Following the installation of the longest river ride, then the longest torrent (action) river ride, then the tallest waterslide, Schlitterbahn is building the world's tallest water coaster and putting it in the award-winning Schlitterbahn Waterpark on Galveston Island, Galveston, Texas.
Called MASSIV, the German word for massive, the water coaster will be in place in time for the waterpark's 10th anniversary celebration this summer.
MASSIV will also have a number of other innovations:
A translucent section that will make riders visible from the river below.
Four uphill sections, with six blaster jets.
A triple-drop ending into a landing pool – a never-done-before thrilling finale to the ride.
The exact height of the ride will be announced later this spring.
MASSIV utilizes Master Blaster technology, which was invented 22 years ago by Schlitterbahn's Wizard of Water, Jeff Henry. This technology was licensed to WhiteWater West, which is the company constructing MASSIV.
Check out the MASSIV gallery for ride logos and pictures of construction.
For a complete fact sheet and FAQ on the ride, click here.