That so-called "No Child-No Enter" rule

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 9:41 PM

Today in the mail I recieved an advertisment from our local Chuck E Cheese saying not only are they are now offering great lunch deals but that Chuck E's is now a great place to take your co-workers/clients out to lunch. Funny, for some reason I had always thought one must be with a child in order to enter a Chuck E. Cheese, I guess they have since dropped that policy since they now want that business crowd. I wonder if there are other places still around that still have that "no child no enter" rule in place? I know California's Adventure City had such a rule at one time but I have read elsewhere on the net where they too had since dropped that rule where one must have a kid in tow in order to enter, and besides that rule isn't even on their website. Dittos with Jeepers and that Six Flags White Water waterpark near Atlanta. Checking out their sites and by being the curious person as I am, found nothing that says one must have a kid with them to enter. The family fun center Amazing Jakes near Denver..same thing, today anyone can enter at any time even though it wasn't that way in the past. Why the change? I would imagine the current economy is a key reason as to why, not a good idea to turn business away but with that being said it is a far cry from say ten years ago when it seemed quite a few of these places werevery much into this "no child..no enter" rule. For some reason I never did get that rule in the first place, I guess because our local now defunct family fun center had such a rule in place even though they did offer a full service restaurant that SOLD BEER & WINE, allowed cigar smoking and featured old school video games like Q-Bert and Frogger, lazer tag, batting cages even a full scale Scramber...all stuff aimed for ADULTS, even though no adult can enter the place without being with a child. Might as well had been a Dave & Busters !! Anyway it came as hardly a surprise they didn't stay in business for very long.


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Wednesday, December 30, 2009 10:47 PM
LostKause's avatar

I've been to our local kiddie arcade / animatronic showplace, called Billy Bob's Showplace Theater more than once without any kids. They have some cool arcade games. I've also strolled into an indoor go-cart / arcade in Sout Charleston, WV, about 45 minutes from my house a few times alone with no trouble. Maybe it's because i feed the games quarters?

I've never heard of that rule, actually. When I lived in central PA as a teenager, my same-aged friends and I always went into Chuck E Cheese without little kids with us. We ordered pizza and played games. I was around 16-19 years old then. No problems.


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Thursday, December 31, 2009 1:22 AM

Adventure City does still have this rule, but they let me in anyway because I am a CoasterBuzz member. Here is the link to my trip report from 11/21/09, in which this topic was discussed.


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Thursday, December 31, 2009 2:40 AM

SFMMAddict said:
Adventure City does still have this rule, but they let me in anyway because I am a CoasterBuzz member. Here is the link to my trip report from 11/21/09, in which this topic was discussed.

Thanks for the link..I had no idea this topic was already discussed but with that being said I wonder why Adventure City had left that bit of information off of their website? One would think it would be there. Actually I am in a way surprised none of those places who do/did have such a policy were never sued for discrimation. A buddy of mine was at a mall in Norfolk, VA years ago, at the time they had a Jeepers and he can remember some ACE members wanting to enter the place only to get yelled at by the staff of that Jeepers, being called "PERVERTS" by the staff and this was in front of lots of people in a crowed mall. If I were a part of that ACE group I would had contacted my lawyer and sue for slander...BUT then again I guess by doing such a thing could raise red flags and put one in an unfavorable spotlight among the press like what happened in Denver a few years ago when some guy who was urged by his own wife to a file a suit in order to stop local bars from having "ladies night" as the two of them felt the practice was sexual discrimation. The suit itself I would imagine was thrown out, if it was ever filed to begin with but the local media reaction against the couple was all negative, it had even got to the point where some of the local Denver big radio stations like KOA-AM and Alice 105.9 were even questioning the sexual preference of the man who, along with his wife were so against local bars offering discounted drinks to females. I assume the husband & wife have since left Colorado.


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Thursday, December 31, 2009 2:24 PM

I think the policy should be listed on Adventure City's website and also at the ticket counter at the park too. Granted, I don't think many adults go there alone, but what would it hurt to make the policy known and easy to find before you get to the park? It was a shock when I got to the ticket counter, asked for one adult ticket and was told that adults are not allowed in without children. Before they let me buy a ticket anyway, I was about to be ticked off that I drove there and wanted to ride the coasters and was not going to be allowed in.


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2010 total visits: SFMM-9, KBF-2
2010 total ride laps: 437

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