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Theme park riders kick up a stink

Published 04/08/2011 | 00:10

Visitors to Thorpe Park have complained about the bad breath of fellow passengers on rides such as the 10-loop rollercoaster Colossus
Visitors to Thorpe Park have complained about the bad breath of fellow passengers on rides such as the 10-loop rollercoaster Colossus

Visitors to a leading theme park have been complaining about the bad breath of fellow passengers as they scream their way through the rides.

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Thorpe Park in Surrey has now decided to offer a mouthwash to customers after receiving an increasing number of complaints, especially as temperatures have risen in recent weeks.

Garlic and cigarettes are the most common odours causing the biggest stink.

Mike Vallis, divisional director at Thorpe Park, said: "Perhaps as rides have got more extreme over the years, people are screaming harder and as a result some are spreading their offensive oral odours amongst other riders.

"Complaints have hit an all-time high and it was decided that action needed to be taken. We obviously want to make the experience of our rides as enjoyable as possible for everyone and with the new mouthwash station there are no excuses for anyone to have unfortunate smelling breath."

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