Oh, hello, soon-to-be world’s tallest water slide at Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City. What’s that you say? You’re going to drop people from almost 140 feet up at speeds over 60 mph? No, no thank you. I’d rather keep my insides intact. [via Gizmodo]
Maybe you think you’re too cool to wear nose plugs when swimming or rocketing down water slides at the water park, despite the fact that they prevent water from shooting up into your nasal passages. But there’s one very, very good reason to invest in a pair or at least plug your nose if you’re visiting a water park with fresh water: Brain-eating amoebas can get inside and that is not a good thing. [More]
A woman who visited a Missouri water park this week is claiming that she was told to leave after employees allegedly said she should put on shorts because her swimsuit bottoms were too small. She’s now filing a complaint against the facility, saying she feels like she was discriminated against because of her age and body type. [More]
A 36-year-old woman says she’s planning on suing the city of Tavares, Florida, because its police force demanded her name for a “database” as she was leaving a children’s water park last spring. She’d taken her 7-year-old son there for the third time that season, and on each visit, other parents complained that her wet t-shirt and bra look was offensive. As she was leaving, a police officer demanded her name, and arrested her when she refused. [More]
Various water parks in Florida have taken on a weird Westworld vibe this summer, only instead of robots gone mad it’s fellow parkgoers, and instead of trying to kill you they’re trying get at your genitals. And by “you” we mean teenaged girls and boys.
When Adam got stuck on one of Blizzard Beach’s tube rides, he injured his leg and had trouble getting out of the ride. He had to wait over 15 minutes for a wheelchair, and then the medical staff at the water park treated him more or less the way a school nurse would treat someone—with a brochure, some water, and some ibuprofen.