Are Rich People Hiring Disabled Guides to Help Them Skip the Lines at Disney World?
I went to Disney World a couple of months ago and I am not going to lie, I thought about putting my grandmother in a wheelchair. Have you been in the line for Toy Story Mania? Trust me the guilt you would feel later is worth skipping that line.
Apparently, rich people have been secretly hiring disabled people to escort them around Walt Disney World in Orlando, so they can go into the special handicapped line, and skip the long waits for rides.
There's a company called Dream Tours Florida that offers the service. The rates for a handicapped tour guide are $130-an-hour, or $1,040 for an eight-hour day. That doesn't include the price of tickets to Disney World. Under Disney policy, a guest in a wheelchair or motorized scooter can take up to six other people with them into the special access lines. Those lines usually take minutes, not hours.
According to the report, the service was promoted by word-of-mouth, mainly rich parents in Manhattan with kids in private school, sharing the secret with other rich parents at the school. The "Post" says they tried contacting Disney but didn't get any response.
Honestly what could Disney do? Not allow handicapped people their own access line? I have a system for what order I ride the lines in, but sometimes that system fails. Trust me, Disney lines are the worst. Sorry grandma looks like I am pushing you around the park next time.