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Drumheller hoping to break record for ‘largest gathering of people dressed as dinosaurs’

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Thousands gather in dino costumes in Drumheller to set world record
WATCH:housands of people gathered in Drumheller, the dinosaur capital of the world, to try to set a world record for the most people dressed in dinosaur costumes. Carolyn Kury de Castillo has more on this Jurassic gathering – Apr 27, 2024

The town of Drumheller, Alta., is hoping to set a record for the ultimate prehistoric challenge on Saturday.

Hundreds of residents and dino-fans will don their best dinosaur costumes and participate in the Jurassic Jamboree, which aims to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Dinosaurs.’

Cecil Cunningham drove with his family all the way from Kelowna to join in the fun.

“Everybody should do it once in their life, it’s very exciting,” Cunningham said. “I find it very thrilling to see all this going down in the valley. It’s a very good thing for the valley and people are really enjoying themselves.”

The event, organized by Travel Drumheller, requires all of the participants to wear full body dinosaur costumes with head pieces and the body of a dinosaur. No ride-on style costumes will be accepted.

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The final results won’t be known for a couple of days but town officials tell Global News they handed out over 3,000 bracelets to people dressed up as dinosaurs.

The current world record is 252 people, which was set in Los Angeles in 2019.

1,100 dinos gathered in Dundurn, Sask., last year, but officials say that hasn’t been officially recognized by Guinness yet.

The event caps off an entire day devoted to celebrating the dinosaur.

Drumheller is looking to break a world record for the most people dressed in dinosaur costumes. Global News
Drumheller is looking to break a world record for the most people dressed in dinosaur costumes. Global News

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