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Wanna do Disney? Hate lines? Try Hire-a-Handicap!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Batman, May 15, 2013.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Rich New York moms hire disabled people in Florida to pose as family members and avoid waiting in lines at Disney World.
    My first thought was like most, that this is awful. Then I saw how much these folks are paid -- $130 an hour or $1,000 for an eight-hour shift -- and I wonder who's really using who.
    Disney also has a VIP program that lets people skip lines and it costs three times as much.


  2. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    This is awesome.

    It would be even more awesome if Disney sent them all, guests and the handicapped escort, to death factory crematoriums after their fine day out.

    Smokestacks with assholes going up in smoke? Then Disney could resell the handicapped scooter on eBay.

    A win-win-win for everyone.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    They're paying them, right?

    Job creators.
  4. House M.D.

    House M.D. Guest

    Like this is the worst thing entitled people have done at Disney World ...
  5. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    I've read about people screwing on the monorail, and there was (probably still is) a website that featured Splash Mountain tittie flashes.

    And there is a website devoted to theme park accidents, which has had a few amazingly stupid Disney deaths on some simple rides such as the People Mover.
  6. GidalKaiser

    GidalKaiser Member

    Exactly. I guess it comes down to does one have — not a moral compass, but something akin to it — or the temerity to make this arrangement. On both accounts. It feels slimy, but if both parties benefit (and yes, I just rocketed down the slipperiest slope imaginable) ...
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member


    This guy thinks this is a great idea... $130 an hour!
  8. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    This is just another example of people (on both ends) screwing with a good, well-intentioned privilege or service, and thereby potentially wrecking (or eliminating) it for those who don't.

    Of course it's just too much to expect people to do the right thing, especially if it ever inconveniences them or god forbid, ever makes them have to wait for anything for more than 30 seconds.

    (BTW, we are allowed to have a moral compass around here. We don't have to try so hard to write so politically correctly around it. Do we?)
  9. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Boo hoo. This is old, old news. It's been done for years.

    Last I heard, though, Disney allowed the disabled person through the one entrance and wasn't allowed on the ride until their group caught up with them. Apparently that's at the call of the cast members running the ride.

    Don't want rides at Disney? Go the week after Labor Day.

    I'm not sure that anyone who's making a trip to Disney and forking over money has a leg to stand on bitching about anyone else doing it on a larger scale. It's a costly trip, no matter what. There aren't a low of lower-middle and lower class folks making that trip in the first place.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    We go every year and if you're smart about it, the lines aren't that bad. Obviously, don't go during a peak time. If you go in January-February (before Spring Break) Mid-April through Mid-May and after Labor day and before Thanksgiving and the lines aren't that bad. Get the fast passes for the most popular rides and I'll be surprised if you have to wait more than an hour or so for any of the rides.
  11. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    The last time I went, right after Labor Day, the longest I waited was 15 minutes. Most of the time, as soon as I wound my way up and down the aisles, I was on. Not kidding. I will never do Disney at any other time again.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The last two times we were were late October and early November and during the week, the lines were not bad at all. On the weekends, as expected, they were longer, but we made a point of hitting the most popular stuff during the week. The only reason we had crowds at all were because we wanted to go to the Halloween party and the Christmas parade.
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