Early test riders on the first drop of MASSIV.June 22, 2016 —Schlitterbahn Galveston Island’s newest ride, MASSIV, opened today in Galveston, Texas.

MASSIV (pronounced MASS- EVE, 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 features three uphill sections, a series of twists and turns, and a triple drop finale. Guinness World Records declared MASSIV the World’s Tallest Water Coaster on June 16th.

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.

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Current photos

Video album

CG POV of ride (real one coming soon)

Teaser of ride

Ride Logos

Project Updates on the building of MASSIV.

General park information.