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Schlitterbahn Announces MASSIV -- the Tallest Water Coaster in the World

Record-breaking water coaster will be built at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island

(Galveston, TX ) February 3, 2016 -- First it was the longest river ride, then the longest torrent (action) river ride, then the tallest waterslide. Now, Schlitterbahn is building the world’s tallest water coaster and putting it in the award-winning Schlitterbahn Waterpark on Galveston Island.

Called MASSIV, the German word for massive, the water coaster will be in place in time for the waterpark’s 10th Anniversary celebration this summer. Schlitterbahn Galveston Island is home to more thrill rides than any other Schlitterbahn Waterpark, making it the perfect home for this record-breaking ride.

Not only will MASSIV be the tallest water coaster in the world, but it will also have a number of other innovations:

o        A translucent section that will make riders visible from the river below.

o    Four uphill sections, with six blaster jets.

o        A triple-drop ending into a landing pool – a never-done-before thrilling finale to the ride.

The exact height of the ride will be announced later this spring.

MASSIV utilizes Master Blaster technology, which was invented 22 years ago by Schlitterbahn’s Wizard of Water, Jeff Henry. This technology was licensed to WhiteWater West, which is the company constructing MASSIV.

“We are thrilled to be bringing this iconic ride to Galveston Island,” said Ron Sutula, General Manager for Schlitterbahn Galveston Island. “It’s a massive anniversary present to all our guests, and is going to be a blast to ride!”

Schlitterbahn Waterpark Galveston Island has won numerous awards, including the world’s best indoor waterpark for eight straight years from theme and waterpark enthusiasts world wide. MASSIV will be twice as long as any waterslide in the park and the tallest ride.

About Schlitterbahn and MASSIV

For more information about water coasters and types of waterslides, click here.

For a complete fact sheet and FAQ on the ride, click here.

Check our MASSIV gallery for ride logos and pictures of construction.

To track MASSIV’s construction; sign up for updates on our blog here.

For more background information about Schlitterbahn Galveston Island including photos, maps, and b-roll, visit our newsroom here.

Media Contact: Winter Prosapio, or 830-608-8519

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