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#1 Hum

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 22:10

They are 1 percenters who are 100 percent despicable.

Some wealthy Manhattan moms have figured out a way to cut the long lines at Disney World — by hiring disabled people to pose as family members so they and their kids can jump to the front, The Post has learned.

The “black-market Disney guides” run $130 an hour, or $1,040 for an eight-hour day.

“My daughter waited one minute to get on ‘It’s a Small World’ — the other kids had to wait 2 1/2 hours,” crowed one mom, who hired a disabled guide through Dream Tours Florida.

“You can’t go to Disney without a tour concierge,’’ she sniffed. “This is how the 1 percent does Disney.”

The woman said she hired a Dream Tours guide to escort her, her husband and their 1-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter through the park in a motorized scooter with a “handicapped” sign on it. The group was sent straight to an auxiliary entrance at the front of each attraction.

Disney allows each guest who needs a wheelchair or motorized scooter to bring up to six guests to a “more convenient entrance.”

The Florida entertainment mecca warns that there “may be a waiting period before boarding.” But the consensus among upper-crust moms who have used the illicit handicap tactic is that the trick is well worth the cost.

Not only is their “black-market tour guide” more efficient than Disney World’s VIP Tours, it’s cheaper, too.

Disney Tours offers a VIP guide and fast passes for $310 to $380 per hour.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 22:18

you know, as a disabled veteran who uses a wheelchair, this is a disgrace! :angry:

having been only a couple months removed from a bowel operation and NPT wanting to ruin my kids vacation, we hired a wheelchair from one of the local wheelchair establishments for about $30 a day.

My stomach had just finished healing and i couldn't walk. still can't walk right so the veterans affairs gave me a walker and a wheelchair.

This breaks my heart because they do allow us to go to the head of the line on say the small world and peter pan ride, but it is a blessing for those of us who are in wheelchairs.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 22:20

Disgusting, though I expected nothing less. Those who have money don't like to play by the rules.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 22:34

It's the free market at work. The family gets to skip lines. The disabled person gets a sweet paycheck at the end of the day for hanging out at a theme park.

I guess Disney's going to try hard to paint this one black.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 22:40

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 22:41

This is a pretty old dodge... It's been going on for years.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 22:44

well they may have gotten over about it but yet, they were dumb enough to get it in the news...

about as stupid as a robber writing a robbery note on their paycheck stub.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 22:54

Oh my f**king god!

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 23:16

It's the free market at work. The family gets to skip lines. The disabled person gets a sweet paycheck at the end of the day for hanging out at a theme park.

I guess Disney's going to try hard to paint this one black.


Excuse me good sir but do you seriously fricking believe that the "free market" has no limit for morality or ethics? As a disabled person myself who has cut lines let me tell you something your waiting in line is nothing compared what many (other than myself) disabled people go though. I don't get how they can pose as family members anyway I had to bring documentation with my name on it to prove my genuine disability at euro Disney. I feel for the disabled people "getting a sweet paycheck" for this "job". You THINK ITS FINE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE TO SELL THEIR DISABLED STATUS FOR MONEY! Disgusting, Disgusting.

And a friendly side note to the OP it could be because I am from Europe but to Americans still use the term "handicapped"? It is not offensive but somewhat outdated, we tend to use the word disability as opposed to a person with "cap in hand".

This is a pretty old dodge... It's been going on for years.


Not at Euro Disney I had to prove my disability so.... surely they check the people with the disabled person for ID too?

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 23:22

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 23:28

the people who are saying "monsters!" are the same people who would also cry "monsters" had the couple chosen a regular guide in lieu of a handi-capped guide based on them being selfish.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 23:29

Excuse me good sir but do you seriously fricking believe that the "free market" has no limit for morality or ethics?


No - but well done trying to stretch my statement into that.

I feel for the disabled people "getting a sweet paycheck" for this "job". You THINK ITS FINE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE TO SELL THEIR DISABLED STATUS FOR MONEY! Disgusting, Disgusting.


Yes, I think it's fine that these people exercise their free will to do so.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 23:35

No - but well done trying to stretch my statement into that.



Yes, I think it's fine that these people exercise their free will to do so.


I didn't stretch anything I inferred it based on your statement, would you also see no problem in me hiring a black person to stand in front of me and shade me from the sun at the beach since their skin absorbs sunlight (UV rays etc) better? You shouldn't as a disabled person feel the need to use you free will to market your medical status its exploitation its akin to only having "blacks" around as maids but never as friends them people wouldn't choose to take a disabled child for example or on their trip with them would they? The only reason they wish to be around people like me is to use us.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 23:43

I didn't stretch anything I inferred it based on your statement, would you also see no problem in me hiring a black person to stand in front of me and shade me from the sun at the beach since their skin absorbs sunlight (UV rays etc) better?


I suppose that white people are UV-transparent where you come from? Perhaps when they're stretched very thin?

The only reason they wish to be around people like me is to use us.


When you remove the veneer of "we're one great jolly team", that's basically what most forms of employment boil down to.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 23:43

you know, as a disabled veteran who uses a wheelchair, this is a disgrace! :angry:


you wouldnt take 1000 bucks to go on rides all day? disabled or not that is the question here IMO