Cypress Gardens Adventure Park hopes to log another entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the park hosts the “World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt” on Sunday, April 1st at 3 pm. The official “egg-counting” took place today as Winter Haven mayor, Nathaniel Birdsong, and Chamber of Commerce representative, Donna Sheehan, verified that well over 500,000 eggs will be hidden at the theme park for the egg hunt. The world record currently stands at 301,000.
Today’s official “egg-counting” starts the verification process required by Guinness World Records to validate a record. An adjudicator from Guinness will fly in from London to witness and verify Cypress Gardens’ attempt, awarding the new world record after the event. The park already holds a number of world records, mainly pertaining to the “world famous water ski show.”
The egg hunt will feature thousands of goody-filled eggs hidden in the lawn of Magnolia Mansion, throughout the Topiary Garden and into the grassy banks of the ski show area. Though most are filled with candy and toys, some contain prizes donated by local businesses and one lucky egg holds a two-year scholarship to Polk County Community College.
The egg hunt is divided into three age groups — 0-4 years, 5-9 years and 10-14 years. There is no limit to how many eggs can be collected, however children must be accompanied by an adult. The event is included in park admission.
Cypress Gardens Adventure Park was established in 1936, making it Florida’s first theme park. Today, the park features family fun for all ages including over 40 rides, Splash Island Water Park and the historic botanical gardens. Daily shows, such as the “world-famous water ski show” are complimented by a variety of concerts and special events. Cypress Gardens is located in Winter Haven, Florida, mid-way between Tampa and Orlando. For more information, visit www.cypressgardens.com.No tag for this post.