Apparently the above is the newest trend in the rich-people-go-to-Disney handbook; hiring a handicapped “tour-guide” posing as a family member to escort you around the grounds and provide you with a cut-to-the-head-of-the-line pass. It’ll run you over a thousand bucks a day, but to rich folks that don’t mind exploiting other humans, that’s A-O-K.
Disney allows each guest who needs a wheelchair or motorized scooter to bring up to six guests to skirt the long lines and enter into a more convenient entrance. According to the New York Post, this is a sure-fire trick for the one percenters to dodge the rules.
“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… 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.
What do you think: is this a mutually agreed upon service that is mutually beneficial to each party, or does this sort of make your stomach turn? For me, this reeks of nastiness. If not only for exploiting other humans who may need the cash, than purely for the embarrassment of thinking this is an okay tactic to teach your kids, these families should be ashamed. And even if the person doing the “touring” is a willing participant, it takes advantage and abuses a system that is set up to help actual real disabled guests that deserve the short lines and red carpet service. Seriously rich snobs, just-NO.