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North Dakotans Take on Mandan's Tallest Water Slide

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It's nowhere near the tallest in the world, but we we wanted to see the tallest water slide in our region.

Yesterday the world's tallest water slide opened at Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City. The slide named the Verrückt, meaning "insane" in German is 17 stories tall.

We went to Raging Rivers Waterpark in Mandan earlier today to check out its 66 foot tall, 30 mile per hour speed slides.

The yellow speed slide is around 100 feet shorter than the one in Kansas City.

But, we put a go-pro camera on our KX resident daredevil Sarah Boe so you could see a first-hand glimpse of what it's like going down the local speed slide in only a handful of seconds.

On this hot day, we also wanted to know how many people at the water park would ever take on the Verrückt.

Here's what some people had to say:

"The results of going down this one, I don't know that I could handle that. I don't know. I would freak out I think," says Bismarck resident Timonthy Batchelder.

"Yeah, for sure. It's definitely good to experience that. You get an adrenaline rush and it's good fun. You only live once so you might as well go for it," says Minot resident Nicole Dyess.

Raging Rivers also has tube slides that are 44 feet tall.

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