How tall will the new slide at Kentucky Kingdom’s Hurricane Bay be?

So tall, that the Federal Aviation Administration had to close a nearby runway to facilitate the slide’s construction.

According to, the Louisville amusement park had to get permission from the FAA to temporarily close a runway at Standiford Field, lest the cranes lifting the massive pieces into place interfere with air traffic.

At 12 stories high, Deep Water Dive is said to be the nation’s tallest body slide, according to park officials.

Currently undergoing a major renovation, Kentucky Kingdom is set to open later next month. Read More