World's Longest Water Slide Is Set To Open In Malaysia
If you fancy yourself as a bit of a thrill seeker, this one is definitely for you, as incredible footage has been released showing workers building the world's longest water slide.
Measuring a daunting 70 metres tall and 1,140 metres long, the slide is being constructed through the jungle on the island of Penang, Malaysia.
Once work is completed on the new ride, it will be almost twice as long as the 605-metre-long slide which opened just four years ago in New Jersey, US, and holds the current Guinness World Record title.
Footage shows how the water slide will wind through the treetops in tropical temperatures with each ride lasting more than four minutes.
The park's chief executive, Sim Choo Kheng, said that the Guinness World Record officials will be the first ones to try out the ride before it can be officially granted the title of the world's longest water slide.
He said: ''Our plan was to build a water slide which would enable visitors to view the whole park and we did not intend to break the world record. Nevertheless, I am proud of what we have achieved.
''I'm overly concerned about the environment here so we tried our best to maintain the greenery by not chopping down the trees. We reckon the slide will be the main attraction when completed.''
The slide is set to be the main attraction at Escape Theme Park, which is still under construction but its grand opening is set to happen in August this year.
This comes just a couple of weeks after the opening of the gigantic Cyclon ride at Aqualandia, in the popular Spanish hot spot of Benidorm.
The slide features a huge vortex tunnel, is the equivalent to a 12-storey building (great for the glutes) and stimulates the feeling of zero gravity.
It's a four-person slide as well so you don't have to enjoy it on your lonesome - unless you're shoved on there with three random strangers, which is never ideal.
According to The Sun, the ride is 2.7m (eight foot) wide, and the large funnel opens out into a width of 20m (65 feet) with an incline of 45 degrees.
If you take the plunge you could be travelling at speeds of up to 37 miles per hour (60km/h) with many twists and turns before the almighty plummet to end the ride.
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