As we predicted in our coverage of Schlitterbahn Kansas City, it doesn’t look likely that the park will reopen in 2019. For those unfamiliar, Schlitterbahn in Kansas City was home to Verruckt, a water slide that broke world records when it opened. It also, however, turned out to be deadly.
This water slide was the focal point of a Travel Channel special during its construction. Many engineering modifications were made to make it safe. However, it did decapitate a visitor to the park (who happened to be the son of a state official).
You can read all about the lawsuit in this article. As it turns out, Schlitterbahn in Kansas City made a pretty hefty promise to their annual passholders in 2018.
That’s right, as Screamscape reported, all annual passholders in 2018 would have their tickets honored in the 2019 season. The one small problem is that it doesn’t look like Schlitterbahn Kansas City will reopen in 2019.
If you visit their website and try to click on a link to buy tickets, the link has been blocked. Even their calendar isn’t available online. I have made multiple attempts to reach out to them and their phone seems to go to voicemail.
Keep in mind, as of the writing of this article (May 6, 2019), this is all the information we could gather. Generally speaking, many water parks up north don’t open until Memorial Day weekend. However, their operating schedule has already been posted at this point. They also have had hiring events for lifeguards, slide operators and other seasonal positions.
The other thing to remember that it is entirely possible that Schlitterbahn Kansas City could sell the existing water park to another company. However, having them reopen anytime soon seems like a bad move. The decapitation of someone attached to the name Schlitterbahn Kansas City isn’t something people forget easily. Your thoughts?
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