have two parks, so it seemed like a good fit," said Brooke
Flags Great America spokeswoman, referring to the
theme park and water park, Hurricane Harbor. "It's a neat
thing to do ... we're definitely game for anything fun."
Pert Plus commissioned a custom-built
shower measuring 100 feet long and 40 feet wide. The shower,
built to hold about 600 people elbow-to-elbow, had ample space
for participants to lather up and toss around inflated beach
It took about seven and a half hours
for a crew of four people to build the shower structure, said
Larry Wood, one of the structure's inventors and president
of Eagle Exhibit Services, the company contracted to construct
the shower apparatus. "It took longer to build than to (use)
live," Wood said.
The MII Series is a "portable, modular
display" that could be used inside or outside, he said. Pert Plus attempted
the 2-in-1 record to emphasize its leadership in the 2-in-1
category and launch the new Pert Plus for Men line. The new
line is designed exclusively to meet men's hair needs and
consists of four new products, including the company's first-ever
3-in-1 shampoo plus conditioner plus body wash.
A 40,000-square-foot structure with 40 shower
nozzles was custom-built for the record-breaking attempt,
according to Pert Plus spokeswoman Karen Bailey.
Gurnee Mayor Krysti Kovarik and Lake County
Chamber of Commerce President B. Dwight Houchins served as
official World Record witnesses.
"We are always excited by opportunities
to showcase Six Flags and our community," Kovarik said. "Gurnee
has a close partnership with Six Flags and to think that we
might've broken a record here today is really something."
The previous world record for the largest shower
was achieved by Ludacris and Tommy Lee at the "Battleground
Earth" show in May, 2008.