KIDS broke down in tears after being cruelly rebuffed by meeting TV cartoon favorite Bluey.
Families spent up to £125 to meet the beloved Down Under pup at a steam train event in Skipton, North Yorkshire.
But on the final train ride of the day, the children were told they didn’t have enough time to snap a snap with the Australian mascot.
The staff closed the welcome tent and told angry parents: “It’s 4pm – our time is up. We’re not staying.”
One father described it as “an absolute joke,” adding, “People paid big bucks for their kids to meet Bluey, but he was told he had to go home.”
“At 4 p.m. sharp, they closed the tent before people even got off the train.”
Another outraged: “It’s an absolute disgrace when someone holds the tent in our face at a planned event and tells us they don’t have time for our kids to see the character they had originally booked for, through no fault of our own.” .
“We had our four grandchildren with us, one of whom is disabled.
“We had to wait for his chair to enter the tent.
“However, it didn’t take long and people were queuing in front of us, so we couldn’t understand the problem. She rudely told us to look at the office.”
They had booked and paid and the kids wanted to see Bluey
Another said: “I was very upset to see the woman who was with Bluey turn away a family.”
“The family who rudely turned her down had a disabled child and probably had to wait for everyone to get off the train and for their child’s wheelchair to be brought.”
“More than one child in the group was turned away despite having booked and paid for.
“One of the dads tried to explain that they had booked and paid for and the kids wanted to see Bluey.
“She accused him of threatening her when he had done nothing of the sort!
“Lots of kids were patiently waiting in line and she threatened to take Bluey away before they could see her.
“I’ve been thinking about booking to see Paw Patrol, but I won’t do that now.”
One parent whose child managed to get a picture taken with Bluey said: “I wasn’t sure what to expect but as I was taking the train to a boring and empty marquee I ran through, turned on quick photo with someone in a Bluey outfit and that’s it.” It.
“It is disappointing that staff or no one was responsible for taking family photos.”
Based in London, Rainbow Productions is officially licensed to manage Bluey’s personal appearances.
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The cartoon, which first launched in Australia in 2018, is about a six-year-old puppy on a cattle ranch and her friends and family.
The first season alone has been streamed more than 100 million times on BBC iPlayer.
A TikTok user surprised many parents last year with a viral video explaining what’s going on in the cartoon’s introduction.
The cartoon has also inspired mums to try their hand at making Bluey cakes, although several of these have been mocked after being shared online – including one compared to a platypus and another whose creator admitted that her cake was an “absolute abomination”.