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So-called quiet carriages on trains where the use of phones and laptops is frowned upon are to be avoided if you’re tech-obsessed. But now theme park Alton Towers wants to ban the use of PDAs from its grounds.

Until 1 June, Alton Towers is piloting a “PDA Free Zone” in an effort to force parents to disconnect from the office and reconnect with their family. PDA police have been shipped in to ensure that work-obsessed parents don’t break the park’s strict PDA rules. Any parent that does will be asked to hand their device into one of five “PDA drop off zones”.

Russell Barnes, Divisional Director for the Alton Towers Resort, said that the park is “prepared to take drastic action to ensure that parents really leave their work behind”. Register Hardware isn’t sure what extremes the park will go to, but let’s just hope PDA police don’t start dropping devices from the top of the Oblivion rollercoaster.

If the scheme is successful, then Alton Towers will consider enforcing the PDA ban on a permanent basis.

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