Galveston’s Schlitterbahn to open world’s largest water ride in June

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GALVESTON - Everything is bigger in Texas, and it looks like Schlitterbahn Galveston Waterpark is earning quite a massive bragging right.

It's home to the tallest water coaster in the world, the Massiv Monster Blaster.  The ride is the length of two and a half football fields.

While Schlitterbahn may be upping its game with this water ride, other theme parks across the U.S. are taking attractions to new heights with vertical roller coasters.  They take up less space, reducing the carbon footprint.

U.S. Thrill Rides' coming attraction, Polercoaster, a vertical one-thousand-foot tall ride with an observation tower.

Traditional, rickety old-wooden roller coasters look like dinosaurs at this point.  As they say, if you build it, they will come.  It looks like the theme park industry has only one place to go from here.  Up.