KISSIMMEE, Fla. - After hundreds of lips puckered up beneath the glow of a six-story Christmas tree, Gaylord Palms Resort broke the Guinness World Records title for the timeless tradition of kissing under mistletoe! During the “Kiss-Story in the Making” event, 448 couples set a new Guinness World Records title for Most couples kissing under mistletoe (single location), bringing this festive, romantic record to smoochably-appropriate KISSimmee, Florida on December 7, 2017.
Under the watchful eyes of Guinness World Records adjudicator Michael Empric, the hundreds of couples were asked to lock lips for a solid 10 seconds under individual fresh sprigs of mistletoe in order to claim the title. With 448 couples successfully breaking the title, Gaylord Palms more than doubled the previous record of 215 couples.
“These couples helped to make history during this unforgettable attempt at the Guinness World Records title for Most couples kissing under mistletoe at Gaylord Palms Resort,” said Empric. “Congratulations and welcome to the Guinness World Records family!”
Kiss-Story in the Making was planned to add extra festive excitement to Christmas at Gaylord Palms, the resort’s annual holiday celebration that includes themed attractions, live entertainment and more.
“For 15 Christmases, Gaylord Palms has welcomed guests from around the world to make memories with us,” said Johann Krieger, General Manager of Gaylord Palms. “This year, with a theme throughout our resort celebrating ‘Christmas Around the World,’ we are truly thrilled that this we’ve claimed a Guinness World Records title for such a special holiday tradition.”
The Guinness World Records title attempt was sponsored by Experience Kissimmee, the area’s travel and tourism authority. "We are honored and excited to be a part of this memorable experience,” said DT Minich, President/CEO of Experience Kissimmee. “There’s no better place to set a kissing Guinness World Records title than right here in Kissimmee, Florida!”
Before the epic smooch, the crowd was entertained by sweet sounds of Christmas music, performed live by some of Central Florida’s most talented vocalists. In addition, guests were encouraged to snap photos and share a hug with a big, friendly Mentos Pure Fresh Gum Wallet Pack Mascot.
By partnering with Mentos, Kiss-Story in the Making gave couples the assurance of freshness before that magical, record-breaking kiss. The refreshing taste of Mentos Chewy Mints let everyone enjoy the kiss confidence offered by the freshest, hippest mints on the planet. “We are excited to be a part of this year’s holiday festivities at Gaylord Palms Resort,” said Sylvia Buxton, Marketing Vice President with Mentos maker Perfetti Van Melle. “The Mentos brand is all about fresh connections. Nowhere is that freshness more important than under the mistletoe.”
Local floral designer Greenery Productions supplied the 448 springs of real mistletoe required to make the Guinness World Records title attempt successful. Greenery Productions works annually with Gaylord Palms to create stunning holiday décor found throughout the massive resort.
From its signature nine-degree ICE! attraction to indoor snow tubing lanes, live shows, concerts and holiday dining, Christmas at Gaylord Palms is chock full of endless entertainment. Learn more about the resort’s holiday happenings that extend through January 7 at ChristmasAtGaylordPalms.com and stay connected by following @GaylordPalms on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Christmas at Gaylord Palms is just one of many experiences that await visitors during a holiday trip to Kissimmee, Florida. Brilliant seasonal theme park events, small town Christmas parades, outdoor “Florida snowfalls” and more. Kissimmee makes truly incredible Christmas vacations.
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