Legoland offers Windsor man free trip after he was rejected at entrance
A Windsor man will be able to fulfill his dream of visiting a Legoland after he was turned away at the door in his first visit.
John St-Onge, 63, was recently denied entry to the Legoland Discovery Centre near Toronto because he didn’t have a child with him.
He left feeling disappointed and discriminated against, but now Legoland has offered him and his adult daughter Nicole a free visit, including complimentary passes to the next adults-only Lego night, dinner and gas expenses.
“I was surprised by it,” says St-Onge. “I wasn’t expecting them to offer me anything. All I wanted was for them to put the information on the brochures what their policy is.”
The self-proclaimed Lego fanatic doesn’t have the internet. He had learned about Legoland from a brochure, which he says made no mention of the requirement.
Legoland's marketing manager Lara Hannaford told CTVNews.ca the company is looking at ways to improve its marketing to ensure others don't make the same mistake.
But for now, St-Onge is looking forward to his trip on Aug. 28. He plans on touring the facility, buy some items from the gift shop and taking pictures of his favourite exhibits.
“Once I’m there I’m going to take the pictures of the Toronto skyline,” says St-Onge.
Nicole says her dad is excited to finally get the chance to realize his dream and get the information he needs to begin work on his own model of the Toronto skyline.
"It still shouldn't have happened in the first place... but he's happy they're trying to make it better for us and we're not out all the money we wasted on a lost vacation," she told CTVNews.ca.
With files from CTVNews.ca