Summer is here, which means it’s time to pack up the kids and take them to a crowded amusement park filled with obnoxious strangers and rampant price-gouging. Among the many attractions of these stress-inducing “vacation” destinations are water slides, which in addition to stealing the bathing suits of people everywhere, are often pretty fun to boot. Like anything though, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing, as these following 15 water slides prove sending people careening down a wet death tunnel is more of an art-form than we would have ever thought. Behold the 15 scariest water slides in the world!
15. Head First Racer
As the title makes painfully clear, this slide in Chimelong Waterpark, China is ridden head first and considering the steep drop (and the 7 other riders competing to be the first to the bottom), that’s more than enough to qualify this as a terrifying water tube. Having to put your head at the front of it all only makes it worse.