Grand Rapids breaks Wizard of Oz world record

By KBJR News 1

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Grand Rapids breaks Wizard of Oz world record

July 31, 2014 Updated Jul 31, 2014 at 10:50 PM CDT

Grand Rapids, MN (NNCNOW.com) - With the help of Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Lion, the Scarecrow and the Wicked Witch, Grand Rapids now holds the world record for having the most people dressed up as characters from the Wizard of Oz .

In June, 1,093 people dressed up as their favorite characters as part of the 75th anniversary of the timeless classic.

According to the Grand Rapids Herald Review after reviewing video and other documentation, the Guinness Book of World Records has confirmed the new record.

The old record was set in England after 466 people donned their favorite Wizard of Oz Costume.

Newsroom staff