Man denied entry to Legoland over rule that adults must be accompanied by kids

Published On: Jul 09 2013 12:38:33 PM EDT

Photo courtesy of Nicole St-Onge

Toronto -

Trying to fulfill a lifelong dream, 63-year-old John St-Onge traveled from Windsor to Toronto to visit a Legoland Discovery Center. Unfortunately, he never actually made it inside.

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John was denied entry to Legoland because of a rule that states adults must be accompanied by kids.

A self described ''Lego fanatic' since his children were young, now has around 75 sets, making up about 50,000 pieces of Lego.

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John and his daughter, Nicole St-Onge, saved up for the trip, and made the three hour drive, only to be denied entry.

"They wouldn't let us go in and so we asked to see a manager," Nicole said. "Five minutes later the employee came back and said the manager was too busy to see us, but that was their policy, they weren't allowed in without a child and there was nothing they could do about it."

They turned around and returned back home to Windsor.

"I was crushed. My dad is 63 years old, he was devastated. The look on his face was like a child not getting the gift at Christmas that they want. He felt discriminated against because he's a senior citizen who also happens to like Lego," Nicole said.

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