Bloon brings giant beach ball stunt to Blackpool

Blackpool Borough Council and Merlin Entertainment enlisted the help of inflatable structures specialist Bloon to break the Guinness World Record for the world's biggest beach ball.

Blackpool's Back campaign features a record-breaking stunt
Blackpool's Back campaign features a record-breaking stunt

The stunt, which took place last Friday (15 August) on Blackpool beach between the central and north piers, featured an 18-metre-high, orange and white beach ball.

The oversized ball took a team of nine people and 90 minutes to inflate, measuring 2,134 cubic metres. It beat the existing world record, which was set in May 2012 by a Polish supermarket group for a ball measuring 15.82 metres.

Bloon managed the stunt as part of the Blackpool’s Back campaign, which features a national television campaign funded by Blackpool Council and Merlin Entertainment. The campaign has been conceived in a bid to change the way people think of Blackpool as a holiday destination.

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