Monday, August 14, 2006

Alton Towers calls off "Muslim Fun Day" - Yahoo! News

This is a followup to an older story. A couple planned to have their wedding reception at Alton Towers, then the park hit on the (bizarre) concept of "Muslim Fun Day". Suddenly, the bride and all of the females would have to wear chadors and all were to follow muslim laws for the wedding, even though the wedding had nothing at all to do with the muslim "celebration".

But obviously, fun has nothing to do with Islam since they couldn't sign up enough muslims to have any fun as follows.

Alton Towers calls off "Muslim Fun Day"

Wed Aug 2, 12:42 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest theme park has called off the country's first "National Muslim Fun Day" because of lack of interest, the park said on Wednesday.

Alton Towers in Staffordshire was to open on September 17 for Muslims -- with halal food, a strict dress code and prayer areas.

Music, gambling and alcohol were to be banned for the day and theme park rides such as "Ripsaw", "Corkscrew" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" all segregated by sex.

But the park said the event's organisers, Islamic Leisure, who rented the park for the day and were marketing the event, had called it off due to "insufficient ticket sales".

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