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The world’s longest inflatable water slide is now in the US

Posted: 3:55 PM, Jul 13, 2015
Updated: 2015-07-13 15:55:44-04

Credit: Action Park

Credit: Action Park

VERNON, N.J. — The “World’s Longest Inflatable Water Slide” has a new home in the United States.

The slide made its way from New Zealand to New Jersey last week. The slide was confirmed as the world’s longest by Guinness on Friday.

Action Park, a theme park in Vernon, N.J., will be the slide’s newest home. The creator of the slide, Jim Hunt, created the record-breaker with no prior experience with water slides.

The ride is still in testing and is not yet open to the public. The theme park hopes to get the ride approved by the state within the next few months.

The slide is constructed of the same material used by bounce houses and consists of 20 100-foot long sections, each weighing over 600 pounds.

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Building the World's Longest Waterslide doesn't come without hiccups. Our crew was working until the early morning hours today to perfect this beast. @travelchannel #xtremewaterparks #wlws #getoutandplay #workwhereyouplay

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The World's Longest Waterslide arrived this morning and our team, led by Slide Owner Jimi Hunt, wasted no time rolling it out onto the ski slopes. About 1,000 feet inflated, 1,000 more to go! @travelchannel #xtremewaterparks #getoutandplay #wlws #waterslide #actionpark #mountaincreek #summer #splash #workhardplayharder #newzealand #jimihunt #inflatable #waterpark #livemoreawesome

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After only a day and a half of setup, employees were able to enjoy some successful test runs! What a perfect way to kick off the holiday weekend. @travelchannel #actionpark #getoutandplay #wlws #testriding #xtremewaterparks

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