Saturday, June 16, saw perhaps the largest gathering of dinosaurs at Golden’s Dinosaur Ridge since the Cretaceous Period in an effort to set the Guinness World Record for “The Most People Dressed …
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Saturday, June 16, saw perhaps the largest gathering of dinosaurs at Golden’s Dinosaur Ridge since the Cretaceous Period in an effort to set the Guinness World Record for “The Most People Dressed in Dinosaur Costumes.”
While the 41 people of all ages who showed up to the attempt dressed as Tyrannosaurus Rex and other popular prehistoric animals didn’t quite make the 250-participant minimum required by Guinness, there was still plenty of fun had by all.
“This is the largest gathering of dinosaurs at Morrison, Denver and Dinosaur Ridge,” said Sara Miller, development and marketing director of the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge. “This is a great community building event regardless of how many people attend this year. And we’re going to try again next year.”
Originally organized as a way to celebrate the release of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” participants had to pass very specific guidelines to be counted in the Guinness attempt. As Miller explained, the costume has to cover its wearer from head to toe and be a recognizable dinosaur from the Triassic, Jurassic or Cretaceous periods.
In addition to the dinosaur costumes, the event also featured a family-friendly carnival, beer garden and food trucks. But it was a love of dinosaurs that were the main draw for most attendees.
“I have a passion for dinosaurs and have always wanted to work at a place with enthusiasm for these animals,” said 14-year-old Littleton resident Nicholas Campbell. “Why not come here today and have a little fun?”
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