Cancel Your Trip – These Things Actually Happened at Amusement Parks

10-Year-Old Killed On World’s Biggest Waterslide


In another sad event, 10-year-old Caleb Schwab was decapitated in a water slide accident at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City in 2016. The 168-foot water slide passed safety tests, but according to reports, the opening had been delayed several times in 2014 due to glitches. The boat the 10-year-old boy was on bounced around and he slipped out, falling between the slide and the netting. Co-owner of the park, and creator of the slide ride, Jeff Henry told USA Today, “It’s dangerous, but it’s a safe dangerous now. Schlitterbahn is a family water park, but this isn’t a family ride. It’s for thrill seekers of the world, people into extreme adventure.”