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2013-07-09 08:51:22 AM  
Wow.  Really glad I read this.  I was thinking of driving over to the one here in Central Florida this weekend.
 
2013-07-09 08:55:40 AM  
Great, now I have to go kidnap a kid.
 
2013-07-09 08:57:39 AM  
I've been to the one in Tokyo. It sucks. Save your money.

Never been to the one in Ontario. Someone earlier said Ontario had a nuclear bomb dropped on it, so I'm not sure I'd want to go anyway.
 
2013-07-09 08:57:53 AM  
They should treat it like fancy restaurants treat jacket and tie requirements: Just have a terrible, bratty child stashed in the back of coat check for you to borrow temporarily.
 
2013-07-09 08:58:44 AM  
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Was it this guy?
 
2013-07-09 08:59:07 AM  
Thanks, helicopter parents, for clarifying your attitudes.

If I see your kid drowning or on fire, don't worry...I won't go near him.

Since, you know, you wet your pants at the thought of a stranger anywhere in the same zip code as your precious snowflakes...
 
2013-07-09 08:59:26 AM  
him and his daughter are crazy for lego... yet knew nothing of the one 3 hours from home until he picked up a flyer?

little bit slow in the head dontyathink?
 
2013-07-09 09:01:37 AM  
Welcome to the monthly "ALL MEN ARE CHILD MOLESTERS" thread.

/i weep for humanity
 
2013-07-09 09:01:40 AM  
From TFA:


As a result, John was excited when he picked up a flyer for the Vaughan Mills Legoland Discovery Centre at an Ontario tourism centre, and learned that there was a location much closer to home.
...
Hannaford pointed out that Legoland does have adults-only nights once a month, for grown-up fans of the iconic building blocks. She also said the rules are posted at the location, and are in fact on the flyer as well.


It's too bad that this happened, but maybe he should have read the flyer more carefully.
 
2013-07-09 09:02:00 AM  
There is actually a disclaimer, no adult allowed without being accompanied by a child. I thought it was an attempt to be witty.
 
2013-07-09 09:02:22 AM  

PirateKing: They should treat it like fancy restaurants treat jacket and tie requirements: Just have a terrible, bratty child stashed in the back of coat check for you to borrow temporarily.


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2013-07-09 09:03:15 AM  
Said a Legoland spokesman, "It wasn't so much his age as it was his lack of pant... and the huge erection."
 
2013-07-09 09:04:04 AM  
They're horrible wastes of money.  Probably the worst attraction I've ever taken the kids to (and we're all lego fans).
 
2013-07-09 09:04:15 AM  
He should have bought a ventriloquist dummy and pram - or borrowed that Ikea monkey.
He had options, man!
 
2013-07-09 09:05:05 AM  
There needs to be some sort of business that matches poor kids/orphans who wouldn't be able to go to places like this normally with adults who passed background checks that want to do stuff like this but have no kid in order to go.  Kind of like when rich people hire a handicapped person so they can skip the lines at Disney World, except you would actually help a kid who could use it.
 
2013-07-09 09:05:31 AM  

PunGent: Thanks, helicopter parents, for clarifying your attitudes.

If I see your kid drowning or on fire, don't worry...I won't go near him.

Since, you know, you wet your pants at the thought of a stranger anywhere in the same zip code as your precious snowflakes...


Not far away.

In the past I took care of a child who was left at a restaurant until the parents hauled it back to get her. (3yo female.)

No more comforting the child by talking to them, distracting them, etc. or they will think you are a perv.

Sure, I will stand back and watch to make sure they don't get snatched away but I guess they will just have to sit there and cry waiting for the parents.
 
2013-07-09 09:06:24 AM  
Yes that right folks!  Adults (especially men) without kids are all sexual deviants who want to diddle little kiddies.
 
2013-07-09 09:06:48 AM  
How can his health issues be so bad that he can't visit the one in Denmark?

I understand that he can't climb mountains etc., but going to Denmark entails nothing else than sitting on your butt in a plane.
 
2013-07-09 09:07:39 AM  
Someone higher up in the corporation than that manager should personally go visit that gentleman and take him on a free VIP trip to the attraction.

And during that trip, they should hold a small press conference/photo op to announce that they are getting rid of that stupid-ass rule, and that any damn person who wishes to come, will now be welcome at Legoland.
 
2013-07-09 09:08:34 AM  
Personally I'd like to have a kid free Universal Studios.  Like that'll happen.
 
2013-07-09 09:10:18 AM  
Ah, interesting how times have changed.

Watched an old episode of "Columbo" a while back.  This guy with one wonky eye wearing a raincoat on a sunny day goes to a park and just sits down at a picnic table where a family was already seated and having their lunch and starts talking to the kid next to him about his dog.

In the seventies, this was not considered unusual.  I imagined the same scene today and that creepy guy in the raincoat would be face down on the ground with one cop's foot against the back of his neck while another cop handcuffs him.
 
2013-07-09 09:11:04 AM  

spawn73: How can his health issues be so bad that he can't visit the one in Denmark?

I understand that he can't climb mountains etc., but going to Denmark entails nothing else than sitting on your butt in a plane.


It's probably more of a financial issue for him. Maybe his health problems have made it impossible to afford overseas vacations, but a one-day car trip was doable.
 
2013-07-09 09:13:00 AM  

Diogenes: Wow.  Really glad I read this.  I was thinking of driving over to the one here in Central Florida this weekend.


My wife and I have season passes to legoland in florida.  We don't have kids.  We've never been turned away and I've never seen anything that says you have to have a child present to go into the park.  (It's not mentioned on the website, either.)
 
2013-07-09 09:14:16 AM  
Yet you try to have an 18+ or 21+ brewpub and parents flip their shiat that they really need to bring little Snotleigh and Bratston to the bar.
 
2013-07-09 09:22:30 AM  
I don't know. A grown man obsessed with children's toys seems a little weird. I also wasn't aware pedophilia went away after a certain age.

/ducks, runs for cover
 
2013-07-09 09:26:58 AM  

labman: Diogenes: Wow.  Really glad I read this.  I was thinking of driving over to the one here in Central Florida this weekend.

My wife and I have season passes to legoland in florida.  We don't have kids.  We've never been turned away and I've never seen anything that says you have to have a child present to go into the park.  (It's not mentioned on the website, either.)


Interesting.  I'll call to be sure.  Worth the price?
 
2013-07-09 09:28:34 AM  

Walker: Great, now I have to go kidnap a kid.


Q:  What's the hardest part about taking a kid to Legoland?

A:  My penis.
 
2013-07-09 09:31:02 AM  
The legoland near me, in grapevine Tx is not a large outdoor play land. It is a tiny indoor, wretched hell hole were human spawn run wild there the pathways and Lego parts and pizza and sodas fly free through the air. F that. No adults are allowed without kids because your kids WILL become separated from you, and everybody is expected to leave with at least one of the brats. You don't GET to go there? Wrong, you don't HAVE to go there. Quit being so offended, perv.
 
2013-07-09 09:36:01 AM  
After a breakfast of Trix, no doubt.
 
2013-07-09 09:41:11 AM  

oldfarthenry: He should have bought a ventriloquist dummy and pram -


What if he doesn't like to push the pram a lot?
 
2013-07-09 09:46:00 AM  

silverjets: Yes that right folks!  Adults (especially men) without kids are all sexual deviants who want to diddle little kiddies.


Yep. *rolleyes* And how is bringing one WITH you going to stop that?
 
2013-07-09 09:49:46 AM  

zomega: silverjets: Yes that right folks!  Adults (especially men) without kids are all sexual deviants who want to diddle little kiddies.

Yep. *rolleyes* And how is bringing one WITH you going to stop that?


That's silly.  Do you bring sand to the beach?
 
2013-07-09 10:02:39 AM  

Diogenes: zomega: silverjets: Yes that right folks!  Adults (especially men) without kids are all sexual deviants who want to diddle little kiddies.

Yep. *rolleyes* And how is bringing one WITH you going to stop that?

That's silly.  Do you bring sand to the beach?


No, but I do bring a date to dinner and a movie before sticking it in her pooper... it's only good manners.
=Smidge=
 
2013-07-09 10:36:30 AM  
1) windsor is 3.5 hours from the shop.  Not close, but not the end of the world.

2) they have an adult only night

suck it up, boomer, and quit whining.
 
2013-07-09 10:43:57 AM  
Maybe they just don't want lego to turn into model railroading.
 
2013-07-09 10:47:54 AM  
So 63 is considered a senior citizen now?  It's not even retirement age yet.

/or is that the Canadian exchange rate for oldness.
 
2013-07-09 11:04:37 AM  
Note to self: Don't try to go to Legoland.
 
2013-07-09 12:01:25 PM  
Didn't the guy have some candy with him? Old people always have hard candy. He could have stood outside and offered candy to a child to accompany him. Then the asshats that created this policy would be appeased and he would have died in jail.
 
2013-07-09 12:07:59 PM  

the_cnidarian: The legoland near me, in grapevine Tx is not a large outdoor play land. It is a tiny indoor, wretched hell hole were human spawn run wild there the pathways and Lego parts and pizza and sodas fly free through the air.


While I can't confirm the second half, that's what the Toronto one is as well (officially-speaking, "Legoland Discovery Center", ten in total around the world). The actual Legoland parks are in California, Florida, England, Denmark, Germany and Malaysia.

/Florida's, believe it or not, is actually quite nice
//Not a single crying child all day
///No, seriously
 
2013-07-09 12:12:37 PM  

PunGent: Thanks, helicopter parents, for clarifying your attitudes.

If I see your kid drowning or on fire, don't worry...I won't go near him.

Since, you know, you wet your pants at the thought of a stranger anywhere in the same zip code as your precious snowflakes...


About 2 weeks ago... a good friend of mine, who is a trauma Doctor York Hospital Emergency was riding bike in a park. Ahead of him was a young boy, and ahead of the boy was presumably the father.

The boy got his sock tangled in the chain and fell over...my friend instinctively rushed to his aid - the boys father turned to see what he perceived to be a pedophile trying to abduct his kid - and proceed to stomp my friends head into the ground - his face looks like Frankenstein from all of the bruises and stitches. Never got a chance to explain or identify himself - dude just freaked out and went full retard.

What pisses me off is... if he thought my friend was trying to abduct his kid - why he didn't go to the police? - my friend surely did.

Moral of the CSB...never...EVER help a child
 
2013-07-09 12:17:26 PM  
Did anyone see this comment on the article?

"I recently tried to arrange for a group outing for our 9 adult clients with autism (Developmental disabilities) and we were refused as we don't fit in with their idea of adult and all are too old to enter as children. YES a human rights complaint is being filed as we speak. Horrible people running that place."

Yeah, holy crap. That place must suck.

I don't think the "real" Leog theme parks have the rule about having to have a kid. The theme parks actually don't have anything to do for kids under the age of 3 according to reviews - it's apparently not very baby friendly at all which is why we haven't gone yet.
 
2013-07-09 12:18:31 PM  

mesmer242: Did anyone see this comment on the article?

"I recently tried to arrange for a group outing for our 9 adult clients with autism (Developmental disabilities) and we were refused as we don't fit in with their idea of adult and all are too old to enter as children. YES a human rights complaint is being filed as we speak. Horrible people running that place."

Yeah, holy crap. That place must suck.

I don't think the "real" Leog theme parks have the rule about having to have a kid. The theme parks actually don't have anything to do for kids under the age of 3 according to reviews - it's apparently not very baby friendly at all which is why we haven't gone yet.


Crap, I mistyped Lego in a Lego thread. The Lego police are going to show up to get me.
 
2013-07-09 12:27:07 PM  

Diogenes: Interesting. I'll call to be sure. Worth the price?


I think so.  It helps that the cost for a season pass is less than two single day visits to the park, so if you go more than once, you come out ahead.

It used to be Cypress Gardens, so they've reopened part of the gardens, only they added lego characters sitting on benches and things like that to them.  I was going to post a link to some photos from the florida park, but it looks like I never got around to posting them online anywhere.  They have a water ski show with a person in a lego costume and everything.  It's a lot more fun for adults than you would think.

We have only been a couple of times because when tend to end up in orlando and at disney/universal/seaworld, but if you like theme parks it's definitely worth a visit.  (The one in california is cool because that one has an aquarium as well, which is awesome.)
 
2013-07-09 12:44:14 PM  

mesmer242: Did anyone see this comment on the article?

"I recently tried to arrange for a group outing for our 9 adult clients with autism (Developmental disabilities) and we were refused as we don't fit in with their idea of adult and all are too old to enter as children. YES a human rights complaint is being filed as we speak. Horrible people running that place."

Yeah, holy crap. That place must suck.

I don't think the "real" Leog theme parks have the rule about having to have a kid. The theme parks actually don't have anything to do for kids under the age of 3 according to reviews - it's apparently not very baby friendly at all which is why we haven't gone yet.

 
2013-07-09 12:48:30 PM  
If since he was there with his daughter, he most certainly could have argued that he was indeed there with his child. The website does not specify age for their definition of child.

I read about their adult night - it is a grand total of 2 hours once a month.  Not exactly a welcoming place.
 
2013-07-09 01:45:21 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Welcome to the monthly "ALL MEN ARE CHILD MOLESTERS" thread.

i weep for humanity

people who watch too much scare-o-vision.


/ftfy.
//it's apparently like crack to this entire population.
 
2013-07-09 03:11:55 PM  
That's pretty lame.  It'd be like Disneyland saying you can't go in without a child.  I had a premium annual passport for Disneyland when I lived nearby and went at least once a week, usually all by my creepy self. Nobody ever stopped me at the gate.  I even went on the circus train and storybook land boats and nobody said a word or gave me the hairy eyeball.  (The boats are fun at night when the ducks are sleeping by the tiny houses.)  They know to cater to old weirdos like me because we spend money.
 
2013-07-09 03:20:16 PM  

big pig peaches: I don't know. A grown man obsessed with children's toys seems a little weird. I also wasn't aware pedophilia went away after a certain age.

/ducks, runs for cover


So how about those with issues like autism? Do you realize the interest in Lego's along that subset? My child is autistic and obsessed with them. Doesn't mean when he turns 18 he's going to Lego Land to diddle little boys.
 
2013-07-09 03:42:59 PM  
mesmer242:

"I don't think the "real" Leog theme parks have the rule about having to have a kid. The theme parks actually don't have anything to do for kids under the age of 3 according to reviews - it's apparently not very baby friendly at all which is why we haven't gone yet.

I went to Legoland in So Cal alone (a 45 y.o. man at the time.. + sporting 2 gay themed tattoos) Not a problem getting in and not a problem with anyone in there. In fact, one father pointed to one of my tats and asked his son what the musical notation on my arm meant. (The kid knew it was a G-Clef)

The rides are geared more towards the younger crowd, but it's pretty amazing to see what can be built out of Legos.
 
2013-07-09 04:41:09 PM  
Disapprove  of their "Adults aren't permitted to enjoy Lego" policy?  Vote with your wallet.

i.imgur.com

DOWNLOAD this movie. Don't spend a cent.
 
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