Manhattan’s wealthy hire disabled tour guides to cut lines at Disney
NEW YORK — It’s supposed to be the happiest place on earth, and according to a story in Tuesday’s New York Post, it might also be the saddest.
According to the Post, there are some one percenters in Manhattan who are doing something that’s 100 percent despicable — hiring handicapped “tour guides” to allow them and their children to cut in line at Disney parks.
“My daughter waited one minute to get on ‘It’s a Small World’ — the other kids had to wait 2 1/2 hours,” one mother told the paper.
If you’re disgusted, you’re not alone. The original story has already been shared 23,000 times on Facebook since noon Tuesday.
Why do they do it? Disney has separate entrances to all of its rides and attractions for those who might be in a wheelchair or motorized scooter. And if someone in your party is using one, you can bring up to six guests with you.
Which is where Manhattan’s elite are seemingly taking advantage of the situation.
A tour group called “Dream Tours” provides the guides, however, there’s no number listed for the company. In essence, you have to be “in the know” to even be recommended for the service.
“It’s insider knowledge that very few have and share carefully,” social anthropologist Dr. Wednesday Martin told the Post. Martin was writing a book when she uncovered the jaw dropping findings.
“Who wants a speed pass when you can use your black-market handicapped guide to circumvent the lines all together?” she said.
“So when you’re doing it, you’re affirming that you are one of the privileged insiders who has and shares this information.”
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