Schlitterbahn Galveston Island’s newest ride, MASSIV, was officially declared the World’s Tallest Water Coaster by Guinness World Records in a ceremony today in Galveston, Texas.
MASSIV (the name is the German word for “massive”) is 81 feet and 6 ¾ inches tall, and is a state of the art water coaster. It has several innovations including a “no-net” design that maintains safety while giving riders a view of the ride experience. MASSIV, which is finishing up testing, is by all reports an incredible ride. It features three uphill sections, a series of twists and turns, and a triple drop finale. The ride will open for riders soon.
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark has been recognized as the World’s Best Indoor Waterpark eight consecutive years in a row by Amusement Today and park staff are celebrating their 10th summer of fun. “MASSIV will be the marque ride for our park,” said Schlitterbahn Galveston Island General Manager Ron Sutula. “Having a record-breaking ride is a great addition to Galveston and the perfect fit for our 10th anniversary. Best of all, MASSIV is the kind of ride that will appeal to a wide range of guests, something we are always looking for in our attractions.”
MASSIV was designed and built collaboratively with WhiteWater Attractions, the company licensed to build uphill water coasters using Schlitterbahn’s design developed 22 years ago. “The initial concept for MASSIV was sketched in a meeting with the Galveston team with the goal to create the world’s tallest water coaster. Off to the drawing board I went to design an exceptionally tall water coaster into a very narrow space while balancing g-forces, ride dynamics, and velocities to produce the most exhilarating experience possible. What we’ve achieved is a ride with monstrous thrills and a great story,” comments Emily Colombo, Lead Designer, WhiteWater.
For more information on tickets and hours, visit Schlitterbahn.com. For additional facts and an FAQ visit:
For photos, visit our gallery here: http://schlitterbahnnews.com/massiv-gallery-update/
For videos visit our main MASSIV video page here: https://vimeo.com/album/4001509
Video from our MASSIV event today!
60 second clip of Guinness announcing MASSIV
It can be downloaded directly from Vimeo or Hightail
Full Announcement from Guinness representative (no edits)
Schlitterbahn General Manager (no edits)
Corp. Director of Communications
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