The New York Post is reporting that it's found rich Manhattan parents who have hired disabled people to pose as family members so their kids can jump to the front of the line at Disney World attractions. The guides cost $130 and hour, of $1,040 for an 8-hour day.
Reports the Post: “My daughter waited one minute to get on ‘It’s a Small World’—the other kids had to wait 2 ½ hours,” crowed one mom, who hired a disabled guide through Dream Tours Florida. “You can’t go to Disney without a tour concierge…. This is how the 1 percent does Disney.”
The theme park allows each guest in a wheelchair or motorized scooter for the disabled to bring up six guests to a “more convenient entrance” at its attractions. The Post reports that the practice of hiring disabled guides became “a shameless ritual among Manhattan’s private-school set during spring break. The service desk [at Dream Tours Florida] asks who referred you before they even take your call.”
Read the full NY Post report here.