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How the 1% does Disney

May 21, 2013
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You gotta love this. Departing just a bit from my normal writing, I had to share a story I ran across that reflects the type of world we are living in. I thought it was wrong that the rich can buy their way to the front of the line with “VIP guided tours,” but this is truly pathetic — read below. We are living in a time when it truly is all about ME!

How the 1% Does Disney World

Plane tickets to Orlando?  Check.  Sunscreen? Check.  Dad’s cholesterol medicine?  Check.  A disabled person to help the family cut the lines at all the rides at Disney World?  Checkmate.

After all, how pathetically pedestrian would it be to have to wait on long lines with the unwashed 99% just to ride in the tea cups for a couple of minutes.  No thanks.  For those that wonder how the 1%, (actually more like the 0.01%) in Manhattan do Disney World, look no further.  For a mere $130 an hour you can purchase a disabled person to help you jump ahead of your monetary challenged neighbors on rides throughout the park.  From the New York Post:

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, The Post has learned.

The “black-market Disney guides” run $130 an hour, or $1,040 for an eight-hour day. Read more.

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One Comment
  1. Emily permalink
    May 21, 2013 5:42 pm

    It’s extremely disheartening to learn that disabled persons are being, pretty much literally, sold so the wealthy can cheat. In my honest opinion, the lines are part of the Disney experience. Some of the best conversations and family time is spent joking around waiting for the attractions. It’s really sad that you can pay to be different than everyone around you :/

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