Wednesday 24 May 2017

Pirates target record at theme park

Pretend pirates set out to snatch a world record
Pretend pirates set out to snatch a world record

A record attempt for the largest gathering of pirates in the world has taken place at a fun park

Hundreds of swashbucklers, buccaneers and seafaring pirates descended on the Legoland near Windsor, Berkshire, to coincide with the launch of a new attraction - Pirates Landing.

The attempt is now being verified by Guinness World records but a spokeswoman for Legoland said: "It's looking good and we will find out on Monday."

Children, parents and grandparents wearing their finest pirate costumes were accompanied by fighting swords and talking parrots in the stunt.

Guinness World Record spokesperson Amarilis Espinoza said; "It was a fantastic day at Legoland Windsor - everyone who participated made such an effort with their pirate costumes."

Pirates Landing is a brand new attraction opening at the park to mark its 15th season.

Children can learn swashbuckling and seafaring skills at the Pirates Training Camp, then climb aboard the new Jolly Rocker swinging pirate ship - a huge unique Lego Galleon - that swings to 18 metres high for the ride of their life.

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