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Rich Moms Hire Handicapped 'Family Members' So They Can Cut Lines at Disney
May 15, 2013 at 4:38 PM

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

by April Daniels Hussar Yesterday at 1:28 PM


Disney World Cinderella's CastleWow. Just when you think nothing can surprise you: rich Manhattan moms are paying actual handicapped 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?


  • KendallsMommee
    May 15, 2013 at 4:43 PM
    You have got to be a real douche bag to pull something like that.
  • jobberwocky
    May 15, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    Quoting KendallsMommee:

    You have got to be a real douche bag to pull something like that.

  • BeachMommy07
    May 15, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    My ex boyfriend is paralyzed and I have a lung condition we both used to use scooters but to see some sick able bodied person use them to their advantage to save line time is disgusting. They should be fined and fined heavily and they are doing no justice to their children with their lack of moral values.

  • BeachMommy07
    May 15, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Quoting KendallsMommee:

    You have got to be a real douche bag to pull something like that.


  • MommaGirl1207
    May 15, 2013 at 8:30 PM
    Wow! How inconsiderate and rude.
    And then there are people like me, who have health problems (scoliosis & other stuff) and feel weird using my legitimate disabilities as a way to get legitimate accomodations b/c of them.
    I hope there's a way to fine them for doing that.
  • kidlover2
    May 15, 2013 at 8:36 PM
    That is ridiculous but... Sometimes people just get in without trying. My senior year of high school I had a bad knee injury and by Disney World time, I still couldn't walk long distances... My family put me in a wheelchair so I wouldn't be left behind and we were always bumped to the front of the line. I think Disney is really sweet to have those accommodations and I hope a few obnoxious people who take advantage of the situation don't ruin it for all.
  • Big_Momma_X02
    May 15, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    I agree and I have some choice words for people like this,but I shall not say them

    Quoting KendallsMommee:

    You have got to be a real douche bag to pull something like that.

  • coolmomma1968
    May 16, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    thats called taking advantage of someone lower than you in mental capacity,totally wrong in my opinionangry

  • RMC007
    by RMC007
    May 16, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    For about double the price, the family could have hired a VIP tour guide from Disney. With the VIP tour guide, the family would be able to bypass lines. The VIP would drive the family from park to park if needed. The VIP guide would also get the family's food, get the family in a restaurants without having to wait, and even stand in line and pay for the family's purchases. If the family is so well off that they want to hire a disabled person to beat the system, they could have just hired the Disney Tour Guide.

    There is no difference in what those families did, and the families that rent a wheelchair for the day and have dad pretend he can't walk. Classless and tacky. What a lesson to teach the kids.

  • kansasmom1978
    May 16, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    This is horrible. I heard it on the news. My son is disabled, we could very easily cut the line. Maybe if it was hot and a very long line we would. But we dont abuse the system. We even refused a handicap tag when we could have gotten one. My son can walk, there is no reason to get handicap parking. Service dog or not. The dog can walk too. 

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