‘How the 1% Does Disney’…and People with Disabilities

Disney: Disabled Visitors Will No Longer Be Able To Skip Lines

By  on September 24 2013 5:44 AM

“Disney Parks confirmed this week that it would cancel its 10-year-old Guest Assistance Card program for visitors with disabilities on Oct. 9 due to rampant abuse.

In its place, the theme park giant will install a new program called the Disabled Assistance System, which will work similar to the FastPass at popular rides, but will not allow disabled guests to skip lines altogether.

In the Spring, Disney Parks said it was investigating reports that a handful of deep-pocketed families had paid disabled “black market” guides as much as $130 an hour to pose as a family member and usher them through the lines at the Florida resort.

“My daughter waited one minute to get on ‘It’s a Small World’ — the other kids had to wait 2.5 hours,” one Manhattan mom bragged to the New York Post. “You can’t go to Disney without a tour concierge. This is how the 1 percent does Disney.”

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