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Would you hire a disabled person for the perks at Disney World?

Posted by on May. 24, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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Question: If you had the money to do this would you?

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Yes

No

I wouldn't need to because we have a disabled family member who would go with us, but if I didn't I would.

I wouldn't need to because we have a disabled family member who would go with us, but if I didn't I wouldn't.


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They are 1 percenters who are 100 percent despicable.

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.

REUTERS

Rich moms shamelessly hire disabled tour guides so their kids can cut long lines.


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.


Dr. Wednesday Martin, social anthropologist who discovered scheme.

“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.

by on May. 24, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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Retrokitty
by Jasmyne on May. 24, 2013 at 8:08 PM
Both my sister and brother are disabled. If they weren't I wouldn't do it.
Teacher101
by on May. 24, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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I wouldn't do this because I wouldn't even know how to explain it to my kids. I try to lead by example, and this is just wrong.

FL2AK
by on May. 24, 2013 at 8:10 PM
Same here. Having a person with a significant disability and navigating Disney and the crowds is not worth the perks. People step in front of my sisters wheelchair all of the time, they don't even attempt to hold doors open and they are just rude. My brother is blind and helping him through big crowds is a nightmare.


Quoting Retrokitty:

Both my sister and brother are disabled. If they weren't I wouldn't do it.

ktcat217
by on May. 24, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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Fuck no. I'm not above waiting in line like some of those entitled bitches. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on May. 24, 2013 at 8:13 PM
I would do it. Why is so wrong? Is the disabled tour guide being paid for their services? Why can't we look at it in a positive way, that it benefits the disabled your guide? I honestly don't see why this is so bad...
MrsDavidB25
by Stacey on May. 24, 2013 at 8:13 PM

 No I would not. We use fast passes/wait on line. Part of the disney experience.

V.Dubbya
by on May. 24, 2013 at 8:18 PM
No, I wouldn't. It's exploitation at its finest and kinda turning my stomach right now.
LilliesValley
by on May. 24, 2013 at 8:23 PM

I've seriously never found the wait that bad. But I guess these1% probably have never told their kids no or their kids mltn have no concept of waiting their turn. It doesn't surprise me but no, not something we would do. I think it's wrong.

V.Dubbya
by on May. 24, 2013 at 8:50 PM
IMO what's wrong with it is the intent. Say Disney dropped their disabled person line rule, those job holders would no longer have the golden ticket / or advantage. Companies who hire them would no longer need their disability as a job qual. So unless they did their jobs better and more efficiently than their non disabled counterparts, they could lose that job. I have issues with that vs the company that hires someone who's disabled because they deserve the job - period.

Quoting Anonymous:

I would do it. Why is so wrong? Is the disabled tour guide being paid for their services? Why can't we look at it in a positive way, that it benefits the disabled your guide? I honestly don't see why this is so bad...
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 24, 2013 at 8:51 PM

lol why hire? We just rent the motorized wheelchair. $50.

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