The Saltato, the longest funnel slide in the world, is currently under construction and set to open at the Hof van Saksen resort in Drenthe in July.
Translation by Traci White
RTV Drenthe reports that construction on the 200-meter-long slide began in the Drenthe town of Nooitgedacht in April, and one of several large cone pieces will be moved into place on Tuesday. People going on the Saltato will use a two-person inner tube to slide through five-metre-wide tunnels. The slide should be completed by 1 June and will open to the public on 5 July.
Roland Rozenbroek, general manager at the Hof van Saksen vacation resort, says that there will be five separate slides connected to the tower over the coming years. The park already has the largest indoor water slide, Bombo, which has a 10-metre-tall free fall, and two other large water slides.
Hof van Saksen is a vacation resort which has been open since 2007 in the Drenthe town of Nooitgedacht. The park, which features renovated farm houses and a range of indoor and outdoor activites for families, is owned by Landal parks, which runs nearly 90 vacation parks in nine countries across Europe.
|Other long slides in the world:
England: “The Orbit” is the longest tunnel slide in the world, measuring at 580 feet long, and is located at the Olympic Park in London, where it opened in 2012.
Germany: The Magic Eye is the longest closed tube water slide in the world: 356 meters long (1,167 feet). It is located at Galaxy Erding, a water park at the Thermenwelt Erding resort.
United States: The longest water slide in the world is located at Action Park in Vernon, New Jersey, and measures 1,975 feet long.
Photo source: Screenshot from RTV Drenthe