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Statement on Legoland closure

Unfortunately the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort has had to close the Hotel on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th March 2014 after threats from right-wing groups made against the Resort. The Hotel closure follows the cancellation of a private event that was due to take place on Sunday 9th March.

That was prior to the Theme Park re-opening for the 2014 season on Friday 14th Match. 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 safety and security of our guests and our members of staff has to be our is our number one priority, which is why we’ve made the difficult decision to close the Hotel. All guests that were booked in to stay will be given a full refund.

Legoland reportedly closing at weekend after threats

It's being reported Legoland - which was due to open this weekend for a private fun day - will remain closed due to safety and security concerns.

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Legoland will reportedly close this weekend following threats Credit: ITV Meridian

The event, organised by the Muslim Research and Development Foundation has had to be cancelled because it's alleged the resort received threats from far right organisations.

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Park has to cancel event over safety fears

A planned private event at Legoland in Windsor has had to be cancelled - after far rights groups threatened to organise protests at the site.

The Muslim Development and Research Foundation had booked the park for a family fun day, with tickets on sale to the members of the public.

But after a series of threats were made earlier this month, Legoland Windsor has cancelled the event on the advice of police.

Due to unfortunate circumstances the private event scheduled for Sunday 9th March will no longer take place. This was an incredibly difficult decision made after discussions with the organisers and local Thames Valley Police, following the receipt of a number of threatening phone calls, emails and social media posts to the Resort over the last couple of weeks. These alone have led us to conclude that we can no longer guarantee the happy fun family event which was envisaged, or the safety of our guests and employees on that day – which is always our number one priority."

– Statement from Legoland

Sadly it is our belief that deliberate misinformation fuelled by a small group with a clear agenda was designed expressly to achieve this outcome. We are appalled at what has occurred, and at the fact that the real losers in this are the many families and children who were looking forward to an enjoyable day out at LEGOLAND. We would like to apologise to them and to the organisers, and to thank them for their understanding."

– Statement from Legoland

The event was scheduled for a weekend, before the park is due to open for its main 2014 season.

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Arrests after parents involved in argument at Legoland

Two men have been arrested at Legoland theme park after several parents got involved in an argument, according to the Evening Standard.

The disagreement erupted as parents were held in long queues at the Jolly Rocker swingboat ride at the theme park in Windsor in Berkshire.

Library picture of people at Legoland Windsor. Credit: Tim Ockenden/PA

Thames Valley Police said that they arrested two men aged 29 and 30 on suspicion of a public order offence and were each were given a penalty notice.

Legoland later said: "It was an altercation between a family and male guest, not mass brawl. It was resolved promptly by our security".

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Feather dusters at the ready for Legoland clean-up

Model makers get stuck in Credit: ITV Meridian

Every year after the busy summer period, the park at the Legoland Windsor Resort closes down for two days to make essential ride repairs and to spruce up the vast array of LEGO models large and small.

Over a two day period (25th and 26th September) model makers will be out in force, dusting, polishing, fixing and scrubbing each model - from brushing the teeth of the LEGOLAND Hotel's smoke breathing dragon to giving the miniature cars in the famous driving school a valet.

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