Riders reach speeds of 57 mph…
Talk about making a big splash: A water slide in a town outside of Rio de Janeiro holds the honor of being the tallest and providing the fastest rides.
Mount Kilimanjaro at Aguas Quentes Country Club in Rodovia, Brazil, was named after the famous mountain in Tanzania, but it stands tall in its own right.
At just under 164 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro the water slide is considered the tallest in the world, according to the Travel Channel series “Xtreme Waterparks,” which will feature the ride on its August 7 season finale.
Rio is the site of the Olympics and taking a ride down Mount Kilimanjaro is an Olympian effort in its own right.
Nearly one third of people who go to the top of the slide chicken out and decide against taking the plunge.
Those who do go down Mount Kilimanjaro experience speeds of up to 57 mph ― and probably massive wedgies to boot.