317 Colorful Carolinians Set Egg-cellent Guinness World Record at Carowinds Theme Park

Hundreds of Kids Celebrate Easter by Breaking Record for "Most People Dyeing Eggs"

Apr 23, 2011, 17:04 ET from Guinness World Records

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 317 guests at the Carowinds Theme Park in North Carolina celebrated Easter Weekend by setting a new Guinness World Record for the 'Most People Dyeing Eggs'. The record attempt kicks off a summer-long partnership between Guinness World Records® Live!, a dynamic new business which brings record breaking directly to the public, and Cedar Fair Entertainment, known for its world class amusement thrills and annual Easter Egg-stravaganzas.

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The "colorful" family-friendly experience took place at the Plaza II Picnic Pavilion within the park, where festive Carolinian kids of all ages dipped and dyed eggs with determination to make their mark in the record books.

While the egg-dyeing category is a brand new record category for Guinness World Records, officials set the minimum requirement at 250 participants. Guinness World Records® guidelines stipulate that each participant must be equipped with at least one hard-boiled egg and spoon and enough dye to submerge his or her egg.  Eggs must be dyed for exactly three minutes and then participants must simultaneously remove their eggs from the dye using their spoons. All eggs must be fully dyed and shown to the Guinness World Records® Adjudicator for approval.

"This event was the perfect way to kick off Guinness World Records Live's year-long partnership with Cedar Fair," said Stuart Claxton, U.S. Spokesman for Guinness World Records. "With fun, live record-breaking attempts continuing throughout the summer across the nation, families have a great opportunity to not only enjoy the rides but make the record books!"

The Cedar Fair summer of records continues at a variety of parks throughout the US this summer, where Guinness World Records® Live will be bringing the adrenalin rush of world record breaking to local theme parks. Record attempts are confirmed at Cedar Point, Knott's Berry Farm, Kings Island, Canada's Wonderland, Kings Dominion, Carowinds, Dorney Park, California's Great America, Worlds of Fun and Valleyfair.

Guinness World Records® Live! takes the magic of record-breaking straight to the fingertips of the public in an interactive, entertaining and accessible fashion. First developed in Dubai, the Guinness World Records interactive experience involves creating an environment where the public can attempt records and become genuine record holders instantaneously. Its mission is to entertain, educate and inspire people through a live Guinness World Records® experience; and to celebrate ordinary people achieving extraordinary feats.

About Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement.  First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book is published in more than 100 countries, and 25 languages, and is one of the highest-selling books under copyright of all time with more than 3 million copies sold annually across the globe.  Guinness World Records celebrated its 50th anniversary edition in 2004, a year after the sale of its 100 millionth copy.  Guinness World Records also annually publishes the Gamer's Edition; a records book devoted solely to the world of computer gaming and high score record achievements.  The Guinness World Records website (www.guinnessworldrecords.com) receives more than 11 million visitors a year. Guinness World Records is part of the Jim Pattison Group, one of Canada's largest privately owned companies which is a conglomerate of interests, including advertising, broadcasting, grocery stores and automotive retailing.

About Carowinds

Cedar Fair Entertainment Company is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio.  The Company, which owns and operates 11 amusement parks, six outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels, is one of the largest regional amusement park operators in the world.  Its parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, and Toronto, Ontario.  Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, California under a management contract.  Cedar Fair's flagship park, Cedar Point, has been consistently voted the "Best Amusement Park in the World" in a prestigious annual poll conducted by Amusement Today newspaper.

SOURCE Guinness World Records