Greater Cleveland Aquarium Nixes Strollers

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It's just a little over two weeks until the new Greater Cleveland Aquarium opens on the West Bank of the Flats.

And there's a small controversy already.

Management at the Aquarium, built in the First Energy Powerhouse, has decided to not allow strollers and wagons in the Aquarium.

This has caused some upset among parents, who are posting on the Aquarium's Facebook page, and other pages, that the policy is unfair and discriminates against children.

Others have posted that they're glad of the policy, one person saying they're sick of being run into by "SUV sized strollers" without even getting an apology.

Aquarium management has stated that the policy is only in effect for the first few months, at least until the initial rush dies down.

What do you think? Does this ban make sense, or are you keeping away until strollers are allowed? Vote in our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

Marie Claire February 06, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Most of the time parents hold their child to see inside the aquarium....it's not a 5 hour long tour I'm sure so it shouldn't be that big of an issue for those with smaller kids. I have 4 kids and it's my responsibility as a parent to decide if this would be a "comfy" trip for my family to visit. If it is not (in this case its too crowded for us) I'll wait till its more convenient or wait till my kiddos are able to enjoy it. Aquariums aren't JUST for families and we have to respect others and not expect others to move out of my way because my family is larger.
Audrey Jones February 29, 2012 at 04:00 AM
Yeah, because like people in wheelchairs, parents have a disability. Ridiculous.
Corie Davis May 16, 2012 at 03:53 PM
I couldn't agree more! THIS is exactly what is wrong with 99.99% of the people on this planet. They think they are the center of the universe and nobody else matters. It's ridiculous. There are 7 billion other people out there. Maybe it's time to start respecting that fact.
Corie Davis May 16, 2012 at 04:05 PM
I have been to the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium and it is incredibly small! Not to mention dirty, dark & outdated. The hallways are tight and my 8 year old daughter got hit with three strollers in the 20 minutes it took to walk through it. We had a horrible time there. You couldn't even stop to enjoy any of the exhibits because there were so many people. And we were there on a chilly & rainy April day. These attractions need limits to the amount of people who can enter at a time so that it can be an enjoyable experience that people will want to return to. Not a fight for a space because of overcrowding, strollers or not.
Tim Torrence May 16, 2012 at 04:05 PM
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