Amusement park hires parenting cops to confiscate smart phones/PDAs

The Unusual Suspect sez, "These days it seems that using a camera in public is all but illegal.

But Alton Towers amusement park in the UK has instituted a new rule, and has instituted 'special wardens' to enforce it.

If you are seen using a Palm, iPaq or other personal digital assistant or smartphone, the special wardens will take it away from you."

Any parent seen tapping on a PDA will have it confiscated by special wardens at Alton Towers.

The resort, which boasts 2.5 million visitors each year, has imposed the rule for next week's May half-term.

If successful, it could be introduced permanently.

Russell Barnes, a director of the Staffordshire attraction, said: "It's important for parents and kids to focus on nothing more than having the best possible time."


(Thanks, Unusual Suspect!)