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KANSAS CITY (WKOW) --- If you fear heights, this slide is not for you.

The Schlitterbahn Park in Kansas City is currently building the world's tallest waterslide.

Coming in at a record 140 feet tall, the Meg-a-Blaster waterslide will reach speeds more than 60 mph on the way down.

The slide is called the Verruckt, which means "insane" in German.

You have to climb 264 stairs to get to the top of the slide.

The company had to use railroad tanker cars cut and welded together to create the vertical tower.

The waterpark says the special rafts are made for four people and will blast you up 50 feet high before you plummet down more than 17 stories.

Currently, the tallest waterslide is in Brazil measuring 134.5 feet tall with speeds of 62.5 mph as riders descend.

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