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Coney Island ends world record attempt for most people down a water slide due to 'over capacity issues'

Posted at 11:33 AM, Jun 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-19 18:19:39-04

CINCINNATI — Coney Island attempted to establish a new world record for the most people down a water slide in 24 hours.

The park said it would remain open from noon Friday to 11:59 a.m. Saturday to push for the record on the green 'Twister' body slide. At around 11 p.m. Friday, though, Coney Island announced on social media it ended its world record attempt due to "over capacity issues at the park."

Coney Island officials started planning this in 2019, but plans were delayed due to COVID-19. The park originally said people who participated in the world record between midnight and 10 a.m. would not have to pay fees for parking or admission.

Everyone who did participate in the attempt received a free ticket to return to Coney Island on another day during the season, a souvenir world record participant wristband and a Coney Island sticker.

The park did not announce how many people went down the slide in the time it was open.

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