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Verrückt water slide opens to public at Schlitterbahn

Posted at 4:59 PM, Jul 10, 2014
and last updated 2018-05-22 14:27:48-04

After numerous delays, the world’s tallest water slide opened to the public on Thursday.

Park officials said Verrückt's opening day has been a success. 

The water park plans to continue with the reservation system that requires riders to show up early and sign up for a time slot. Their goal is to cut down long lines while ensuring riders meet the requirements. 

Riders must be 54 inches tall and the total raft weight has to be between 400 and 550 pounds. 

Those who didn't pre-register had to wait in a walk-up line. 

Verrückt, which is 17 stories tall, features a drop of 168 feet and 7 inches. Riders go down the slide in a three-person raft.