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Guiness Museum Lobby Gets $1.5 Million Make-Over

Guiness Museum Lobby Gets $1.5 Million Make-Over

July 25, 2010

The Guinness World Records Museum in Hollywood is the first to complete a lobby renovation that aligns with the new worldwide branding concept, it was announced today by owner Kuvera Attractions.

“The international goal is to take the Guinness Museums to the next level of interactivity,” said Partner Tej Sundher. “We looked at that from the guest’s point of view and developed a totally fun multi-media environment. People get into the records by moving their bodies and playing games,” he said.

To accomplish this, Kuvera created exclusive interactive components and brought them together in a manner that also reinforces the credibility of Guinness as the leading authority on World Records.

Some of the new elements are:

Robots at Work

Chip and Logic-Al challenge “flesh folks” to make guesses about incomparable records, such as: Can a human blow fire out of his mouth further than a pig can jump?

Hollywood Squares

The tiles on this electronic game board respond to the motion of the body. Guests can “flip” any tile to reveal details about Hollywood’s Hottest Records.

Wall of Fame

When visitors approach this illuminated wall, they are surprised to see which World Record Holders their shadows become.

Hip Hop Quiz-Bot

This multi-media, dancing and music-making machine presents multiple-choice questions about World Record human feats.

Point Five-0

A former Guinness adjudicator, this Half-Man, Half-Robot observes people on the street and points out their World Record potential.

According to Sundher, the only item remaining from the old lobby is a sculpture of Robert Wadlow, the tallest man in medical history, measuring 8’ 11”.

“The latest Guinness Museum renovation is a definite win for Hollywood,” said Leron Gubler, President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “The Guinness Museum has been a popular landmark in our community for 20 years, and the new lobby contributes well to the revitalization of Hollywood Boulevard,” he said. 

In the record books itself, the Hollywood Guinness World Records Museum is a National Register Landmark. It was one of the first movie theaters in Hollywood (opened 1913) and still has its original neon marquee.

The Guinness World Records Museum is located at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard, directly across the street from the Hollywood Wax Museum. Combination tickets are available for a discount at www.hollywoodwaxmuseum.com/hollywood/.

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