Was anyone else offended by the report in the NY Post that wealthy people are reportedly hiring “Black-Market Disney Guides”? These black-market Disney guides are guides who are handicapped and taking advantage of the handicapped entrances so their paid sponsor doesn’t have to wait in line. (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/disney_world_srich_kid_outrage_zTBA0xrvZRkIVc1zItXGDP)
These guides are hired at $130 per hour or $1,040 for the day. I’m not sure if I am more disgusted by the people who pay the guides or the guides themselves. Sure there are plenty of lines at Disney, sure there are people who abuse the system, but this to me crosses the line.
I am sure Disney will have to address this issue. The problem is, this will probably affect truly handicapped people making it more difficult for them to gain the access they truly need. If you become a “master of the fastpass” (http://www.thewdwdads.com/master-the-fastpass/) you can truly limit your wait time at a majority of the rides.
A few years ago, I heard a story about the number of false lawsuits brought against Disney. One college professor went as far as saying he was hit in the head by a piece of the track falling off of space mountain. Disney has video of this guy maneuvering out of his safety restraint and standing up. Heck, I don’t even put my arms up on Space Mountain and this guy stood up and tried to file a lawsuit against Disney.
I guess being as popular as Disney is there will always be those who try to cheat the system or profit from them in some way. This to me was an all-time low.