August 13, 2009

British theme park considers Speedo ban

Britain's Alton Towers theme park says it is considering revisions to its dress code amid a rise in popularity of revealing Speedo swimwear for men.

Rachael Lockitt, public relations manager with the Alton, England, theme park said managers are discouraging male patrons from wearing Speedos and may consider a full ban if the fashion choice continues to be an issue, Sky News Online reported Thursday.

With the heat wave over the weekend, we saw a big increase in men wearing tight Speedos, Lockitt said. Plans are in place to introduce a ban, should this continue. We are a family resort and we don't want children asking questions.

Alton Towers released a statement saying the style of swimwear is more suited to Spain than Staffordshire.

While women may hail the return of the skimpy bathers, the style itself is not deemed public or family friendly, the statement said. Therefore we are requesting that male swimmers wear more appropriate styles such as boardshorts.