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Bushma
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« on: May 16, 2013, 01:47:03 PM »

This story makes me angry only because it's a brilliant idea and I didn't think of it first!

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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,


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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.


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“You can’t go to Disney without a tour concierge,’’ she sniffed. “This is how the 1 percent does Disney.”


http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/disney_world_srich_kid_outrage_zTBA0xrvZRkIVc1zItXGDP
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2013, 05:58:54 PM »

To paraphrase Fitzgerald: "The rich are smarter than you and me."
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2013, 03:54:14 PM »

To paraphrase Fitzgerald: "The rich are smarter than you and me."

And to paraphrase me: "ROTFL!"

It is just somebody trying to gig the system and doing a bad job of it, and I do not mean the tour guide, who probably does need her motorized wheelchair at times, and who should not be prevented from doing her job as a tour guide just because she is physically challenged.

No, who is doing a bad job of gigging the system are those who use the tour guide and think they are getting away with something, when any theme park expert knows the quickest way to get on to a ride or attraction is to get a fast pass, which are free for anybody who wants one. And if not already, then shortly, you can reserve a time for getting on a ride or attraction before you leave home.

The article is also full of b.s., including the 2 and a half hour wait for "It's a Small World." People who have rode the ride say the wait has never been that long.

No, what I can't figure out is why this so called news article was even published.

What I do know is to check the source of any news article, and this one comes from the "New York Post," one of the newspapers owned by the News Corporation, a Rupert Murdoch company, and we know that any news from a Rupert Murdoch company is always 100% accurate.

And, if you believe that, I have some swampland near Lake Buena Vista, Florida I want to sell you.
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2013, 12:08:16 PM »

I guess it makes them feel superior to those who do it the fair way. Lookingup
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 01:32:44 PM »

Something of an update to this story. This may be the first physically challenged person to use their disability to offer tours of Walt Disney World, but she is not the only one

Using Craig's List, they found--at least--two more physically challenged people with GAC Cards who were using their disability to offer tours of Walt Disney World. (Always somebody trying to gorm the system.) One charged $50.00 per hour, and one charged $200.00 per hour. And when confronted with what they were doing, both were "unapologetic." (What happened for taking responsibility for what one does?)

Now, the Walt Disney Company is cracking down and as a first step is sending out letters to everybody who has a GAC card, saying in effect, giving a tour to non-family members is not why the GAC card was created, and if we catch you using your card for this purpose, you are going to lose your card, and all the rights and responsibilities that go with it.

I just wonder how they are going to catch somebody using the GAC card, in what they feel, is an abusive manner. And I must say that from what I have heard, most of the physically challenged who do NOT use their card in this way, are so far, solidly behind what the company is doing.

Stay tune for further details, as they become available.
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2013, 04:27:24 PM »

Personally, I think the whole story is awesome.  The disabled people are able to make a fair amount of money AND they get to go to nearly any theme park they want for free.  Good for them! They have found a way to support themselves!

Yes, they are abusing the system but like BoyScoutKevin said
Now, the Walt Disney Company is cracking down and as a first step is sending out letters to everybody who has a GAC card, saying in effect, giving a tour to non-family members is not why the GAC card was created, and if we catch you using your card for this purpose, you are going to lose your card, and all the rights and responsibilities that go with it.

So Disney is aware of it and may or may not take actions to prevent future abuse. 

any theme park expert knows the quickest way to get on to a ride or attraction is to get a fast pass, which are free for anybody who wants one. And if not already, then shortly, you can reserve a time for getting on a ride or attraction before you leave home.

I went to Disney Land last year and fast pass was awesome. The only problem is that you can only get one fast pass at a time. It's not like you get go around collecting fast passes then jump to the front of the line.  We used fast pass, by going to get one then waiting in line at another ride, then going back to our fast pass.  It worked great.  The only way it could have been better was to be able to get to the front of every line right away.  Given one "tour guide" was selling their time at $50 an hour, that's something that I might have actually done.
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