British tourists at one of Majorca’s most popular party resorts have been banned from wearing football shirts, swim shorts, glow in the dark hats, and other items of clothing.
Even though the summer holiday season has only just begun, several business owners at the Playa de Palma resort – which is often regarded as the Spanish island’s partying hub – say they are already fed-up with so-called “drunken tourism”.
Some of them even believe the “battle has already been lost” this year.
And so, according to reports in The Mirror, a number of restaurant owners in the resort have clubbed together and come to the decision to impose a new dress code – which is already looking set to inconvenience many British holiday makers this summer.
The list of banned clothing items includes tank tops without straps, swimming trunks, swimsuits, any accessories purchased from street vendors – such as gold chains, glow-in-the-dark hats, and football strips.
On top of that, if a tourist is wearing any clothes that show the logo of a business which “promotes drunken tourism”, they too will be banned from participating venues.
All tourists will have to follow the new dress code rules, or they will be refused access.
The ban applies to 11 restaurants at the moment – which are all associated with the Palma Beach brand – but others are likely to follow, according to The Mirror.
The venues have placed QR codes at the entrance for customers to check the dress code.
The participating restaurants say the banned clothing items don’t fit in with the environment of quality restaurants and that only “simple clothing” is permitted, warning that although there may be some flexibility during the day, there will be no tolerance at night.
According to Juanmi Ferrer – CEO of Palma Beach – drunken behaviour from holidaymakers has progressively been getting worse in recent years, explaining recently that: “The situation on public roads is worse now than in 2017, 2018 and 2019 [and] we already consider the season lost in terms of incivility control.”
He added: “We need support from the authorities because neither the businesses nor the residents can stop it.”
Ferrer did however explain that the decision to impose new dress code rules isn’t a hostile one against British tourists in particular, but is instead being done to try and “re-educate” people through “friendly ways of communicating”.
Disney confirms Toy Story 5 and Frozen 3 are ‘in the works’
Disney has confirmed that sequels to Toy Story 5 and Frozen 3 are finally “in the works”, with production set to begin very soon.
They’re two of the entertainment conglomerate’s most successful film franchises of all time, with millions of fans across the globe holding them near and dear to their hearts, and now Disney’s CEO has confirmed that new Toy Story and Frozen sequels are once again “in the works”, as well as a sequel to the 2016 animated smash-hit Zootopia.
CEO Bob Iger informed the company’s investors about his plans over a call yesterday.
“I’m so pleased to announce that we have sequels in the works from our animation studios to some of our most popular franchises,” Iger told investors.
Iger also teased there would be more announcements about the sequels “soon”.
He added: “We’ll have more to share about these productions soon, but this is a great example of how we’re leaning into our unrivalled brands and franchises.”
Toy Story star Tim Allen, who of course voices Buzz Lightyear, confirmed he would be returning to voice the character, and appeared to reveal that Tom Hanks would also be returning to voice Woody in the fifth film.
He took to Twitter to write in reaction to the announcement: “See ya soon Woody, you are a sad strange little man and you have my pity.
“And off we go to a number 5! To infinity and beyond!”
Frozen stars Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, who voice lead characters Elsa and Anna, have also both previously said in the past that they would be interested in returning for a third film.
It’s not all sunshine and rainbows at Disney HQ this week however, as the company also announced at the same time as revealing the sequels to the three popular film franchises that 7,000 of its employees across the would be made redundant.
The company said the redundancies are due to the fact its Disney+ streaming service experienced a decline in subscribers.
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Fawlty Towers reboot starring John Cleese and his daughter on the way after 40 years
Fawlty Towers is set for a reboot after four decades, and the show’s original lead John Cleese is set to star alongside his daughter.
It’s been a long time coming, but after more than 40 years off air, production company Castle Rock Entertainment has announced this week that it has closed a deal with John Cleese to bring Fawlty Towers back to our screens.
The show originally ran from 1975-1979 on BBC Two, and is widely regard by fans and critics as being one of the greatest sitcoms of all time.
Written by and starring John Cleese and Connie Booth, in case you’re unfamiliar with the show, or haven’t gotten around to giving it a watch, Fawlty Towers is set inside a fictional hotel of the same name in the seaside town of Torquay, and follows the working lives of rude hotel owner Basil Fawlty played by Cleese, his bossy wife Sybil played by Prunella Scales, the sensible chambermaid and peacemaker Polly played by Booth, and the hapless and English-challenged Spanish waiter Manuel played Andrew Sachs.
Storylines usually follow the team’s attempts to run the hotel while a bunch of farcical situations and an ever-changing lineup of demanding guests and tradespeople run a muck.
Cleese told The Independent in 2018 that “there’s not much point” in a Fawlty Towers remake, and had even hinted that reboot probably wouldn’t work nowadays – but it seems he’s now changed his tune on the idea.
The 83-year-old comedian, actor, and screenwriter – who has in recent years been vocal against what he calls “wokeness” and “cancel culture”, and is soon set to present a show on right-wing news channel GB News as he wants to “promote proper argument” – will reprise his role as Basil Fawlty in the reboot.
His real-life daughter, Camilla Cleese, will star alongside him as the hotelier’s long-lost daughter who has recently returned.
According to the show’s directors Matthew George and Derrick Rossi – who are also producing alongside Cleese, and Rob and Michele Reiner – the reboot will explore how the dramatic and cynical Basil navigates the modern world, while running a boutique hotel.
Speaking on the upcoming reboot, Cleese said: “When we first met, he [Matthew George] offered an excellent first idea, and then Matt, my daughter Camilla, and I had one of the best creative sessions I can remember. By dessert, we had an overall concept so good that, a few days later, it won the approval of Rob and Michele Reiner.
“Camilla and I look forward enormously to expanding it into a series.”