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Whoa! Watch Jenna Wolfe take a ride down the world's longest water slide

Watch TODAY's Jenna Wolfe take a ride down the world's longest inflatable waterslide.
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Jenna Wolfe had the slide of her life on Friday, and Guinness World Records was there to make it a historic one.

After battling wind, freezing water and a few unscheduled stops along the way, Wolfe polished off a ride down all 1,975 feet of the world's longest inflatable water slide. The water slide, which is located on the side of a mountain in Vernon, N.J., is the brainchild of New Zealand's Jimi Hunt, who is using it to bring awareness to his mental health charity, Live More Awesome.

Wolfe was able to take a special ride on the record-setting slide, which is not open to the public but is expected to be open to everyone in 2016.

"No one can be sad on a water slide," Hunt told Wolfe. "It gets people out in the sun, Vitamin D is great, (and) it gives you a goal and something to look forward to.''

The attraction was verified by a Guinness World Records representative on Friday as the world's longest inflatable water slide after Wolfe finished up her journey. It is also being featured on a Travel Channel series called "Xtreme Waterparks." Some more facts about the record-setting water slide:

  • The slide is 1,975 feet long, roughly six football fields, and five feet wide.
  • Riders can hit speeds of 35 to 40 miles per hour.
  • The slide has 1,000 gallons of water that flow down it per hour.
  • It weighs seven tons and takes two to three days to set up with a team of 20 people.
  • 15 blowers keep the slide inflated.

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