Arachnophobic Artist Creates Giant Balloon Spider, Breaks World Record

World-renown balloon artist Adam Lee has set a new world record for the largest balloon sculpture, with a giant spider made from almost 3,000 balloons. Did we mention he’s afraid of spiders?

Adam began his attempt to set a new world record on October 1, at Great Wolf Lodge, in Grand Mound, Washington, and after six days of weaving balloons into a giant version of one of the creatures he’s most afraid of, the talented artist reached his goal. ”After working 10 hour days for six days straight, I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome,” Lee said about his experience. His scary inflatable creation measures 45 feet 2 inches wide and 22 feet 2 inches long and was created from almost 3,000 balloons. Too help guests realize just how big his spider really is, he explained that “”If I would have laid the inflated balloons end-to-end, they would have stretched for almost two-and-a-half miles!”

Photo by Otto Greule Jr. / AP

“Who knew that a young man with arachnophobia could achieve such an amazing accomplishment,” said Patrick Alvarez, General Manager at Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound. The new world’s largest balloon sculpture will remain suspended from the three-story lobby of Great Wolf Lodge, throughout the location’s seasonal “Howl-o-Ween” event (October 7 – October 31).

Photo by Otto Greule Jr. / AP

Photo by Otto Greule Jr. / AP

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