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Rich Moms Hire Disabled People To Cut Disney Lines

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Imagine being able to bypass all Disney lines instead of waiting the hours for popular attractions — apparently you can, but you have to hire “handicapped” people to “guide” you, says a new report suggesting the practice is rife among Manhattan moms in the “one percent.”

The wealthy Manhattan moms’ Disney scam was revealed by a social anthropologist, Dr. Wednesday Martin, who claims the practice of hiring disabled people to enable Disney line jumping is not only well-known in certain upper-crust New York City circles but engaged in without any shame for the deplorable actions.

Walt Disney World resorts offer free, more pedestrian “fast passes” and other power ups for those willing to pay, but the plebe concessions are apparently not enough for high-falutin’ NYC mommies.

Martin was alerted to the practice of hiring handicapped “guides” to skip ahead of everyone else at Disney when researching her book Primates of Park Avenue, and she describes the yucky practice as commonplace, saying:

“Who wants a speed pass when you can use your black-market handicapped guide to circumvent the lines all together?”

TheNew York Postreported upon the “black-market Disney guides” and said the disabled folk are hired for $130 an hour, or $1,040 for eight hours at Disney.

The paper quotes one one-percent mama as bragging about how a convenient disabled guide enabled her to shove ahead of others waiting during a Disney trip, allegedly boasting:

“My daughter waited one minute to get on β€˜It’s a Small World’ β€” the other kids had to wait 2 1/2 hours … You can’t go to Disney without a tour concierge … This is how the 1 percent does Disney.”

It all sounds a bit Cruella DeVille — and the paper is known for playing fast and loose with facts — but Martin seems to back up the allegations quite readily.

The disabled Disney guides are purportedly provided through a “black market” service cynically called “Dream Tours,” allegedly run by a man named Ryan Clement and girlfriend Jacie Christiano. Neither commented to the post about the claims.

But if you think hiring a disabled person to cut lines at Disney is an attractive plan, not so fast — before Dream Tours will even take your call, you need a referral from the Manhattan mommy cabal to get a “guide,” so no nouveau riche families are able to access the shady service.

Martin says:

“So when you’re doing it, you’re affirming that you are one of the privileged insiders who has and shares this information.”

Do you think hiring a handicapped person to cut lines at Disney is a new low?

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33 Responses to “Rich Moms Hire Disabled People To Cut Disney Lines”

  1. Carolyn Wheeler

    There isn't enough money for me to go stand in line at Disney for 1 minute let alone 2.5 hours. People get sillier everyday.

  2. Jacqueline Thoennes

    This is really pathetic. Hiring a handicapped person so you can cut lines. I got one for ya. Go to these places off season! No lines!

  3. Lola Aileen Vanslette

    They should go on off days. The lines are small or nonexistent. My brother had spina bifida and was in a wheelchair, so I know first hand that families of the handicapped got in through the "back door". Using unrelated people to do this is immoral and should be illegal. I'm sure the handicapped person doesn't mind, if they want to ride the ride, but it still isn't right.

  4. Holly Hammer Hagelin

    If you're in a party with a handicapped person, they do go to the head of the line, but the rest of the party has to get in line with everyone else and then when you 'catch up' with your wheelchair bound party member, they join you in line , , , , On the Safari ride, all handicapped go thru the line and are then put at a seperate loading station, and wait for their bus to come in ( 5 or 6 busses pass before your's gets there. I ( because of back pain & asthma ) rented a scooter and the only time I got ahead was when I used the 'single rider' line at the roller coaster in the Animal Kingdom, to help fill in when there were 3 or 5 in a party, then I waited 5 min, instead of 15. I think this is bogus, as Disney has strict rules about cutting ahead… $ or no $… Everybody has to wait, even Fastpass holders.

  5. Victoria Sauceda

    It's messed up in the sence that the wealthy use there money to get whatever they want and take advantage of someone else's disability. But on the other hand, the handicap ppl dealing in this scam are fully aware of what they are doing and making a decent day's pay in the process. I would tell the people paying to throw in lunch, dinner & some souvenirs. And I'm game.. :P

  6. Victoria Sauceda

    It's messed up in the sence that the wealthy use there money to get whatever they want and take advantage of someone else's disability. But on the other hand, the handicap ppl dealing in this scam are fully aware of what they are doing and making a decent day's pay in the process. I would tell the people paying to throw in lunch, dinner & some souvenirs. And I'm game.. :P

  7. Rose Church

    As a disabled person and a frequent visitor to WDW I must take exception to this article….yes it is impossible to rent scooters there now since anyone can rent one (I have my own) but no it is not easy to go to the "front of the lines" since most WDW rides are handicapped accessible and there is no need for that now…and if there is a need then one must get a fast pass…so I have no clue what the writer is talking about….it is nice though that WDW has finally complied with the ADA and has areas for Service Animals to relieve themselves in the parks now…only took them 30 years to get that one right!

  8. Rose Church

    As a disabled person and a frequent visitor to WDW I must take exception to this article….yes it is impossible to rent scooters there now since anyone can rent one (I have my own) but no it is not easy to go to the "front of the lines" since most WDW rides are handicapped accessible and there is no need for that now…and if there is a need then one must get a fast pass…so I have no clue what the writer is talking about….it is nice though that WDW has finally complied with the ADA and has areas for Service Animals to relieve themselves in the parks now…only took them 30 years to get that one right!

  9. Faith Biscontini

    it could not get any lower than that I am so sick of rich folks thinking they are so much better than us poor working folks and that there money can buy anything , they probably got their money from people breaking their backs in some sweat shop somewhere, there are some things their money can't buy and that is pride.

  10. Faith Biscontini

    it could not get any lower than that I am so sick of rich folks thinking they are so much better than us poor working folks and that there money can buy anything , they probably got their money from people breaking their backs in some sweat shop somewhere, there are some things their money can't buy and that is pride.

  11. Dawn Sheldrake Miller

    that is absolutely disgusting, i am handicapped and I still wait in line like everyone else even though it is often painful, the only advantage I use is the parking bcz its hard to walk far after walking all day in park but most of the time all the handicapped parking is full, these people are going to hell for sure, if they have so much money to spend carelessly, buy the damn fast pass, sickening people…SMH.

  12. Dawn Sheldrake Miller

    that is absolutely disgusting, i am handicapped and I still wait in line like everyone else even though it is often painful, the only advantage I use is the parking bcz its hard to walk far after walking all day in park but most of the time all the handicapped parking is full, these people are going to hell for sure, if they have so much money to spend carelessly, buy the damn fast pass, sickening people…SMH.

  13. Melissa Moody

    My dad is handicapped and when I was a kid we all got to go ahead of the line together. But he only would see it when he was in bad pain and couldn't bare to stand for a long time. But I got to admit its a good way to make money when your disabled and don't bring in enough money on disability. Yes it's wrong but pretty cleaver. I'm surprised Disneyland still allows handicap cut in lines concede ring almost every one has a handicap sigh these days.

  14. Nikki White

    I agree that it's wrong for the rich people, but as a disabled person on a very low fixed income, if a rich person paid ME $130 per hour plus admission, meals, hotel & wheelchair rental expenses (basically all expenses paid), I'd do it.

  15. Jacqueline Flaherty

    No kidding, they should have to pay a hefty fine

  16. Emily Stroud

    First- why do the handicape get to cut, if you cant stand for long periods of time have a wheel chair ready to sit and waitl liek everybody else. Cant sit, too long, then stand, thn sit thn stand.
    two- What does that say about the handicap person who is doi ng this they are just as deplorable as te rich people paying.
    Three – very deplorable.

  17. Christine A. Elkins

    Just disgusting…tantamount to modern day slavery. As a person with a disability, I am disgusted. Most PED's live off a small governmental stipend and this is probably the difference between eating and not eating. It doesn't make it right…it's socially and morally degradation at its worst.

  18. Eileen Chrisman Fry

    The uber riche believe their wealth entitles them to whatever it is they desire, and they have no shame about it.

  19. Martha Ellen Brown

    I'm probably one of the few people who does not like or love Disneyland! Disneyland is something I could do without. I'd rather be swimming, fishing or jumping waves in the ocean!

  20. Elizabeth Jenkins

    well now , aren't the rich entitled to be above us ?