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Long-Anticipated World's Tallest Water Slide Is Now Open for Business (Video)
Mashable ^ | 7-9-2014 | JESSICA PLAUTZ

Posted on 07/10/2014 12:41:04 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

Before park visitors go down the slide, they'll have to go up: 264 stairs to a platform higher than the Statue of Liberty and Niagara Falls.

Before even being allowed to climb the stairs, visitors must step onto a scale to ensure the combined weight of the two or three people who will be on a single raft does not exceed 550 pounds. After passing that, a park worker reads a two-page list that is part warning and part disclaimer.

One of the warnings listed is the possibility of death.

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To: Citizen Zed

Nope.


2 posted on 07/10/2014 12:42:37 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please Support Free Republic.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Can that be placed at the border and slide each child back into Mexico?


3 posted on 07/10/2014 12:43:15 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Citizen Zed

Move it to D.C., and force you too look at pictures of the nations decline all the way down an actual slippery slope.

I would then replace the water at the bottom with a brick wall...for that extra bit of realism.


4 posted on 07/10/2014 12:44:33 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Citizen Zed

Is that a 180 degree slope?


5 posted on 07/10/2014 12:45:56 PM PDT by AU72
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To: samiam1972
In order to prepare for the opening, the slide needed some adjustments. The rafts, which were originally intended to hold four people, now hold three. The slope of the hill was changed to a "more gentle" 22 degrees, but was heightened by 11 feet. The structure is 168 feet tall.

They made it safer, put nets up, you'd be crazy not to go on it.

6 posted on 07/10/2014 12:46:38 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Citizen Zed

Soylent Green Soup!


7 posted on 07/10/2014 12:46:41 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Citizen Zed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56gYUxlRBHs


8 posted on 07/10/2014 12:50:04 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Citizen Zed

I grew up before water parks existed - we called them lakes. That contraption is way too high for this old geezer but when I was 16, no problem.


9 posted on 07/10/2014 12:51:03 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Get out of my country now)
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To: Citizen Zed

That’s what my wife’s German riding instructor used to say: Das Pferd ist varruect! He was.


10 posted on 07/10/2014 12:51:25 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Citizen Zed

The possibility of death is what makes it fuuuuuuuunnn.


11 posted on 07/10/2014 12:52:14 PM PDT by Argus
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
One of the warnings listed is the possibility of death.

"Sponsored by Garmin!"

12 posted on 07/10/2014 12:56:00 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: wagglebee

I live close by....in less than an hour I could be on that ride.

I fairly confident I never will, though.

Sadly, I don’t think it will stay open for very long...somebody will get severely hurt or killed.


13 posted on 07/10/2014 1:03:10 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I’ll see you Nope and raise ya a Hell NO!!!


14 posted on 07/10/2014 1:08:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: centurion316

What is “varruect”?


15 posted on 07/10/2014 1:23:15 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Last sign before ride:

YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE DARWIN AWARDS!


16 posted on 07/10/2014 1:24:31 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

watching those sandbags fly off in various directions sure is calming.

lol


17 posted on 07/10/2014 1:25:33 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: wagglebee

Did you see my last response? There is not a chance in this world that I will ever get on that thing. For starters, the climb up there alone would kill me. The wait during that climb would kill me if the climb hadn’t already. I’m not a big fan of long lines. We already have Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun that we’ll never go to because I just can’t handle stuff like that. I’m a puker. It’s not happening. Never never never.


18 posted on 07/10/2014 1:29:01 PM PDT by samiam1972 ("It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."-Mother Teresa)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

verruckt is german for “crazy”


19 posted on 07/10/2014 1:33:34 PM PDT by TheConservator ("I spent my life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless, but not men.")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I see missing arms and legs in their future...


20 posted on 07/10/2014 1:41:07 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: TheConservator

The horse is crazy? LOL


21 posted on 07/10/2014 1:46:18 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Yeah, baby! I’m in.


22 posted on 07/10/2014 1:53:55 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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