|Schlitterbahn Waterpark Kansas City|
|Location||Kansas City, Kansas, United States|
|Water slides||14 water slides|
|Children's areas||2 children's areas|
Schlitterbahn Waterpark Kansas City is a water park that opened in summer 2009 in Kansas City, Kansas. It was announced in September 2005 by Schlitterbahn Waterparks. The 370-acre (1.5 km2), $750 million development will include a nearly 40-acre (160,000 m2) waterpark, which will be Schlitterbahn's fourth waterpark and its first outside Texas.
Groundbreaking took place September 18, 2007 on the land formerly occupied by the Wyandotte County Fairgrounds and the Unified Government courthouse annex, across Interstate 435 from the Kansas Speedway and Village West.
Phase 1 included the opening of 12 water attractions, 3 restaurants, and 2 shops. For the 2011 season, phase 2 opened on April 30, 2011, with six new attractions.
In November 2012, Schlitterbahn Waterpark Kansas City announced plans for the world's tallest and fastest water slide, Verrückt. Designed by Schlitterbahn co-owner, Jeff Henry, Verrückt was a three-person raft slide with an uphill section. The initial drop was a 17-story plunge with a five-story uphill section. At 168 feet 7 inches (about 51.4 m), the starting point was taller than Niagara Falls and reached a maximum speed of 65 mph (104.6 km/h). It opened on July 10, 2014, after multiple delays.
On August 7, 2016, 10-year-old Caleb Schwab, the son of Kansas state representative Scott Schwab, died while riding Verrückt. The ride was shut down indefinitely pending further investigation. On November 22, the park announced that the ride will not reopen, and the slide will be decommissioned and torn down once the investigation is complete.