Verrückt at Schlitterbahn grand opening possibly delayed due to mechanical issues

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It looks like guests wanting to ride the tallest water slide in the world will have to wait a bit longer.  The park has ran into some mechanical trouble with the conveyor belt that brings the rafts to the top of the 168 foot slide.

The park had to cancel media days which were scheduled to happen today and tomorrow and possible delay the grand opening which is scheduled for Sunday.

Equipment has been flown in to repair the conveyor belt system but was not able to get it fixed and tested in time for media days.

“This has put us behind, and we will not skip a single step to make sure this puppy is ready,” said Schlitterbahn spokeswoman Winter Prosapio.

Back in April, Verrückt was given the title as the tallest water slide in the world by Guinness World Records, at a height of 168 feet and 7 inches.

The ride was initially targeted to be open on Schlitterbahn’s opening day on May 23, but underwent several delays.

Schlitterbahn said they hope to have a more difinitive answer whether or not an opening day of Sunday is possible later today.

We will update you when we hear more from Schlitterbahn

via Kansas City




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