Are Rich People Hiring Disabled Folks As Escorts At Disney World???
The "New York Post" is reporting that rich folks have been secretly hiring DISABLED PEOPLE to escort them around Walt Disney World in Orlando in attempts to avoid long lines.
Those with disabilities visiting the theme park are often granted faster access to food & drinks, attractions, and rides at Disney World. Thus, the accusations suggest that people with enough money are hiring those that are disabled to escort them around the park in order to avoid long lines and long waits.
There's a company called Dream Tours Florida that offers the service. The rates for a handicapped tour guide are $130-an-hour, or $1,040 for an eight-hour day. That doesn't include the price of tickets to Disney World.
The service is not advertised, and it is only known of by word-of-mouth amongst the rich. The paper says it has attempted to contact Disney, but they have not gotten a response from them in regards to the accusations. We should note that a Disney rep did tell a local television station, "It is unacceptable to abuse accommodations that were designed for guests with disabilities."
We certainly hope that this is NOT the case. One, to take advantage of one's disability is just flat out wrong, and two, what type message are you sending to your kids if you do purchase such a service? Not to mention, cutting people in line is never cool.