Legoland Threats: Resort Hotel Temporarily Closes

    March 6, 2014
    Mike Tuttle
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“The Legoland Windsor resort has had to close the hotel on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 March 2014 after threats from right-wing groups.”

It looks like “Muslim Fun Day” won’t be happening at the Legoland theme park’s Windsor hotel near London, England any time soon.

The private event, organized by the Muslim Research and Development Foundation (MRDF), was scheduled to happen over the weekend; however, after threats to staff and visitors, Legoland has decided to completely close their doors for the entire weekend.

A spokeswoman for the park said that they had been contacted by quite a few right wing groups “relentlessly and aggressively online and via the telephone”.

“The safety and security of our guests and our members of staff has to be our number one priority, which is why we’ve made the difficult decision to close the hotel,” she said.

Although Legoland told callers that the park was for hire to anyone, no matter what their race or religion, and that the MRDF said that their fun day was “open to people of all faiths and backgrounds,” they could not find a solution to the threats and negative press that surrounded the event.

According to Yahoo Finance, Legoland said the people booked to stay in the 150-room hotel would get a full refund.

“We are extremely sorry that we’ve had to cancel guest bookings and whole heartedly understand the disappointment of those families that will be unable to attend,” the spokeswoman said.

Sara Powell, a guest booked to stay in the hotel left a message on the BBC Radio Berkshire’s Facebook page stating her dismay.

“Extremely disappointed that our hotel trip has been cancelled at ridiculously short notice, and angry that this situation has been allowed to happen,” she wrote. “Will be speaking to Legoland in the morning.”

Earlier in the week, a blogger from the far-right British National Party blogged that Legoland should be “ashamed of themselves for bowing to these Muslims”.

“If someone would organise a white Christian-only day, people would be up in arms, calling them racist and God knows what, but no one says a thing when it’s Muslims,” he added.

Thames Valley Police said threatening and abusive messages would not be tolerated and it is investigating whether any offence has been committed.

Legoland theme park reopens for the season next week, but the hotel is open year-round … except for this weekend.

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  • 1rdd

    When I read the headline I was angry that someone would do such a thing but after I read about it being muslim fun day, my anger subsided. It’s just a drop in the bucket but it’s nice that some muslims are going to feel what it’s like inconvenienced like the rest of the world is because of extremist.

    • Matt62234

      Yes, because extremist Muslims visit Legoland for a day of fun, probably similar to how we should assume that the Christian day at Disney only involves Westboro Baptist types.

      • 1rdd

        The difference is that Christians denounce the Westboro flakes and all that they stand for whereas muslims don’t denounce extremist.

        • Matt62234

          Absolutely not true. Many Muslims decry the violence brought about by the extremists. Do a quick Google search and I am sure you can easily find articles.

    • ryan serring

      Amen to that.

  • Mark Trail

    Only good Muslim is a dead one.

  • Des

    I would expect the muslim people who planned to take their families to LEGOLAND are less likely to be extremist muslims who would ‘inconvenience’ others. These are not muslims who deserve to be inconvenienced by non-muslims. These are non-extremists (regardless of what religion) having their safety threatened by extremists (regardless of what religion). This was not to be an exclusive event. Anyone was welcome to attend of any religion or non-religious. Unfortunately, some people use religion as an excuse to threaten the safety of small children and their families. These people must be prosecuted the same as Anyone who threatens children and others should be prosecuted.

  • Dickfitzell

    Let the Muzzies in and give them a lego block up their Poop Chute as you kick them out…