King Street restaurants unite to break a 'Where's Waldo' world record

Image by Flickr user number657 Dress like Waldo, get free stuff!

Update February 13: While the crowd fell pretty short of the record, a good chunk of change was still raised for the Ronald McDonald house.

And even a few dozen folks in all those red and white stripes is pretty impressive; get the video report at NBC News 2.

First reporting: On Sunday, February 13th, King Street businesses will team up to try and break the Guinness Book of World Records in an attempt to have the largest gathering of “Most People Dressed As Where’s Waldo Characters In One Place."

As an extra incentive to get Charlestonians to participate, the restaurants of Middle King St. will give each registered Waldo character a complimentary drink or appetizer ticket as well as a souvenir koozie. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald house located here in Charleston, SC. Participants will also receive additional drink and food specials at Kickin’ Chicken, Mellow Mushroom, Tasty Thai, The Upper Deck, and King Street Grille.

Contests will be held throughout the day that will crown the best-dressed couple, the best Waldo, Wanda, and Odlaw (Waldo’s nemesis) costumes.

Wristbands will be given in Marion Square from 12:00 to 12:30 and then it’s off to the races.

Tickets are $12 in advance and can be purchased online. On Wednesday, February 9th, tickets will increase to $15.Tickets can be purchased day of event at Marion Square for $15.


The event coincides with the Second Sunday King St closing to vehicular traffic.