Saturday, March 17, 2012
Largest gathering of Ninja Turtles: MOA sets world record (Video)
BLOOMINGTON, MN, USA--To celebrate the grand opening of its new ride — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Shock Mall — the Mall of America and Nickelodeon Universe, 836 fans dressed as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles united in Mall of America
- setting the new world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Ninja Turtles,
according to World Record Academy: http://www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: The world's largest gathering of Ninja Turtles.
The previous Guinness world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Ninja Turtles was achieved by 786 participants at an event in Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest collection of tortoises and turtles is 3,456, which includes over 1,000 live specimens, all of which have been collected by Connie and Danny Tan (Singapore) and are housed in The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum, Singapore.
Mall of America officials say 836 fans dressed up for the event, either wearing their own costume or one provided by the park.
The event was celebrating a new ride called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Shock.
Organizers provided everyone in attendance with a free face mask and a T-shirt, and they were allowed to ride the new attraction for free.
"We're astounded by the number of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans that showed up today to celebrate the grand opening of the new ride," says Jennifer Lauerman, Nickelodeon Universe marketing director.
"You can feel the adrenaline and excitement in the air from the guests and fans, it's a great feeling."
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shell Shock takes riders 70 feet in the air in a matter of seconds reaching up to 25 mph. With 12 single bucket seats at the end of a cantilevered arm that rotates around a central tower, this ride is a thrill-seekers dream.
Each guest controls their seat which can rotate wildly like a plane propeller or a gentle teeter-totter like a see-saw making no two ride experiences the same. The attraction is based on the highly-anticipated all-new CG-animated television series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which will premiere on Nickelodeon later this year.
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Saturday, March 17, 2012 4:02 PM