NEW YORK-- The New York Post called a group of wealthy Manhattan moms “the 1 percenters who are 100 percent despicable” because of what they found in an investigation at the happiest place on earth.
According to the New York Post, some wealthy mothers in Manhattan have figured out a way to jump the lines at Disney World by hiring the disabled. The physically challenged people pretend they are members of the family who hired them so the entire group can move to the front of the line according to the report.
Disney allows each guest who needs a wheelchair or motorized scooter to bring up to six guests to a “more convenient entrance,” according to the report.
The Post article said “black-market Disney guides” cost about $130 an hour or $1,040 for an eight-hour day. A company named Dream Tours organizes vacations for people with special needs according to the reporter.
According to The Post:
“You can’t go to Disney without a tour concierge,’’ [one mom] sniffed. “This is how the 1 percent does Disney."
The woman said she hired a Dream Tours guide to escort her, her husband and their 1-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter through the park in a motorized scooter with a “handicapped” sign on it. The group went straight to an auxiliary entrance at the front of each attraction.
Disney has not commented.