Sun (UK), August 3, 2006
A Muslims-only day at Britain’s biggest theme park has been axed after a huge bookings flop.
Organisers Islamic Leisure had hoped to attract 28,000 people to the event at Alton Towers, Staffs, on September 17 — but less than 1,000 tickets were sold.
The fun day — exclusively revealed by The Sun — caused a race row after plans to ban mixed-sex rides, smoking, alcohol and gambling.
Non-Muslims were angered by the plans.
An Alton Towers spokesman said last night: “At least the park will be open to the general public.”