Action Park's Crazy 2,000-Foot Long Inflatable Waterslide Sets World Record
Photo courtesy of Action Park
The park that brought you the infamous Cannonball Loop has another insane (yet probably safer) attraction in store.
New Jersey's Action Park went into the record books Friday when Guinness World Records certified its 1,975-foot long inflatable waterslide as the world's longest, the Daily Record's Mike Izzo reported.
To put the new attraction's groundbreaking length into proper perspective, it can take riders anywhere from 30 to 60 seconds longer to slide down than the average waterslide.
So far, though, park employees are the only ones who've been able to ride the massive waterslide as it awaits approval by the state's Department of Community Affairs. But much like the waterslide's construction, Action Park spokeswoman Lauren Scrudato told the Daily Record that getting certification is a "lengthy process," and no timetable has been set.
The record-setting waterslide, which stretches more than one-third of a mile, comprises 10,000 feet of polyvinyl chloride (a synthetic plastic polymer) and six million stitches. In order to achieve the desired length, builders linked 20, 600-pound 100-foot sections together.
But the work doesn't stop there. Maintaining the slide requires plenty of energy and resources as well. Two generators and 15 blowers are required just to keep the slide inflated, while 1,000 gallons of water are needed every hour to keep the slide operating.
Fortunately, the amusement park is located on the grounds of Mountain Creek ski resort, which supplies the water for the slide.
The world's longest inflatable waterslide, seen below courtesy of Mashable, is just one of more than 30 slides, rides and attractions at Action Park.
Hopefully it's only a matter of time before it opens to the public.
In the meantime, you can learn more about the world's longest inflatable waterslide on an upcoming episode of Travel Channel's "Xtreme Waterparks" set to air at 10 p.m. ET.on July 26
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