Wealthy Hiring Disabled To Cut Lines at Disney
The New York Post reported 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 each guest who needs a wheelchair or motorized scooter to bring up to six guests to the front of lines, and these people are taking advantage of that policy for a price of $130 an hour or $1,040 for an eight-hour day. The Post says the information about the guides that can be hired through Dream Tours Florida has been spreading among Manhattan's wealthy.
The newspaper cites one mother who said she hired a guide through the company to escort her, her husband and their two young children through Disney World in a motorized scooter with a 'handicapped' sign on it, and was able to go straight to the front of all the lines.
"My daughter waited one minute to get on 'It's a Small World.' The other kids had to wait two-and-a-half hours," she bragged. " You can't go to Disney without a tour concierge. This is how the one percent does Disney."
Dream Tours Florida is run by Ryan Clement and his girlfriend, Jacie Christiano, who the Manhattan mother indicated was her family's guide. Clement denied to the Post that his girlfriend uses her disability to bypass lines. He said she has an autoimmune disorder, and acknowledged that she uses a scooter on the job.