I think this is a cross between a good and totally ridiculous idea. Good in the sense that the idea is to "force parents to disconnect from the office and reconnect with their family" but totally stupid in that parents "will be asked to hand their device into one of five “PDA drop off zones”". My god! First of all, im pretty sure I wouldn't want to leave my phone/PDA/PDA phone with anyone I didnt know, let alone someone whose main job it is, is to dish out candy floss. And second, most of the time, its been a while since parents were at school... with the obvious exception of the 15yr gym slip mums. Having your pda 'confiscated' until home time seems a little over the top.
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”.
Drastic action would be to have snipers shoot the devices out of peoples hands if they were seen using them within 50 feet of another person. "Excuse me sir/madam, can you, for the benefit of the future of man kind and the possible reversal of all things global warming related, as well as the fact that you almost got ran over by three dodgems, please hand your device in to the nearest spotty youth in the stupid looking costume"... doesnt have the same effect as a sniper would.
... the things people rant about when they're sat at work with nothing to do...