The Escape Park in Malaysian island Penang, will soon open its door for the world’s longest water following the completion of Phase 3 of the theme park’s development.
Stretching over 1.14 km, the blue and yellow slide starts up a hill of about 70 meters height then makes its way through a rain-forest before ending its 4 minutes ride at the Escape park.
Constructed by the Sim Leisure Group, CEO Sim Choo Kheng, the giant snake made of reinforced-polymer claimed the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest water slide, thrice as long as the previous record holder in Germany 356 meters.
“I’m always baffled by how rides are made so short and quick. I wanted to build rides that last a good few minutes, with non-stop smiles and giggles as visitors fly through the rainforest – something never done before.”
“We then realised the 70-metre elevation at the hilltop would mean that the water slide would become a record-breaking feat. We thought, what the heck, if we can put the extra smiles on our customers’ faces, it would all be worthwhile,” he explained.