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Rich Manhattan moms hire handicapped tour guides so kids can cut lines at Disney World

They are 1 percenters who are 100 percent despicable.

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.

REUTERS Rich moms shamelessly hire disabled tour guides so their kids can cut long lines.

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

"My daughter waited one minute to get on 'It’s a Small World' — the other kids had to wait 2 1/2 hours," crowed one mom, who hired a disabled guide through Dream Tours Florida.

"You can’t go to Disney without a tour concierge," she 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 was sent straight to an auxiliary entrance at the front of each attraction.

Disney allows each guest who needs a wheelchair or motorized scooter to bring up to six guests to a “more convenient entrance.”

The Florida entertainment mecca warns that there “may be a waiting period before boarding.” But the consensus among upper-crust moms who have used the illicit handicap tactic is that the trick is well worth the cost.

Not only is their “black-market tour guide” more efficient than Disney World’s VIP Tours, it’s cheaper, too.

Disney Tours offers a VIP guide and fast passes for $310 to $380 per hour.

Passing around the rogue guide service’s phone number recently became a shameless ritual among Manhattan’s private-school set during spring break. The service asks who referred you before they even take your call.

“It’s insider knowledge that very few have and share carefully,” said social anthropologist Dr. Wednesday Martin, who caught wind of the underground network while doing research for her upcoming book “Primates of Park Avenue.”

“Who wants a speed pass when you can use your black-market handicapped guide to circumvent the lines all together?” she said.

“So when you’re doing it, you’re affirming that you are one of the privileged insiders who has and shares this information.”

Ryan Clement runs Dream Tours Florida with girlfriend Jacie Christiano, whom the rich Manhattan mom indicated was her family’s guide.

A working phone number for Christiano couldn’t be found, and Clement refused to put The Post through to her. A message left on Facebook was not immediately returned by Christiano.

Clement denied that his gal pal uses her disability to bypass lines. He said she has an auto-immune disorder and acknowledged that she uses a scooter on the job.

Disney did not return repeated requests for comment.

by Anonymousreply 5605/24/2013

You would deny a handicapped person a well paying job?

by Anonymousreply 105/14/2013

WOW!

Hopefully Disney will come up with a new "1%ers Land" where all the fast pass rides take you to Hell.

by Anonymousreply 205/14/2013

Well, the true folly of this is that the 1% are the ones being taken for a ride. Because of the Americans With Disabilities act, Disney is forbidden from asking the specifics of a persons disabilities and all a parent would have to do is say that his/her child is autistic and can't stand in long times. They have no way of checking and can't ask anything further.

by Anonymousreply 405/14/2013

[quote]stand in long times.

Long lines.

by Anonymousreply 505/14/2013

Reads like a parody but then... it's the Post.

by Anonymousreply 605/14/2013

Me stand you long time!

by Anonymousreply 705/14/2013

Poor dears, having to go through so much trouble! When I wish to visit Disneyland or Disney World with Apple and Moses, I simply call my dear friend Bob Iger and have him shut down the parks to visitors for the day.

Namaste.

by Anonymousreply 805/14/2013

I call bullshit. Having gone with a disabled wheelchair bound friend. Small World has only TWO boats that can handle wheelchairs. Manhattan mom lucked out if she got one immediately.

And unless the disabled person can transfer to the ride's vehicle such as Haunted Mansion, Peter Pan's Flight and such, then they are SOL.

by Anonymousreply 905/14/2013

I simply slip a small amount of liquid neuromuscular block into the kids' mashed potatoes and off we go! Trust me, they never notice.

by Anonymousreply 1005/14/2013

[quote]"You can’t go to Disney without a tour concierge," she sniffed. “This is how the 1 percent does Disney.”

Please, only tacky nouveau riche types would say something like this, if this is even true. And trust me, these "Housewives Of.." types ain't part of the 1%.

by Anonymousreply 1105/14/2013

We must be in excessive primetime as a thread like this would have at least 75 posts by now on a regular weekeday.

by Anonymousreply 1205/14/2013

Since when do the 1% go to Disney World? Maybe a quick trip to Euro Disney on the way to or from Gstaad or Nice...

by Anonymousreply 1305/14/2013

I know of a family who wore Make a Wish t-shirts to cut all the lines. That's asking for some bad karma.

by Anonymousreply 1405/14/2013

They are wasting their money. I'm bipolar. All I have to do is go to City Hall and tell them that. They give me a guest assistance pass and it serves as a fast pass to all fast pass rides and jumps me to the front of the line for all other rides. So all they have to do is lie, say their kid has ADD or something like that and they're in. What is ridiculous about this story is the assertion that the Small World wait was 2.5 hours long. I have gone to Disney World and Disneyland many many many times at all different times of the year and there is NEVER a 2.5 hour wait for Small World. It's usually about 5-10 minutes. At Christmastime (when they have all the Christmas lights on), it can be as much as 45 minutes tops.

by Anonymousreply 1505/14/2013

The story is from the Post, the magazine that employs Andrea Peyser, so take it with a grain of salt.

by Anonymousreply 1605/14/2013

Funny, R10.

by Anonymousreply 1705/14/2013

LOL@r15, telling them you're bipolar works? The times I've been to Disney here in California the lines for most of the rides can easily be well over an hour.

by Anonymousreply 1805/14/2013

r12

DL is broken again. You can only view your Watch List threads and Wit and Wisdom threads.

by Anonymousreply 1905/14/2013

This is sick. Nothing these people do ceases to amaze me.

This is why people hate us.

by Anonymousreply 2005/14/2013

Us ? Why us ?

by Anonymousreply 2105/14/2013

R20, who is "us"? I'm firmly in the 99%, thank you, and I find this practice abhorrent.

by Anonymousreply 2205/14/2013

The practice is terrible, but I like the idea of someone who is disabled making upwards of $1000 a day because some people are too good.

by Anonymousreply 2305/14/2013

Yes, R18, most lines can be about an hour but not Small World. So many people can get on at once that the line moves swiftly. Yes, telling the, I'm bipolar works. It's so great. I take my nieces and we don't wait longer than 15 minutes for any ride.

by Anonymousreply 2405/14/2013

R20 meant 'Us" as in New Yorkers. But, it's very typical of the rich in NYC...scum of the highest degree.

by Anonymousreply 2505/14/2013

R23, the guides are not making that amount, the agency is.

by Anonymousreply 2605/14/2013

My mother was (legitimately) in a wheel chair when we took our kids to DisneyWorld. It was the "push" kind.

Yes, you don't have to wait in line. We didn't know that when we brought her. It didn't suck.

by Anonymousreply 2705/14/2013

[quote][R20] meant 'Us" as in New Yorkers.

If that's true, it's stupid. This is a story about 1%ers, not New Yorkers. That's clearly the whole angle of the story. The people in question could be from LA or Houston or the moon for all it matters. The point is that they possess a level of wealth that is unfathomable to most people and that their values and sense of fairness is decidedly skewed by that wealth, not that they live on a particular island on the east coast.

New Yorkers are not all 1%ers, despite what you might tell yourself to feel special.

by Anonymousreply 2805/14/2013

Death to New Yorkers all the same, though.

by Anonymousreply 2905/14/2013

Disgusting trash.

by Anonymousreply 3005/14/2013

I have never waited in line. I've screamed I'M GOING TO VOMIT or THE SHIT IS POURING OUT OF ME and people move out of the way and I move up in the line. Done.

by Anonymousreply 3105/14/2013

They don't have any peanuts inside the haunted mansion, do they?

by Anonymousreply 3205/14/2013

Cunty cunts

by Anonymousreply 3305/14/2013

[quote]"You can’t go to Disney without a tour concierge," she sniffed. “This is how the 1 percent does Disney.”

Another reason to hate the 1 percent.

by Anonymousreply 3405/14/2013

I never had any desire to go to Disney World/Disneyland. I assume it would be depressing.

by Anonymousreply 3505/14/2013

Many years ago, Universal Studios' Islands of Adventure had some sort of early-morning entry. So we got there when it opened at 8:00 and the park was practically empty. We rode everything in about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Oddly, we all felt very unfulfilled. You think of a theme park experience as lasting all day, but here we were all done before 10:00.

by Anonymousreply 3605/14/2013

[quote]"You can’t go to Disney without a tour concierge," she sniffed. “This is how the 1 percent does Disney.”

The true VIPs use the Disney VIP service and don't worry about the extra cost. They certainly wouldn't brag about saving money to cheat the system. This lady just sounds trashy and I hope people shun her as a result.

I went once with my mother and her husband, who had recently had knee surgery and needed a scooter to get very far. It was not a terrible experience to get to skip to the front of the ride lines, but there were lots of disadvantages, too. For one, the buses can only accommodate so many scooters and wheelchairs so we spent a lot of extra time just waiting our turn to get around. Not all of the rides had this special queue system. We were also limited to whatever he wanted to do. And it took forever for him to get through crowds of people so we spent a lot of time walking very slowly everywhere. It's a nice service for those who need it so hopefully a few rotten apples don't spoil it for everyone.

by Anonymousreply 3705/15/2013

[quote]Please, only tacky nouveau riche types would say something like this, if this is even true. And trust me, these "Housewives Of.." types ain't part of the 1%.

Most of the 1% is nouveau riche, however thanks to America's tax laws, their grandchildren will be ancien riche snobs.

by Anonymousreply 3805/15/2013

The types of women who would do this are nouveau riche trash who grew up on LI.

by Anonymousreply 4005/15/2013

[quote]So we got there when it opened at 8:00 and the park was practically empty. We rode everything in about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Oddly, we all felt very unfulfilled.

I had that happen at Disneyland. We went there on a rainy day, and the place was almost empty. We could walk right on to every ride.

You're right, it is strangely unsatisfying when you're not part of a crowd. Even a (short) wait in the line adds something to the experience.

On the other hand, the place was clean and quiet, and very beautiful in the rain, so we wound up enjoying it more for the landscaping than the rides.

by Anonymousreply 4105/15/2013

Larry--At six flags you can just buy your way out of waiting on line. They have a type of Flash pass that let's you by-pass the lines and stay on the ride for a second run without even getting up. Unfortunately, you still have to wait on the final boarding lines in the loading area.

by Anonymousreply 4205/15/2013

The NY Post is one of those typically murdochian rags that sells articles like this -- we little guys are getting so screwed by the rich! -- while writing editorials in favor of the rich and against the little guy The readers of this rag are too stupid to see the disconnect.

by Anonymousreply 4305/15/2013

I wish I could take it with a grain of salt. People with money are always trying to screw over or get something for free. I work in an area where the average income is five to six figures. Most of the female (WHO CAN'T CONTROL THEIR BRATS) are constantly looking for deals. This is why they can afford traveling all the time they rarely pay for anything.

by Anonymousreply 4405/16/2013

Those cripples have all the luck.

by Anonymousreply 4505/16/2013

Lol. At least the guides are paid well.

Yeah, it's super trashy, but I can't summon any outrage. It's fucking Disneyland. All kids are lucky to go, and unless there were something like 100 disabled guides at one ride or attraction at one time it's not really going to affect the time for the "regular" kids that much.

It's so remarkably stupid, but there are much worse things to be upset at the 1% for.

by Anonymousreply 4605/16/2013

Totally true, R43.

by Anonymousreply 4705/16/2013

Der takin' our lines!

by Anonymousreply 4805/16/2013

See, we really are job creators.

by Anonymousreply 4905/17/2013

Mickey Mouse says that's very dishonest!Donald Duck may get off his meds and start running amuck again with his six-shooter or Annette Funicello may rise from the grave and tear them apart!Hi Diddle Dee Dee!We Hate Dishonesty!

by Anonymousreply 5005/18/2013

Disney said that it will open an investigation about this.

by Anonymousreply 5105/18/2013

[quote]Clement denied that his gal pal uses her disability to bypass lines. He said she has an auto-immune disorder and acknowledged that she uses a scooter on the job.

So one presumes that she has lupus but having recently become Facebook friends with a gal who claims to have with lupus, I'm starting to gather that "lupus" is a catch-all diagnosis that's similar to fibromyalgia. Am I right?

by Anonymousreply 5205/19/2013

What does being a Vietnamese hooker have to do with being handicapped, R7? I don't get it.

by Anonymousreply 5305/19/2013

"Disney allows each guest who needs a wheelchair or motorized scooter to bring up to six guests to a “more convenient entrance.”"

I hope they change it to one person. Mom or Dad can take their rich fake child while their actual family stands in the fucking line.

I really wish these handicapped people they are using would take the money up front and then, when they get to the first ride they'd say, "I don't know these fuckers!"

by Anonymousreply 5405/20/2013

"I'm starting to gather that "lupus" is a catch-all diagnosis that's similar to fibromyalgia"

My partner's sister and her unborn baby died of lupus - so not really like fibromyalgia ("oh, I'm tired") at all, really...)

by Anonymousreply 5505/24/2013

They really are late to the game with this one.

by Anonymousreply 5605/24/2013
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