KINGS ISLAND, Ohio, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — For more than four decades, Kings Island has been shattering world records for having the longest, fastest and most-thrilling rides on the planet. Kings Island has also been the site for world-record riding attempts, motorcycle jumps and high-wire walks.
On Sunday, July 31, park guests will be able to get in on the record-breaking fun when Kings Island attempts to break the Guinness World Records title for the Largest Human Awareness Ribbon at 5:00 p.m. as part of the second annual Kings Island for the Cure campaign. The current world record was achieved when 3,952 people gathered to form a giant pink human ribbon as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on October 28, 2010, taking the record from a group in Germany of 3,640 in 2007.
Officials from Guinness World Records will be at Kings Island to officiate and certify the world-record attempt. All guests planning to participate July 31 are asked to register in advance online at www.visitkingsisland.com/record and come to the park dressed in pink.
Guests planning to participate July 31 can purchase general admission tickets to Kings Island for just $19 online. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 3,000 participants in the world-record attempt. A memorable day at the park will be capped off with an expanded fireworks show at 10:00 p.m.
The Largest Human Awareness Ribbon world record attempt at Kings Island is part of a partnership between Cedar Fair Entertainment Company and Guinness World Records’ new division, GWR Live!, for a summer-long series of interactive record-breaking-events at the Company’s amusement parks across North America.
Kings Island is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Kings Island, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, six water parks, one indoor water park resort and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, Calif. under a management contract.