Twinlakes Theme Park Play Host to World Record Bid
Twinlakes Theme Park, in Melton Mowbray is currently playing to host to a world record attempt by Radio presesnter, ‘Dangerous Dave’.
‘Dangerous’ Dave is attempting to set a new world record by spending over 24 hours on a Log Flume! To break the current world record Dangerous Dave will be subject to a 30ft plummet over a thousand times.
The record attempt is taking place today and tomorrow, beginning today at 7.30am.
Thrill seeking; Dangerous Dave has been persuaded to take on the record by fellow Gem 106 presenters Sam & Amy.
The precise record Dangerous Dave is attempting is the ‘longest time continuously riding an attraction at a theme park’. The record currently belongs to Blaine Martin who in 2004 rode a Ferris Wheel non-stop for 24 hours and 9 minutes in San Angelo Texas.
Gem 106 Breakfast Presenter and adrenaline junkie ‘Dangerous’ Dave said: “Everyone is saying how tough the breaking the record is going to be, but to be honest I’m not particularly worried. I’ve been on loads of rides over the years; I think it is going to be great fun… You don’t get a name like ‘Dangerous’ Dave without being able to back it up.”
Twinlakes Park Manager Sandy Gyorvari said: “We are delighted to host such an exciting event; we have full confidence in Dangerous Dave, We have even taken a spare log to the studio for Dave to practice in, however we are not sure that his training regime of sitting in a static log while colleagues throw water and wet sponges at him will sufficiently prepare him!”