Thorpe Park says arms down to prevent body odor exposure

Posted Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:47 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Thorpe Park bosses have appointed anti-whiff wardens and put up signs around the 500-acre site warning visitors: "Say NO to BO!" If guests refuse to keep their elbows by their sides, they will be escorted from rides. If they are caught again they are booted out the park.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:49 AM

As absurd as this story is, I've been behind stinky people more times than I can count, at times wanting to yack from the stench.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 10:54 AM

It would be more efficient to have a trained BO dog at the front entrance sniffing out suspected offenders and refuse them entrance to the park in the first place. Anyway, what's next? Banning speedos from water parks? ;)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:03 AM

Oh, God, I hope so!! Just tell me where to sign! :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:06 AM

This feels like a one of those fake news stories the press makes up on April Fools Day.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:15 AM

Aye! I know know all too well about "mountain goat" smell from crowded queues. (incredible hulk full queue in the middle of July....pass me a swine flu mask) Thorpe should just hand out complimentary sticks of Degree or something.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 11:16 AM

First speedos and back hair at AT, then Thorpe and BO, now what mandated unibrow plucking at Flamingoland? LOL

(what does this BO rule mean for a certain enthusiass populous? heh)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 12:14 PM

I know there are times on hot days when I'm sweating a lot I am ALL TOO AWARE of my own smell. Perhaps the next great thing parks can provide is FREE DEODORANT for people who are self-conscious about the problem. If deodorant didn't melt the way it does I would carry a stick with me to the parks.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 12:17 PM

Ha! We used to semi-joke about this sort of thing in the anti-smoking discussions when all the parks went to designated smoking areas. Now they're really doing it.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 12:30 PM

LOL, and it was Thorpe that hosted this:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 1:55 PM

Maybe Cedar Point can add a "Family Deoderant Tunnel", much like the $5 "Family Dryer" they have near Snake River Falls?!?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 2:02 PM

janfrederick said: Anyway, what's next? Banning speedos from water parks?

Carrie M. said: Oh, God, I hope so!! Just tell me where to sign!

Odd...I had you pegged as wearing a bikini or one-piece.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 2:15 PM

I had you pegged for same thing Moosh.. Even more odd.. :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 3:04 PM

Oh, Moosh, you're so cute. I, for one, am not likely to be found at the water park. I'm even less likely to be found in a bathing suit of any kind (or birthday suit (publicly, anyway)...I offer that voluntarily because it's a tough crowd!) :)

But I am all for protecting America's youth from having their eyes scorched with the vision of Grandpa Joe with his pale and pasty beer gut hanging out over a banana hammock while his other "parts" fight to escape! Seriously, man, think about the children!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 3:59 PM

Note to self: bring deodorant when travelling with Carrie....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 4:07 PM

For me or for you?!? I smell just fine. :)

You just concentrate on leaving your speedo at home, buddy! ;)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 4:25 PM

Personally, I carry a deodorant stick in my Speedo. Most people just think I'm happy to see them.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 4:32 PM

^^That's Mr. Buddy to you!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 4:36 PM

Wait.. Did you bring you Speedo to Busch Moosh?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 4:40 PM

^^ That's Mrs Moosh to you, pal!


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