Go to a Disney Theme Park and you will get music, magic, adventure, and lines. For most guests visiting Disneyland or Walt Disney World, the lines are just part of the experience. For some though, the lines are a hurdle to be jumped… at any cost.
Some despicable Disney guests have taken to hiring those with disabilities to help them skip the lines. The TODAY show sent investigative reporters to Disneyland to check out how people are abusing a system designed to help those in need and instead perverting it to skip lines.
Here is the report:
Disney gave the following statement to TODAY:
“We find it deplorable that people would hire the disabled to abuse accommodations that were designed to permit our guests with disabilities to enjoy their time in our parks. We have initiated a review of this abuse and will take appropriate steps to deter this type of unacceptable activity.”
This statement was given by Mark Perriello, president and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities:
“No one likes waiting in long lines, but exploiting people with disabilities in order to skip to the front is disgraceful.
“While Disney must move swiftly to train their employees to recognize and stop this abuse, it’s important to note that Disney has a great track record on accommodating people with disabilities. It’s disturbing that nondisabled visitors would take advantage of these accommodations. This situation goes to show that money may buy a lot, but apparently civility and respect are not among those things.”
Mr. DAPs commentary on this matter: