Action Park, in northern New Jersey, unveiled this absurd 1,975-foot water slide last week, and it has since been verified by Guinness as the longest in the world. Water slides are great, of course, and you’d think the longer they are the better. But about a minute into this ride, I’d already be wondering when it ends and I can get over to the wave pool.
The slide isn’t open to the public, and it’s not clear if it ever will be. The process of getting state certified is a long one, and it’s not clear if this is intended to be a regular attraction or just a publicity stunt. If it does ever open up, you might want to consider Action Park’s sordid history of extreme slides.