By going head-to-head or sometimes even pairing up, five Yas Waterworld guests broke six GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS at Yas Waterworld’s first ever GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS live record-breaking event. The event, which was in collaboration with GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS, took place on 26 and 27 November 2021 at the award-winning waterpark on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Hundreds of competitive spirits, friends and families gathered at Yas Waterworld for the fun-filled weekend where they had the chance to participate in different challenges to see if they had what it takes to become GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title holders! Participants competed to gain a spot on the top 10 leader board to then qualify for the chance to be judged by the Guinness World Records adjudicator in an official attempt.
The most water moved using a sponge in one minute was recorded at 5,928.78 mL; the fastest time to collect five balls in water on a waterbed was broken three times with the winning time recorded at 1 minute and 38.82 seconds; the fastest time to topple 10 targets using a water pistol was recorded at 13.18 seconds; and the most water moved by hands in 30 seconds (by a pair) was recorded at 2,640 mL.
Despite over hundreds of participants trying their hand at these world breaking titles, it was George Massoud, Jacob Cummings, Iryana Suprun, Ryan Watkins and Rashad Al Ghadban respectively that were dubbed champions and official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ breakers.
Ryan Watkins, general manager at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi said: “As the Middle East’s leading waterpark, we were very excited to collaborate with GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS on this event, which allowed us to give guests a unique weekend filled with lots of fun. In this event champions were made, with six new individual GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS titles set, and fun memorable moments were created with every record attempted– truly giving guests an experience unlike anything else. I was lucky enough to attend the event with my family and even participate in a some of the challenges, ultimately setting a new record and enjoying a win.”
Considered the pearl of Yas Island, Yas Waterworld is a one-of-a-kind waterpark that has been attracting thrill seekers, families and waterpark fans from across the globe for unparalleled water experiences – garnering to date more than 40 industry awards and accolades from leading bodies within the industry. The waterpark is home to 45 splash-tastic rides, slides and attractions, six of which can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Every experience introduced combines innovative aquatic adventures with local personality and draws inspiration from the UAE’s pearl-diving heritage to offer guests an unrivalled waterpark experience.