Opening of world’s tallest water slide delayed again

A November 2013 photo shows Schlitterbahn's new Verrückt speed slide/water coaster in Kansas City, Kan. A spokeswoman for the waterpark in Kansas says crews are still trying to fix a mechanical problem with the world's tallest water slide. Unless it can be fixed by Sunday, the ride's official opening may be delayed for a third time.. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Jill Toyoshiba)

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — The debut of the world’s tallest water slide has been delayed for a third time and there’s no word on when the Kansas City, Kansas, attraction will be ready for riders.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark says Verruckt will not open as scheduled on Sunday.

The park’s news release, sent Thursday night, offers no explanation for the delay.

Problems with the conveyor system that hauls four-person rafts to the top of the 17-story slide forced park officials to cancel two media sneak preview days this week.

Guinness World Records certified Verruckt as the world’s tallest water slide in April.

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