Largest pinata-world record set by Carnival
PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA -- Carnival
Cruise Lines sponsored a 61 feet tall (about 6 stories
tall), 60 feet long, and 23 feet wide pinata which sets the
world record for the Largest
pinata. Photo: In this photo released by Carnival
Cruise Lines, people get a close-up view of a world
record pinata in Philadelphia, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008. The
giant mock donkey measures 60 feet, 4 inches long; 23 feet,
10.5 inches wide and 61 feet, 10.25 inches tall. / Photo by
Carnival Cruise Lines, Andy Newman
"We wanted to give Philadelphians an opportunity
to experience the Carnival culture of fun by being a part
of a new world record and having the chance to win a free
Carnival cruise," said Carnival
Cruise director John Heald.
This new world record for the Largest
pinata broke the record previously held by a 48-foot-tall
pinata Microsoft sponsored in Mexico City in 2006.
The first attendees got a chance to appear
in a Carnival commercial that was going to be shot on sight
with the pinata.