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Disney is holding a private event tomorrow at Epcot to “Celebrate Volunteers.” Some celebrities and Muppets will be in attendance. Celebrate Volunteers will also attempt to break a world record, but they’re not saying which one just yet.
At 2:30 p.m., the Muppets will lead a CANvoy Box Truck parade from the U.K. Pavillion towards Future World and around to the China Pavillion. Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato are also expected to give a concert later in the evening, possibly on the Fountain Stage.
Although the event is not open to regular guests of the park. You may be able to see some of the happenings from the open areas. But if you can’t make it to Epcot, you can watch a live announcement of the record breaking attempt beginning at 9:58 a.m. at www.celebratevolunteers.com.
We’ll also be covering all of the events. You can follow our updates on our Twitter (@attractions) and Facebook accounts, and check back here after the events for photos and video. We’ll also be covering Disney’s “What’s New, What’s Next Media Presentation” tonight.
Celebrate Volunteers is part of Disney’s 2010 Give a Day, Get a Disney Day promotion.
Five years after setting the first Guinness World Record for the most people simultaneously walking on stilts, Cirque du Soleil tried to reclaim the title yesterday (June 16, 2009) at Downtown Disney in honor of its 25th anniversary.
In addition to that record attempt, two bike-riding cast members individually tried to break the record for most pinky squeaks in a minute and the most front wheel hops; and one cast member tried to get a new entry into the records for longest walked on stilts while doing a handstand.
The stilt walkers included many cast members as well as some locals. Some were dressed in street clothes, and others came dressed in festive attire.
In total, 119 made the walk on stiltsin Orlando. But Orlando was just one of the many cities worldwide made the attempt to break the standing Guinness World Record of 625 participants. There were a combined total of more than 1,300 people attempting to walk 328 feet on stilts. It may be a while before the record-breaking attempt is made official.
After Lance was Marcos de Jesus who did 63 pinky squeaks in a minute on his BMX. The record was 58 in a minute. Not sure what a pinky squeak is? Watch the video:
Last was the Cirque du Soleil named Rokardy, who tried to establish a brand new record for the farthest distance walking on stilts using your hands. He walked 189 feet in a minute and 30 seconds.
• Visit our Photo Gallery for all of the photos from the event.