Rich Moms Hire Disabled 'Family Members' So They Can Cut Lines at Disney

Disney World Cinderella's CastleWow. Just when you think nothing can surprise you: rich Manhattan moms are paying actual disabled people to pose as family members so their little poopsies don't have to wait in those mean old lines at Disney. Can you even??!

Some seriously shameless woman told the New York Post that she paid a "Dream Tours" guide to escort her, her husband, and kids (a 1-year-old boy and 5-year-old girl) through Disney World riding a motorized scooter with a “handicapped” sign on it. Much to their joy, the "family" got to head straight to the handicap entrance of every ride, bypassing all those schlubs without a crippled, fake Aunt Ida. THE MAGIC OF DISNEY, FOLKS.

I understand that it's fun to be able to avoid the lines. Rides = fun. Lines = no fun! I loved it when, after splurging on the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique a couple of years ago in Disney World, a few times the ride people ushered my newly coiffed and sparkled daughter, dressed in her Cinderella gown, to the front of the line with a, "Right this way, princess!" It was AWESOME! She felt like a real princess. Even awesomer was the one night we managed to stay up late and go to the Magic Hours, when Disney is only open to people staying in the Park (or something like that). We went on Thunder Mountain four times in a row! Four times, I say!

But the rest of the time? We walked, we waited in line, we went on rides, we got hot, we waited in line, we tried not to get cranky, we met characters, we saw fireworks, we drank water and ate expensive ice cream, we waited in line, and we basically had a blast. Yes, we got tired and overheated sometimes, but we did not cheat our way to the front, using a disabled fake relative to do so. Forget about how rude it is too everyone else (which, for reals). Let's just talk about what kind of a horrible lesson parents like this are teaching their children: it's totally fine to cheat and lie and use your money in order to avoid doing something slightly unpleasant that's part of the whole, amazing experience. Honestly, have they watched NO Disney movies? Douchey maneuvers like this never pay off in the end!

So sad. It's such a fun, special treat to be able to even go to Disney at all. How about focusing on that? How about sponsoring a less fortunate family to take a trip to the land of magic, instead of teaching your kids that they're so special, the rules don't apply, and that other humans are merely there for their use? Talk about missing the whole point of Disney.

Have you ever seen people cheating to avoid a line at Disney?


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nonmember avatar Cass

I think it's brilliant, in its own sick and twisted way. The extent of human plotting never fails to amaze.

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

I'm equally impressed and disgusted.

LostS... LostSoul88

This doesn't shock me. A lot of rich people will do anything if they feel entitled. I have neevr met a nice rich person. The one's I have met are stuck up and act like they are better then everyone. 

bills... billsfan1104

Lmao at Rhonda and Cass. I do admit it is sick, but brilliant.

But Disney World has those passes where you get a ticket and cut ahead of the line about an hour later.

bills... billsfan1104

But you know what, the more I think about it, these handicapped kids get a vacation of a lifetime

nonmember avatar Rory Gilmore

While I can't fault those who have the means to do so to think outside the box, I have to say it is just a despicable thing to do. If you have a disability every day of your life that impedes you from playing sports, running with your friends, breathing without a machine, etc, why the hell shouldn't you experience the vacation of a lifetime?

mothe... motherof2inFL

I have Lupus, and even though I should use a wheelchair for times like Disney visits where I am on my feet and legs and my joints get swollen and painful, I refuse.  I'd rather be in horrible pain for days afterward than be treated differently from the rest of the people in the park.  Also, because I don't "look" sick, I'm sure I would get a lot of grief.  Not worth it.  I do wish there were more benches while waiting for rides though.  :/ 

femal... femaleMIKE

I have a love and hate rltp with disney. 

I told my  mom to ask for a wheelchair at the airport so she can get special attention.  It worked.  But I guess Its not really deceptive because she does have a disability that makes it hard to walk long distances.

femal... femaleMIKE

mohter of 2 in fl,  when I went to disney with my mom we did get her a wheelchair.  We did not get special treatment and no one looked at her funny.   My mom has horrible arthritis and can't really walk far.  Next time take the wheelchair.  Its there for people like you.

amber... amberdotsmom

I know this tip won't work for everyone but it saved my butt.........audiobooks.  MP3 players and audio books.  When the line gets boring (outside in the sun, no entertainment whatever) let them pop in the headphones and pick up where they left off.  It's different from music, they get lost in the story - as long as they're readers or interested in the topic, Harry Potter was a big hit - I even tried it sharing an earbud with one of the kids and the time even went faster for me.

A fake family member though?  Not only is that just sneaky and rotten but you just know they'll ruin it for the rest of us because it'll become over-used, the park will catch on and they'll start requiring documentation or something to use the handicapped lines.

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