Moms Pay More Than $1,000 A Day To Hire Disabled People To Skip Lines At Disney
Is this the lowest of lows? It seems that rich New York moms are paying a large fee in order for them and their children to skip ahead of lines at Disney World and Disneyland. The two Disney's have a policy that allows a disabled person to bring up to 6 people with them to a "more convenient entrance". Keep reading to find out the whole story...
From Fox 8:
According to the report, families book tours through an outfit called Dream Tours in Florida, which on its website claims to provide "quality based, memorable, and affordable vacations, to people with special needs." The Disney guide charges $130 an hour, or $1,040 for an eight-hour day, citing a Manhattan mom who claims she hired a tour guide using a motorized scooter.
"You can't go to Disney without a tour concierge,'' she told the Post. "This is how the 1 percent does Disney."
The mom said that a guide using a motorized scooter escorted her, and her husband and their two sons around the theme park and were able to immediately go onto rides while others waited for hours.
Disney allows each guest who needs a wheelchair or motorized scooter to bring up to six guests to a "more convenient entrance."
New York mother indicated that Jacie Christiano was the family's guide. Christiano works at Dream Tours and is the girlfriend of the tour company owner, Ryan Clement. Clement told the Post that Christiano doesn't use her disability to bypass lines and says that she has an auto-immune disorder.
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 ‘It’s a Small World’ — 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.”
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.
“So when you’re doing it, you’re affirming that you are one of the privileged insiders who has and shares this information.”