The York Dungeon hopes to carve out a new Guinness World Record!

2nd October, 2015


The York Dungeon is getting into the spooky spirit this Halloween and attempting to create the longest line of carved pumpkins the world has ever seen!

The Guinness World Record attempt will take place on Saturday 17th October from 10:30am – 2:30pm and the attraction is looking for as many people to get involved as possible – 1,511 in fact!

The York Dungeon is encouraging visitors and local businesses to get involved by bringing down a carved pumpkin to add to what it hopes to be the winning line! If you fancy yourself as a wizard or witch and think you can cast a lucky spell of success on your pumpkins then by all means carry on!

The record currently stands at 1,510 and was achieved by FivePoint Communties in USA, at the ‘Pumpkin Glow’ event, Irvine, California. All pumpkins must be carved into a traditional Halloween Jack O’Lantern design with eyes, nose, mouth and eyebrows to be counted.

Anyone who brings down a carved pumpkin will be in with a chance of becoming a Guinness World Record holder, and not only that, kids (up to 15 years old) that bring a pumpkin will go free with every paying adult*!

Helen Douglas, General Manager at The York Dungeon, said; “We are extremely excited about what is sure to be a fabulous day, and we’re looking forward to seeing families get carving and bring along their pumpkins.

“If you’re a lover of ghosts, ghouls, bats, zombies, and all things Halloween, then this record attempt is definitely for you, and besides, who doesn’t want to become a Guinness World Record holder?

“It will be a sight to remember once the pumpkins are all lit up along the street and it would be fitting for us to break this world record, as after all, we are the Home of Halloween!”

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*Kids go free offer is only available on the day and cannot be booked in advance. Only one free child per paying adult. Participants must partake in the Guinness World Record and bring a pumpkin on the day. The York Dungeon is recommended for children 10 years and upwards.



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Note to Editors:

MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 105 attractions, 11 hotels/3 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and c25,000 employees. 


Among Merlin’s attractions are - SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, The London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE PARK Resort, Blackpool Tower, Heide Park Resort, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK.  All brands which are distinctive, challenging and innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future. Visit for more information.

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