News

A Whitsunday adventure to break world dancing record

Lily Cameron, Lorinna Peach and Charlotte Brock took part in the Wii Just Dance world record attempt at BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday on Saturday night. Photo Sharon Smallwood / Whitsunday Times
Lily Cameron, Lorinna Peach and Charlotte Brock took part in the Wii Just Dance world record attempt at BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday on Saturday night. Photo Sharon Smallwood / Whitsunday Times Sharon Smallwood

HUNDREDS of kids and their parents danced under the stars at BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday on Saturday night in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record.

The record attempt was to have the most people dancing outside together to Wii Just Dance.

More than 200 people officially registered with many more spectators enjoying the event.

Owner of the resort Naomi McKinnon said the atmosphere was absolutely wonderful and the kids just loved dancing to their favourite tunes.

"It's actually amazing what strong opinions they had on which songs they liked and didn't like," she said.

"The pressure on the dj's was enormous."

After the main record attempt everyone kept dancing until about 8.30pm as it was a beautiful balmy Whitsunday evening.

The annual charity weekend, Camp and Care with BIG4, was a huge success with non-stop activities for children.

Many locals use it as an opportunity to get families together with 67 local families and another 46 families from the Mackay region staying for the weekend.

There were more than 670 people in the park on Friday night.

Over the weekend 185 pancakes were made, 288 slices of pizza eaten, 200 glow sticks worn at the dance party and 18 boxes of slime used for the muck-up fun.

"The good news is that while we had a fantastic weekend we also raised in excess of $2500 for the Logan Wells Foundation".

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday have to wait to hear whether their Guinness Record attempt was successful.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Coroner: Rachel Antonio died after "violent" fight

Rachel Antonio.

Coroner hands down findings at Bowen Courthouse

Snapper wins peer accolade

AMAZING SHOT: Alison Langevad, who lives in Airlie Beach, won a National Geographic competition for this shot.

Airlie Beach photographer wins National Geographic award

Migaloo headed north

WHITE WHALE: Migaloo (pictured off Byron Bay in 2009) appears to be making his way toward the Whitsundays.

Migaloo is reportedly on his way north.

Latest deals and offers

Fine fishing weekend but watch for whales

There is fine fishing predicted for this weekend in the Whitsundays but watch out for whales.

Hayman Island kids learn about fighting crime

BOYS IN BLUE: Whitsunday Police Station officer in charge Senior Sergeant Nathan Blain, Sergeant Barry Haran and Detective Acting Sergeant Chris Caswell with the Hayman Island State School cohort on Monday. 
Photo contributed.

Hayman kids get crime fighting education for Whitsunday Police.

Proserpine Police indentify local traffic hotspot

The northern approach to Shute Harbour Road on the Bruce Highway.

Hotspot named at intersection of Shute Harbour Rd and Bruce Hwy.

An alluring experience at ‘Lure’

WHAT A VIEW: Communications and marketing co-ordinator at Abell Point Marina Cherie Morel, and function centre manager at Lure Nolwenn Foligne, showing off the spectacular view at Abell Point Marina’s Lure.

Lure is about to open its doors at Abell Point.

Seven things to do in the Whitsundays this weekend

ON THE RISE: Whitsunday's own Simmer Down will play in this weekends Original Sundays. Photo Andrew Pattinson/Vampp Photography.

A list of seven things to do in the Whitsundays this weekend.

Could Chalkie be coming too?

WHITE WONDER: Chalkie playing in the Whitsunday waters in 2015, photographed by guest of Ocean Dynamics Ms Xdgn of China. 
Photo contributed.

Migaloo's coming, but what about Chalkie?

Thy Art Is Murder are killing it

See Thy Art is Murder on their killer tour happening right now. Photo Contributed

We talk with Thy Art is Murder about touring, babies, and new music

Date announced for Prince tribute concert

A Prince tribute concert will take place later this year

Matt Damon is taking a break from acting

Matt Damon is taking a break to spend time with his family

Police foiled terrifying 1m plot to kidnap Katie Price

Police foiled a £1 million plot to kidnap Katie Price and her family

Kristen Bell's baby confession

Kristen Bell once pretended to be asleep when her baby woke up early

Babylon 5's Jerry Doyle has died

Jerry Doyle has died from unknown causes at the age of 60

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

Chance to own an island

Keswick Island is for sale.

Keswick Island to go on the market