Scandal at Disney World: Moms Hire The Disabled To Cut Lines
The New York Post reported this week that some wealthy people are hiring a disabled person to pose as a family member so that they can jump to the front of the long lines for rides at Disney World.
Disney allows a guest who needs a wheelchair or scooter to bring up to six people with them to the front of the line. All you need to do is be willing to pay anywhere from $130 an hour or $1,040 for the day.
The Post says you can get information about the "guides" through a company called Dream Tours Florida. One mother says she hired a "guide" through the compnay to escort her, her husband and their two young children through Disney World. She even bragged, "My daughter waited one minute to get on "It's a Small World," the other kids had to wait 2-and-a-half hours.
Dream Tours is no longer offering VIP tours. They released a statement to WPTV in Florida:
Due to inaccurate press and slander, Dream Tours is not offering VIP tours at this time. Our focus has primarily always been providing magical vacations for adults with special needs and helping their dreams to come true.
Disney also released a statement:
We are thoroughly reviewing the situation and will take appropriate steps to deter this type of activity. It is unacceptable to abuse accommodations that were designed for guests with disabilities.-spokesperson Bryan Malenius
[New York Post, WPTV]