He wore an itsy bitsy teeny weeny ... Not anymore

Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:37pm EDT
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By Robert Leadbetter

LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Hairy hunks who love skimpy swimming trunks beware! A British theme park wants you to cover up and think about getting a wax job.

Alton Towers, which boasts rollercoaster rides, hotels and a waterpark, has banned male visitors from wearing tiny swimming trunks and is considering a waxing service for hirsute men.

The park said it banned the tight and tiny trunks on the grounds that they are "not deemed public or family friendly."

"We are also looking into offering complimentary male waxing, which will ensure we preserve the dignity of all our guests," Sales and Marketing Director Morwenna Angove said in a statement emailed to Reuters.

Earlier this year Alton Towers introduced a ban on children wearing high-heeled shoes after it discovered that some of its younger visitors were using them to overcome the height restrictions for rides.

The park also teamed up with a bra manufacturer in June to test the durability and lift support of bras on rides such as "Rita - Queen of Speed" and "Spinball Whizzer," after noticing a number of "gravity-defying wardrobe malfunctions."

(Editing by Paul Casciato)