Calling All Top Spinners: Silver Dollar City Seeks to Spin into "Top" Guinness Record
You are invited to participate in a Guinness World Record setting event
Silver Dollar City announces a quirky activity for summer fun, inviting guests to the park to participate in an official Top Spinning Event for the Guinness Book of World Records: "Most Spinning Tops Spun Simultaneously." On Saturday, August 16 at 2:00 p.m., Silver Dollar City will host the event, which invites the novice and the professional alike.
"This is going to take 200 top spinners to set this record, so the rally call is on," said event organizer Roy Campbell. The only catch, says Campbell, is that participants need to have their own tops, resting assured that on-site lessons are being offered daily at the theme park.
"It wouldn’t be Silver Dollar City if we didn’t have some teaching going right along with the activity," said Campbell, assuring "spinner wannabes" that "Top-throwing Lessons" for skill seekers are now under way daily at the Homestead Barn at Silver Dollar City.
Those wishing to participate must register day of event. Registration will be at Silver Dollar City, Guest Relations, August 16th, from 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. "Then at 2:00 p.m. the anticipated, cheering top spinners and fans will gather on Town Square. We'll say Go -- and they're off!" said Campbell.
To qualify, each spinner will need to have a peg top that is thrown with a string, and be able to spin it for more than 10 seconds. At least 200 string-spun tops must spin for a total of 10 seconds each. Officiators and judges will be on hand, one for approximately every twenty tops.
"The craft of making and spinning tops has been around for hundreds of years, which fits perfectly with Silver Dollar City's 1880s theme," said Campbell. "Interestingly, in this day and age of video games and digital toys, we often see bright smiles from kids and parents or grandparents fiddling with our tops here at the park. We decided there wasn't a better time or place to set this world record!"
Information on the Top Spinning Event, 417-338-3886 or www.silverdollarcity.com