Theme park stunt alert

A nice job of following where others lead popped off the pages of today’s daily papers with the story that Thorpe Park is banning people from raising their arms on rollercoasters over the summer, less fellow riders get an offensive whiff of BO.

Of course, the announcement has nothing to do with the acres of coverage rival Alton Towers got last week with its ban on Speedos and everything to do with their spokesperson saying people sweat more because their rides are so scary.

Aside from the fact it’s scientific hogwash – it’s stale sweat that causes BO and not fresh – it also assumes the rides are going so slow that the offensive whiff is not carried away on the wind… hardly a great advertisement for the parks rides.

To paraphrase Lynard Skynard: ‘ooh ohh, that PR stunt smells’