found at water parks as a thrill-inducing ride enjoyed by people of all ages. Water pumps are the key component of making water slides work. The pump moves water from a pool or tank to the top of the slide. The water running down the slides reduces friction, so riders are able to go down at a much faster rate than if the slide was bare. Some slides have many bends and twists for the thrill that way. Other slides focus on hitting the highest speed possible and are almost straight down. Your friends at Geyser Galls are fans of water slides, so we like knowing some of the most insane slides out there.
Located in Barra Do Pirai, Brazil, Kilimanjaro is the world’s tallest waterslide opened in 2002. The water slide focuses on creating this thrill without safety as an expense. The slide cuts into the side of the hill that it is on to increase the drop height and extend the slide out further for the safest deceleration possible.
Thrillagascar & Jungle Jammer
East Rutherford, New Jersey is the home of this 142-foot slide located at the DreamWorks Water Park. This dual trapdoor free-fall slide was completed and opened in 2020 as part of the American Dream shopping mall. Other amenities are an indoor amusement park and an indoor ski hill. Upon completion, the park is targeted to be the largest indoor water park in North America.
Captain Spacemaker is a freefall inline raft slide that is meant for 4 people to enjoy the thrill of a 60-degree slope and a total drop height of 137.8 feet. Riders hit some real insane top speeds with an average estimate of around 62 miles per hour. This is faster than the speed limit of many highways. Located in Jesolo, Italy Captain Spacemaker is in the Aqualandia park.
An enclosed body speed slide, the Daredevil’s Peak is a thrilling slide only accessed as part of the Royal Caribbean Cruise. The location is CocoCAY, Bahamas, and is a destination port for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Among other attractions in the Thrill Waterpark, the slide sits at 135 feet tall.
Ko’okiri Body Plunge
Volcano Bay is a water park in Orlando Florida that features a 125-foot tall water slide of the trap-door free-fall style. The slide has a 70-degree slope, and it is one of the tallest water slides in the United States of America.
Kala and Ta Nui
Being a dual trap door style slide that shares some structure as the Ko’okiri Body Plunge, it is also located at Volcano Bay. This popular water park in Orlando, Florida is the home of these two amazing slides. These slides share some structural components, but give you the options for two very different types of thrill. One gives you the speed of a near vertical free fall while the other has more of a twisty movement for those seaking higher g forces.