Disabled boy, 5, ‘humiliated’ after Legoland staff made him get out of wheelchair and walk before being allowed on ride

Disabled boy, 5, ‘humiliated’ after Legoland staff made him get out of wheelchair and walk before being allowed on ride

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A DISABLED boy of five was twice made to get out of his wheelchair and walk before being allowed on a Legoland ride.

Sebby Brett was told he had to complete three steps to show he was safe to go on his favourite Ninjago attraction.

Disabled Sebby Brett was left ‘humiliated’ after Legoland staff made him get out of his wheelchair and walk
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But his family says the experience overshadowed his theme park visit — a treat after four operations in a year to ease a cerebral palsy-like condition.

Mum Joanna, 36, from Nailsworth, Gloucs, said: “It was humiliating and a totally arbitrary number.

“Everyone was watching, and knew we were the reason the ride was delayed.”

Mrs Brett said after they finished on the ride, her son asked her: “Why would they make a disabled person walk? It really hurt.”

She added: “If they’d have asked him to do it a month ago he wouldn’t have been able to and it would have ruined the whole day.”

HEALTH & SAFETY FEARS

Legoland said guests had to be able to walk in case the ride was evacuated.

The family were asked to repeat the steps on later rides, but refused.

Joanna said that despite booking a disabled pass, staff at the park had not made her aware of any accessibility issues.

She said: “Had we known, we wouldn’t have gone.”


The family are now calling on Legoland to review their three-steps rule.

Joanna said: “They need to reconsider how inclusive their park is.”

And added that staff needed better training on how to deal with disabled children.

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Little Sebby, of Nailsworth, Gloucs, is huge Lego fan but the experience ruined his trip[/caption]

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Sebby’s mum, Joanna, said her son told her being made to take three steps ‘really hurt’[/caption]

The family are now calling on Legoland to change their three-steps rule
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