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Great Wolf Lodge sets world record for longest distance water sliding

MASON, OH (FOX19) - Great Wolf Lodge has received official word from Guinness World Records that it set the record for "longest distance water sliding in 24 hours in multiple venues."

On March 26-27, all Great Wolf Lodge locations participated in the 24-hour event to celebrate the opening of new waterslide attractions at three of its locations – Kansas City, Kansas, Kings Island in Mason, OH, and Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania. There were 45,148 participants who slid a total of 3,593 miles.

"We're thrilled to hold the Guinness World Record for the longest distance watersliding in 24 hours. It was a true team effort at all of our properties," said Kim Schaefer, CEO of Great Wolf Resorts. "We had so much fun setting this world record, but what makes this a truly special event is the generosity of our guests and the general public who donated during the waterslide-athon to our charity of choice, Big Brothers Big Sisters."

The event raised money for local Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies. Participants were asked to make a donation to the organization before descending the waterslide. The resorts collected more than $75,800 during the event, and a $50,000 contribution to the national agency from the Great Wolf Resorts corporate office makes the total donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters more than $125,800.

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