Vampires infest LEGOLAND California


Over 700 people dressed up as vampires for the World Record attempt at LEGOLAND California on Friday, Oct. 12.

Emilee Foltz, staff writer

Crawling with blood sucking vampires of all ages, this past Friday Oct. 12, LEGOLAND California attempted to break the world record for the most vampires in one place at the same time.

LEGOLAND called for all vampires from the surrounding area to help break the previous record of 1,039 vampires in one place at the same time. Hundreds of kids and parents came out, fully clothed in vampire attire, to help attempt to break the record.

“It sounded cool and we wanted LEGOLAND to be in the Guinness Book of World Records,” the Lane Family said.

This event was a part of LEGOLAND’s Brick-or-Treat Halloween Celebration. Everyone who came to celebrate was entered into a raffle for LEGOLAND tickets. There were special Halloween characters and performers to entertain and awe the kids. Performers including the tap dancing skeletons, Egore the juggler, and Zack the Zombie from the Mail Order Monster Show, amused the crowd during the congregation.

“I think it was a hit,” employee Will Gilbow said. “It may not have been the best world record breaking attempt, but everyone involved had tons of fun.”

Although LEGOLAND did not break the record, everyone still enjoyed themselves. The vampires brought about pure fright and onlookers could feel the Halloween spirit and excitement the event created. Each vampire who attended also received a free ticket to go back to LEGOLAND on any day he chooses before Christmas.

“I’ll probably come back during the Christmas Snow Days to use my ticket,” contributor Barley Santana said.

This special Halloween event may be over but there is still time to go to a Brick-or-Treat party night and join in on the Halloween celebrations. Every Saturday and Sunday night in October, LEGOLAND puts on a party night full of trick or treat performances and music from 5-9 p.m. Make sure to see all the monsters and zombies in the seasonal performance special, Mail Order Monster Show.

“I new it would be a hit,” Santana said. “I thought we would break the record, but I am nowhere near disappointed.”