Adventure Island adopts a shirt required policy

Posted | Contributed by Jeff

An amusement park has ordered men to stay covered up even if it gets hot in a bid to banish beer bellies and bare chests. Bosses say they are copying the majority of American theme parks, which already have a similar dress code, in order to keep the park family friendly. Male visitors to Adventure Island in Southend must keep their shirts on under the new dress code.

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This news story seems to contradict the previous CoasterBuzz news entry from Adventure Island.

From bare nipples to white knuckles - more than 100 thrill-seekers rode a rollercoaster naked. The 102 enthusiasts bared all to take their seats on the Green Scream rollercoaster at Southend-on-Sea, Essex (Adventure Island).

Dale from Dayton

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Amazing pier park. Loved the place - great Eurofighter, beautiful integration of landscaping and seaside elements, and a funtabulous spiral slide. Plus, really good Indian food right across the street.

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At first I thought that this story was talking about Adventure island in Tampa, the water park beside Busch Gardens. I was thinking that it was going to be pretty stupid for a water park to make men and boys wear a shirt. lol

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Fine! I'll wear a shirt, but I'm still not wearing pants!

Somewhere, a former (and now banned) poster is quietly crying over his inability to "feel" his environment and his body being asphyxiated by a shirt.

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Did anyone else get the same general impression that I did when reading the story? Did Adventure Island hire Thorpe Park's marketing and PR agency?

This is a non-story being turned into press coverage.

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Beer bellies vanish when you but a shirt on? Boy! What will they think of next. That's better than dieting and exercise.

I rely on a black shirt with vertical stripes for maximum slimming effect...

And I don't get naked at home, so I don't know why I'd do it there.

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Do they require underwear under kilts? :)

(why was I thinking this was in Scotland?)

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"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
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janfrederick said:

Do they require underwear under kilts? :)

(why was I thinking this was in Scotland?)

If they do, they're doin it wrong. ;)

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