UK theme park bans thrill rides with hands in air after body odour complaints!August 19th, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, August 19 (ANI): An amusement park in Britain has banned thrillseekers from riding rollercoasters with their hands in the air, following complaints about body odour.
Thorpe Park in Chertsey, Surrey, is said to have kept anti-whiff wardens, and put up signs around the 500-acre site warning visitors: “Say NO to BO!”
People who refuse to keep their elbows by their sides will be escorted from rides, and, if caught again, they will be booted out the park.
The park said that a mixture of temperatures nearing 30 degree C, and sweat induced from the fear factor could be a huge problem.
“We’ve found that when the temperature tops 25C the level of unpleasant smells can become unacceptable and we do receive complaints,” the Sun quoted Thorpe Park Director Mike Vallis as saying.
“Our rides are really scary and people tend to sweat more than normal due to the fear and anticipation they experience while queuing up so it can get really pongy.
“Therefore, we felt a ban in temperatures of 25C plus would be the best way to ensure our guests have the most enjoyable experience, and aren’t exposed to any unsavoury armpits,” Vallis added.
Brendan Walker, an aeronautical engineer and theme park ride ‘thrillologist’, points out that people queuing for adrenaline rides inevitably sweat more than usual even without the heat.
He said: “When people are scared they produce more sweat.” (ANI)
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