Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by KCMax » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:56 am

FangKC wrote:Images: World's tallest water slide under construction at Schlitterbahn

http://tinyurl.com/lzo2dca
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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by moderne » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:13 am

Thats a long climb to the top for wet slippery kids with ad unenclosed stair. What kind of restraints on these rubber rafts, how about head protdction?

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by mistervinix » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:09 am

The whole thing is a scheme to cut down on obesity in Kansas City...

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by kcjak » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:24 am

moderne wrote:Thats a long climb to the top for wet slippery kids with ad unenclosed stair. What kind of restraints on these rubber rafts, how about head protdction?
Don't do that - you're turning into my parents.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by grovester » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:15 am

I'll guess 27 days until the first injury.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by GRID » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:58 am

Very nice. But has Schlitterbahn done anything with the general appearance and aesthetics of the area (landscaping, signage etc) around the park and the park itself? The area seems a bit ghetto or something. Maybe it's better now.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by mistervinix » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:56 pm

GRID wrote:Very nice. But has Schlitterbahn done anything with the general appearance and aesthetics of the area (landscaping, signage etc) around the park and the park itself? The area seems a bit ghetto or something. Maybe it's better now.
No. It continues to resemble a park that has the theme of "a never-ending construction zone" (as someone on Yelp more or less put it). Very uninviting, and quite the contrast to everything on the other side of 435. Perhaps they might actually construct a real entrance to the place this year.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by FangKC » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:34 pm

Video of the new water slide from the top.

http://mashable.com/2014/01/10/tallest- ... -main-link

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by Demosthenes » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:48 pm

Holy shit that looks crazy!

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by flyingember » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:54 pm

About 2007 or 2008 I thought this place would be worth visiting for the big picture they announced of being able to ride a tube around to different water slides.

It's now 2013 and I haven't been and each year have less and less interest in going. This slide doesn't change that.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by Highlander » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:38 am

grovester wrote:I'll guess 27 days until the first injury.
I saw this in the paper today. That was my first thought. It seems a little too unconstrained for me - if that is anything close to the final product. I guess if you are essentially falling over a cliff, it's difficult to extract yourself from a semi-enclosed tube.

The steps are the other potential issue. Won't be so bad when it's new and popular and there is a line that slows one ascent but for obese people, an unobstructed climb to that height will be murder.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by flyingember » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:45 pm

They would never build it if they didn't have a team of engineers with lawyer backing.

Expect one death per decade at the extreme end.

Injury I'll give. But mainly scrapes and bruises with the rare broken bone. The staff for these rides are good at maintaining ride discipline. Radios can mean you get kicked out for the day if you don't when you hit the bottom.

An obese person is unlikely to be allowed. I'd guess they'll require people to fit into a special tube or mat for the ride. Could have a special opening that you have a clear without turning. If you don't you can't go up. For safety reasons and all that from lawyers. There's plenty of basis for size requirements with theme parks. Height requirements already show that physical stature matters. You're not going on a roller coaster if you can't fit in the safety equipment or would fall out.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by KCPowercat » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:35 pm

flyingember wrote:They would never build it if they didn't have a team of engineers with lawyer backing.

Expect one death per decade at the extreme end.

Injury I'll give. But mainly scrapes and bruises with the rare broken bone. The staff for these rides are good at maintaining ride discipline. Radios can mean you get kicked out for the day if you don't when you hit the bottom.

An obese person is unlikely to be allowed. I'd guess they'll require people to fit into a special tube or mat for the ride. Could have a special opening that you have a clear without turning. If you don't you can't go up. For safety reasons and all that from lawyers. There's plenty of basis for size requirements with theme parks. Height requirements already show that physical stature matters. You're not going on a roller coaster if you can't fit in the safety equipment or would fall out.
That would be hilarious but no way.

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Post by pstokely » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:22 pm

flyingember wrote:They would never build it if they didn't have a team of engineers with lawyer backing.

Expect one death per decade at the extreme end.

Injury I'll give. But mainly scrapes and bruises with the rare broken bone. The staff for these rides are good at maintaining ride discipline. Radios can mean you get kicked out for the day if you don't when you hit the bottom.

An obese person is unlikely to be allowed. I'd guess they'll require people to fit into a special tube or mat for the ride. Could have a special opening that you have a clear without turning. If you don't you can't go up. For safety reasons and all that from lawyers. There's plenty of basis for size requirements with theme parks. Height requirements already show that physical stature matters. You're not going on a roller coaster if you can't fit in the safety equipment or would fall out.
I think this is a raft slide, not a body slide, and how often do they inspect rides in Kansas?

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by longviewmo » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:54 pm

Where else in Kansas would need rides inspected outside of county fair rides?

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by KCMax » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:14 am

I interned at the KS Dept of Health a decade ago, and back then, I remember that KS was one of the only states in the nation that did not inspect amusement rides. Looks like in 2008 they finally added a law, probably anticipating Schiltterbarn.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by kucer » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:11 pm

pstokely wrote:
flyingember wrote:They would never build it if they didn't have a team of engineers with lawyer backing.

Expect one death per decade at the extreme end.

Injury I'll give. But mainly scrapes and bruises with the rare broken bone. The staff for these rides are good at maintaining ride discipline. Radios can mean you get kicked out for the day if you don't when you hit the bottom.

An obese person is unlikely to be allowed. I'd guess they'll require people to fit into a special tube or mat for the ride. Could have a special opening that you have a clear without turning. If you don't you can't go up. For safety reasons and all that from lawyers. There's plenty of basis for size requirements with theme parks. Height requirements already show that physical stature matters. You're not going on a roller coaster if you can't fit in the safety equipment or would fall out.
I think this is a raft slide, not a body slide, and how often do they inspect rides in Kansas?
RIght..it's a raft slide holding 4 people.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by KCMax » Fri May 23, 2014 3:24 pm

http://www.kctv5.com/story/25590567/wor ... n-saturday
Schlitterbahn officials admitted this week that Verruckt is "not behaving properly," but deny online reports that test dummies went airborne. However, park officials say they are having to adjust the second hill on the slide after sending test sandbags down.

The original plan had been for the 117-story-tall ride to open Friday, but the opening has been delayed until June 5.
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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by flyingember » Fri May 23, 2014 4:38 pm

WHEEEEEEE!!!!

*splat*

(the test dummy)

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by mistervinix » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:22 pm

So the Verruckt's opening has been delayed again. When this thing finally does start running, any guess as to how often it will break down? And leave would-be riders stranded at the top of all those stairs? In 95-degree humid July heat?

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