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A truly sad story.

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Bro. Curtis, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Bro. Curtis

    Bro. Curtis <img src =/curtis.gif>

    Oct 25, 2001

    Some wealthy Manhattan moms have figured out a way to cut the long lines at Disney World — by hiring disabled people to pose as family members so they and their kids can jump to the front, The Post has learned.

    The “black-market Disney guides” run $130 an hour, or $1,040 for an eight-hour day.
    “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.
    “You can’t go to Disney without a tour concierge,’’ she sniffed. “This is how the 1 percent does Disney.”
    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….


    Disney's policy of letting handicapped children jump lines is a VOLUNTARY one. When news of this abuse hit, they decided to end the policy, again, the VOLUNTARY policy.


    Which of course, has resulted in them being sued.

    Disney is facing allegations of discrimination, with a lawsuit charging that modifications to the company’s policy for accommodating people with disabilities at its theme parks violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    The lawsuit filed last week by mothers of 16 kids and young adults with developmental disabilities from across the nation accuses Walt Disney Parks and Resorts of failing to accommodate their children’s special needs and of actively dissuading their presence at the company’s theme parks.
    The move comes after Disney made sweeping changes to its policy for accommodating park visitors with disabilities last fall. For years, Disney had offered individuals with special needs a pass that often allowed them and their guests to skip to the front of long lines for park attractions.

  2. Zaac

    Zaac Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2012
    Just speechless.
  3. just-want-peace

    just-want-peace Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    It becomes more obvious with crap such as those "convenient cripples" multiply, that John Adams was dead on when he said that our type of government "--could only succeed in a moral and religious society."
    Surely no one would say that our society today IS a religious and/or moral society.

    Course this is just one very small indication of our societal problems.
  4. go2church

    go2church Active Member

    Jun 21, 2002
    Great googgly-mooggly!
  5. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club

    Apr 8, 2003
    It was nice of Disney to do this - but there are always the little minority who will abuse the system.

    Bottom line - how are the disable being discriminated by not being able to "cut in line"

    If anything - the non-disabled are being discriminated against by having to wait longer.

    The story stated the child was in a motorized scooter. Therefore if he was actually disabled - then what is the problem?

    Makes me think of the time I was a taxi driver for handicap people. - the system was set up that several riders would be in the same vehicle - even if going to different destinations. Well, I had one regular customer who was blind - and had a service dog. One time I picked up another handicap customer who was also allergic to dogs. Later on, I asked the blind customer (whom I knew very well) who should get priority - a blind customer or the one who is allergic to dogs. His answer was - of course the one who is blind. I was dumbfounded at his answer.