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Moms pay $1,000-a-day to hire disabled members to skip lines at Disney

Discussion in 'The OT' started by fluffybear, May 14, 2013.

  1. gov

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    Some friends of mine took their DREADFUL children to Disney (girl was 9, the boy 12) and after 30 seconds of waiting in their first line the boy had a lay on the ground kicking and screaming tantrum.

    Disney staff wisked them off to a 'calming' room to see if the kid would calm down (he did at first, he thought his tantrum was going to get him to the front of the line) when the kid had another meltdown, Disney refunded admission and escorted the entire family from the premises. Just after getting out of the park lot, the boy made such a ruckus in the car, they had to pull to the side of the road and let the kid thrash on the ground for a while until he tired out.


    Yeah, the kid is obviously disturbed (and disturbing) the parents aren't thrilled when others (like me) suggest the kid be institutionalized. Both kids have been expelled from schools, churches, movie theaters, restaurants, etc.

    Sad really.
     
  2. Getteau

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    We took our kids a couple of years ago to Disney and between fast passes, the Android app that shows the wait times and one of the guide books that had really good itinerary examples, we rarely had to wait more than 10 or 15 minutes to get on a ride. It really comes down to planning your day and grabbing the fast pass tickets as soon as you could get them. We also rode a lot of the really popular rides as soon as the park opened or just before it closed (staying on property helped with that part).

    For us, the worst lines were the ones to see the characters. It's nice that they put them in specific places, but you also end up with hour long waits to get the auto-graphs and pictures. After one or two long waits, my kids quickly lost interest in that and didn't bother with it going forward.
     
  3. fluffybear

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    Paying those outrageous prices to stay on property does have it's advantages ;)
     
  4. Supramom2000

    Supramom2000 In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09

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    As a woman with three children, I would NEVER use a parking space allocated for pregnant women. Excercise is good for the mother and the baby. Walking 20 extra steps is not a hardship. If it is, I would suggest that person should not be out and about at all, but on bed rest.

    Now the veteran one - I think that is a very nice tribute. But I know neither my husband nor I would use it. Again, we would leave it for a WWII or Korea or Vietnam Vet - who likely qualifies in more ways than just veteran status.

    All of this, including pretending to be handicapped to achieve special status, comes down to personal responsibility and ethics. Some have them and some don't.
     
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  5. fluffybear

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    Problem I see with the 'Veteran' space is the need for proof. It is a little more obvious to spot someone who may be handicap or a pregnant woman or someone with an infant in tow than just a veteran.
     

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