11:57AM, Wednesday 14 August 2013
A flare-up between customers queuing for the pirate ride at Legoland on Saturday has earned the world famous theme park unsavoury headlines.
Police were called to the Windsor based attraction in Winkfield Road shortly after 4.15pm when a disturbance broke out as customers waited to board the Jolly Rocker ride.
Two men, aged 29 and 30 were subsequently arrested on suspicion of committing a public order offence. They were each given a fixed penalty notice.
Legoland has also imposed a lifetime ban on two men and their families and will be recommending that this is extended to other Merlin Entertainment Group attractions including Alton Towers and Madame Tussaud's.
The ride had to be closed for 20 minutes because of the disturbance.
But managers at Legoland insist that much of what was reported is untrue.
This week head of public relations Liz Edwards insisted that the incident had been brought under control by two members of staff before police were called. She said that what happened had been widely exaggerated in reports, some of which have suggested that a metal queue pole was used as a weapon.
Liz said: "It wasn't a brawl as stated by some online outlets. It wasn't 10 families and certainly didn't include women throwing punches.
"Nobody was running around with a metal pole."
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