No!
    •  Location: Vernon Township, New Jersey; USA
    • Water Park: Mountain Creek Water Park
    • Type: Freefall body slide
    • Height: 99 feet / 30 meters

    • The Beast
    •  Location: Calvia, Majorca; Spain
    • Water Park: Western Water Park
    • Type: Freefall body slide
    • Height: 97.5 feet / 30 Meters

    • Tower of Power
    • Location: Tenerife, Canary Island; Spain
    • Water Park: Siam Park
    • Type: Freefall body slide
    • Height: 91 feet / 28 meters

    • Slush Gusher
    • Location: Orlando, Florida; USA
    • Water Park: Walt Disney World's Blizzard Beach
    • Type: Triple-dip body slide
    • Height: 90 feet / 27.4 meters
    • Sits below Summit Plummet freefall body slide.
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    • Cliffhanger
    • Location: Marietta, Georgia; USA
    • Water Park: Six Flags White Water
    • Type: Freefall body slide
    • Height: 90 feet / 27 meters

Omitted:
    • Verruckt (Formerly "Meg-A-Blaster")
      • Location: Kansas City, Kansas; USA
      • Water Park: Schlitterbahn Kansas City
      • Type: Freefall Master Blaster
      • Still under construction; Statistical information has yet to be released; Planned to beat current tallest record holder Kilimanjaro's height record (135ft. / 41m). Also planned to have a large hill after initial record-setting drop.
      • Source 1Source 2
    • Deep Water Dive
      • Location: Louisville, Kentucky; USA
      • Water Park: Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay 
      • Type: Freefall body slide
      • Height: 121 feet / 36.9 meters
      • Still under construction. Announced to open along with the amusement park's reopening in May of 2014. Planned to be North America's tallest body slide, above Summit Plummet (120 feet / 36.6 meters). 70 degree slope.
    • Point of No Return
      • Location: Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin; USA
      • Water Park: Noah's Ark Water Park
      • Type: Freefall body slide
      • Height: 10 stories (Projected between 90 to 100 feet tall)
      • Height information not specific enough.
    • Turbo Twisters
      • Location: Myrtle Beach, 
      • Water Park: Myrtle Waves
      • Type: Enclosed body slides
      • Height: 10 stories (projected to be 100 feet tall)
      • Height information not specific enough.
    If you have a suggestion for a water slide to be entered into this list, please leave one in the comment box below, or email me at marcus@waterslidedatabase.com. Just make sure the slide is one of the taller/tallest one(s) you know (recommended: slides above 90ft tall). Thank you! :-)

    6 comments:

    1. AnonymousJune 16, 2013

      Western waterpark in palma de mallorca has a 97.5 ft freefall slide

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      1. Thank you! Really appreciate this.

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    2. Vertigo in aqualandia Benidorm has a 33 metres. It´s a freefall slide

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    3. Xpirado in HotPark Goiania-GO Brazil 32m

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