By Lorena Robletto


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was in for a sweet surprise as a colossal Trojan Horse Piñata, created by Carnival Cruise Lines, took center stage. This enormous piñata, measuring a jaw-dropping 60 feet in length, 23 feet in width, and 61 feet in height, was packed with a whopping 8,000 pounds of candy. It was a sight to behold and an incredible feat that earned it the title of the World's Largest Trojan Horse Piñata, according to the prestigious World Record Academy.Carnival Cruise Lines pulled out all the stops to make this record-breaking piñata a reality. Surpassing the previous record held by a 48-foot-tall piñata sponsored by Microsoft in Mexico City back in 2006, Carnival's creation stood tall and proud, delighting the onlookers with its colossal dimensions.

The celebration was nothing short of spectacular. Carnival Cruise Lines sponsored the event, which featured lively music, delectable food, and even cruise giveaways to amplify the festive atmosphere. The goal was to immerse the people of Philadelphia in the Carnival culture of fun, offering them the chance to be part of a new world record and the opportunity to win a free Carnival cruise.

But Carnival Cruise Lines didn't stop at breaking records and spreading joy with their gigantic piñata. They also had a heartwarming gesture in mind. Following the smashing success of the piñata, the entire 8,000 pounds of candy was donated to local non-profit organizations. Philabundance, the YMCA, Ronald McDonald House, Dignity Housing, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and Travelers Aid Family Residence Center were among the fortunate recipients of this sweet donation.

Biggest Piñata

Piñatas hold a special place in Mexican culture and have become a beloved tradition associated with celebrations. Today, they are not only cherished in Mexico but have also gained popularity in Mexican-American and other Hispanic and Latino communities in the United States, as well as among non-Hispanic populations. They bring an extra touch of excitement to birthday parties, Christmas festivities, and Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

It's worth noting that the Guinness World Records not only acknowledged the largest display of pinatas, consisting of an impressive 1,166 items achieved by the City of Sainte-Catherine in Quebec, Canada, but also recognized the world record for the largest suspended piñata. This record-breaking suspended piñata, measuring a massive 523.70m³, was an incredible creation by Vision Lightec SA de CV and was proudly displayed at Plaza de Los Mártires in Toluca, Estado de México, Mexico, on December 16, 2015.

The Carnival Cruise Lines' record-breaking Trojan Horse Piñata brought joy, excitement, and a sweet tooth-satisfying experience to Philadelphia. It showcased the vibrant spirit of celebrations and the creativity that goes into making extraordinary piñatas. This unforgettable event proved that breaking records can be just as fun as enjoying the candy-filled surprises within these colorful creations.




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