10:45AM, Monday 15 April 2013
The Legoland hotel in Windsor had to be evacuated on Saturday afternoon when part of the ceiling collapsed into the swimming pool.
The alarm was raised at 4pm when a life guard noticed a crack in panels in the suspended ceiling over the pool. Firefighters were called and the area was cleared - 40 people being evacuated from the hotel itself until 6.30pm.
Some of the panels in the suspended ceiling fell into the pool after the area and had been safely cleared. The pool remained closed early this week.
Spokeswoman Liz Edwards said that people had been good humoured about the hotel evacuation - which was carried out as a precaution and only lasted two and a half hours.
She said: "Fortunately it was a nice sunny afternoon. We kept the rides open past their normal 6pm until everyone could go back into the hotel and gave out free pizzas."
The hotel is a recent addition to the facilities at Legoland, enabling customers to extend their visit beyond one day.
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