Station 885 Restaurant will attempt to break the record for the world’s largest snow cone currently held by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in Mammoth Lakes, California. The current record is 4,640 lbs (2.104 tons). The current record was set in 2000. The record will be attempted at Station 885 Restaurant in Plymouth, Michigan.
The snow cone will weigh over 5,000 lbs and contain 90 gallons of syrup (900 lbs). The cone itself is nine feet tall and six feet wide at the top. Once completed, the finished snow cone will stand approximately 12 feet tall. This attempt will correspond with the Plymouth International Ice Festival. This is a fully sanctioned world record attempt.
The snow cone idea was was first thought of in June 2009 and and been a continuous project since. While the idea may seem simple at first thought, the complicated logistics of the size of the snow cone have posed many challenges. The cone itself had to be constructed since the availability of a cone of that size does not exist. Every detail of the record attempt has been accomplished at Station 885 Restaurant. Through the help of vendors, staff, and volunteers, all necessary material and labor has been arranged for this endeavor.
Paul Zajac is the General Manager of Station 885 Restaurant. Station 885 (station885.com) has been in business for 24 years and is a family owned and operated restaurant in Historic Old Village Plymouth. This will be the first World Record attempt by Paul Zajac and Station 885 Restaurant.