Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Fitzgerald Park, Cork , Ireland -- During the Street Performance World Championships
Largest gathering of people dressed as Wally/Waldo: Cork sets world record (Video)
2,563 men, women and children, donned the red-and-white striped Wally costumes beloved of schoolchildren worldwide - setting the new world record for the . Largest gathering of people dressed as Wally/Waldo
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The previous Guinness world record for the was 1,052 people and was achieved by Rutgers University (USA) at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. Largest gathering of people dressed as Wally/Waldo
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people dressed as Robin Hood: 1,119 at Castle Green, Nottingham, UK.
The 'Where's Wally' bid formed part of the Cork Midsummer Festival with all the proceeds from the event going to local charities.
"We got more than double what we needed to beat the world record," a spokeswoman said. "There were plenty of kids, not so many older people, but loads of dogs dressed as 'Wallys'.
''There were also loads of entire families who dressed up. It was the most surreal experience to see that many people dressed as Wallys in one place at the same time."
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011