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2013-05-14 02:16:33 PM  

meyerkev: hitmanric: meanmutton: As someone who is much more interested in the rides than the "theme" part, I find you're better off going to one of the roller coaster parks like Cedar Point.

fozziewazzi: Went to Disney World at 11, then went to Cedar Point in Sandusky 15 years later and was reminded why I hated theme/amusement parks.  I'd really like someone here to explain how waiting 1 hour in line for a 3 minute ride is 'fun'.

I'm bringing the family to CP at the end of July. This our first trip to a larger amusement park and this is my greatest fear. That and getting lost in Chicago somewhere.

Weekdays, weekdays are your friend.  CP has really, really impressive ride capacity.  They just have TONS of people show up.

Saturday in July = 7 rides in 12 hours.  (And this was in 2000, when Millenium Force had an 8 hour line sucking up literally half the people in the park)
Saturday in September 2000 = 25 rides in 9 hours.
Thursday in Early June 2009 = 31 rides in 8 hours.

/Or my personal favorite at Michigan's Adventure on a Tuesday: 22 rides on the same coaster in 2 hours (and 31 total in 4 hours)
//Also, if you're going to be waiting 3 hours for Millenium Force anyways, wait 45 minutes for the front row.  TOTALLY WORTH IT.  That's my first ride every time I go to Cedar Point, even on the days where I can literally walk on if I don't go front row.


Well, that is a given for anything... go when the people are not there.   Really most any normal work day works.... summer weekday will be a bit more busy, but, not as much as you'd think with the kids out of school.... a lot of the people who are there that usually wouldn't are moms with younger kids who aren't taking up space in the "action ride" lines anyway.
 
2013-05-14 02:33:09 PM  

ThatGuyGreg: NuttierThanEver: Get there early in the AM and get as many as you can

Fail.


If you don't want to get their early then don't biatch about the lines. We have kids so it's not like they would let us sleep in anyways in the hotel room. 6:30 AM the 7 year old was banging on our bedroom door yelling she wanted to go see the Princesses
 
2013-05-14 02:34:43 PM  

NuttierThanEver: ThatGuyGreg: NuttierThanEver: Get there early in the AM and get as many as you can

Fail.

If you don't want to get their early then don't biatch about the lines. We have kids so it's not like they would let us sleep in anyways in the hotel room. 6:30 AM the 7 year old was banging on our bedroom door yelling she wanted to go see the Princesses


And YOU'd go to jail for kicking the ungrateful biatch in the solar plexus.

Thanks Waltbama.
 
2013-05-14 03:06:55 PM  
StandsWithAFist:

/can't help but think some of these fakers are just begging for a karmic ass kicking

Had that very thought myself.
 
2013-05-14 03:09:55 PM  
Do they not have express passes anymore?

They did when I went and I got on every ride I wanted in minutes and even rode some twice before the day was over.
 
2013-05-14 03:12:19 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Pocket Ninja: Still not good enough. The only way I would consider going to any sort of theme park would be if it was open only for me and a few select guests, as was the case for the Griswolds. There is no other possible scenario in which the fun-to-misery ratio works out to an acceptable level.

Depends.

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Disney escort tour guide service.


Thanks! I came!

/
 
2013-05-14 03:14:03 PM  

CraicBaby: hitmanric: We purposely planned it for a tues/wed visit. Plus we get early admission passes from our hotel. It wasn't nearly as expensive as I thought it would be. Until we hit the concession stands I'm guessing.

I went to Cedar Point yesterday and did the hotel early admission thing. Went to Gatekeeper first and the only thing that made the wait long was because they didn't run it right away due to the winds. They tested with the water dummies for about 45 min before they finally let people on. Once they did, though, the wait was probably 15-20 min. Then we went to Millenium Force and the wait was probably an hour. I'm glad we went early for that one, because a couple hours later, it was closed temporarily for mechanical issues. Raptor was a 30 min wait. Magnum was 15. We skipped Maverick because the wait was almost 2 hrs. Wanted to do Top Thrill Dragster, but it was closed. Lines for the older rides seemed really short. I'm sure the line for Gatekeeper got longer as the day went on, so my advice is to hit that one first if you have early entry.

/Gatekeeper is awesome


meyerkev: hitmanric: meanmutton: As someone who is much more interested in the rides than the "theme" part, I find you're better off going to one of the roller coaster parks like Cedar Point.

fozziewazzi: Went to Disney World at 11, then went to Cedar Point in Sandusky 15 years later and was reminded why I hated theme/amusement parks.  I'd really like someone here to explain how waiting 1 hour in line for a 3 minute ride is 'fun'.

I'm bringing the family to CP at the end of July. This our first trip to a larger amusement park and this is my greatest fear. That and getting lost in Chicago somewhere.

Weekdays, weekdays are your friend.  CP has really, really impressive ride capacity.  They just have TONS of people show up.

Saturday in July = 7 rides in 12 hours.  (And this was in 2000, when Millenium Force had an 8 hour line sucking up literally half the people in the park)
Saturday in September 2000 = 25 rides in 9 hours.
Thursday in Early June 2009 = 31 rides in 8 hours.

/Or my personal favorite at Michigan's Adventure on a Tuesday: 22 rides on the same coaster in 2 hours (and 31 total in 4 hours)
//Also, if you're going to be waiting 3 hours for Millenium Force anyways, wait 45 minutes for the front row.  TOTALLY WORTH IT.  That's my first ride every time I go to Cedar Point, even on the days where I can literally walk on if I don't go front row.


Thanks you both. I'll be using your posts as guidelines for sure.
 
2013-05-14 03:19:30 PM  
CSB: When I was in high school I was part of a State Quiz Bowl (a.k.a. nerd herd) team that was competing at Disney World, and we got free passes to Epcot.  A group of us went to Wonders of Life and outside they had a few wheelchairs waiting to be used.  I hopped in one and one of my teammates pushed me.  The Disney employees at Wonders of Life were nice enough to escort me to a special section at the back of Wonders of Life.  As we were leaving an obese woman bumps the wheelchair hard enough to jostle me, so I pretended to fall out.  She was apoplectic and apologetic, so I stood up, thanked her for curing me, told her that she must have been an angel sent by God, and walked away.
 
2013-05-14 03:32:38 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Pocket Ninja: Still not good enough. The only way I would consider going to any sort of theme park would be if it was open only for me and a few select guests, as was the case for the Griswolds. There is no other possible scenario in which the fun-to-misery ratio works out to an acceptable level.

Depends.

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Disney escort tour guide service.


what does a star wars charity car wash have to do with Disney World?  and yes, there are videos of it on youtube, probably NSFW videos of it on youtube.  ok, definitely NSFW videos of it on youtube.
 
2013-05-14 03:35:21 PM  

JesusJuice: whistleridge: My mom is a double amputee (cancer, not the diabeetus). She really wanted to go to Disneyworld for some hellish reason. I loathe the place, but one does not tell one's 70 year old legless mother no when it comes to a request like that.

Neither of us knew anything about this policy. And I have to admit: my loathing level went from eleventy billion to only 110% after they took one look at her, gave us a guide, and gave us instant access to the front of *every* line.

Good for you, Disney, for having at least one humane policy.

/ yes, I have read the books about how much it sucks to work for them

Why does your mother's lack of legs prevent her from waiting in line like everybody else? Being crippled shouldn't entitle anyone to special privileges.


She's a goddamn hero that's why!
 
2013-05-14 03:37:12 PM  
www.brainygamer.com
 
2013-05-14 03:39:25 PM  

fozziewazzi: Went to Disney World at 11, then went to Cedar Point in Sandusky 15 years later and was reminded why I hated theme/amusement parks.  I'd really like someone here to explain how waiting 1 hour in line for a 3 minute ride is 'fun'.


As a teenager the junior beta club took a trip to Cedar Point in early May. We got there as soon as they opened and there were like no lines at all until maybe noon or so. We stayed there all day. The disappointing part of that trip was going to the Center of Science and Industry and the lines being huge and a lot of exhibits not being open. We only got to stay there a few hours.
/Cool story,sis
 
2013-05-14 03:40:18 PM  
Ok, kiddos.

The pass they are referring to is called a Guest Assistance Card (GAC).
There are different types of GACs.  There is one for people who can't hear, one for the blind, one for the physically challenged, one for the autistic/other mental disorders, etc.

To get one, you go to Guest Services and tell them you need one.  They can only ask questions to establish which pass you need (if you can't transfer from the wheelchair to the ride, for example; or if your child can't wait in line because they spaz out due to a disorder) and then you receive the pass.  The persons name is put on the GAC, and they must be getting on the ride in order to use it.

Usually, the guest is taken in through a separate entrance.  It could be the FP line or a back/side entrance.  The pass should only cover up to 6 people with the person who is using the GAC.

 A lot of time you miss the que line, true, but if you are in a wheelchair, you have to wait for the wheelchair accessible car.  Most rides have 1-2, so it can be a long wait.

yes, people abuse it.  people also buy their grandkids or nieces/nephews FL resident ticket. (Minors are not id'd when getting tickets, so FL residents buy underage kids tickets.  The only caveat is that the FL resident must be there when the tickets are issued.)   That is lying, pure and simple. People lie about the GAC too--and now these people?  I hope Disney catches wind and bans them.

/spends time on a chat board about Disney
//kills time
/// #ashamed  I love Disney.
////WDW 10 times, DL 2 times
 
2013-05-14 03:41:52 PM  
Big fat people do it all the time at Disneyland. I once saw a huge white broad pushing a stroller while holding a turkey leg in one hand and licking an icecream in the other. She was using her huge gummy bear knockers to push the stroller down Main Street. Disgusting...
 
2013-05-14 03:51:28 PM  
hitmanric:

If I was going to add anything, it's that front row is awesome.

(Keeping in mind that they've added Gatekeeper since I last went, so you may want to add Gatekeeper to the front of your list) This is the pattern I always use.

[Gatekeeper goes here?]
* Millenium Force front row = 45 minute wait, so it's kinda iffy.  I'd do it once for sure, but once is all I'd need.
* Maverick Front Row adds 10 minutes to a 2 hour line, and I've actually never ever done Maverick not front row.  (Also, I've never had a mediocre ride on Maverick.  It's either really fun or really terrible (Probably 60/40) depending on how bounced around my head gets)
* Skip Mean Streak.  It used to be a fun if bumpy (I'm fat and got wedged into the seat, so it wasn't as bumpy for me) coaster with a 10 minute line even for front row.  Ever since they added brakes to the first drop, it's just bad.
* Gemini is fairly good, and usually has a fairly short line.
* Around here are Woodstock Express (surprisingly fun for a kid coaster), and Jr. Gemini.  I have actually ridden Junior Gemini by mooching off my sister, just so I could cross off every single Cedar Point Coaster.  (It was really interesting getting the 6'0" kid into the kid coaster)
* Magnum is much better in the back row than the front.  Also, when you put the lap bar down, stand on your tiptoes.  You want the bar 1 notch higher than the ride operators want to set it, because the back half is all bunny hops that ram your legs into the bar.
* Dragster is probably worth doing once if only for the "I'm looking down at Millenium Force" realization.  I've never quite been able to justify the massive wait for front row though.
* Corkscrew is really, really bumpy.  Fun, short, no lines, and bumpy.  Do it once to say you did it.

[Head back to the front now]

* Do Raptor front row.  This makes me kind of pukey (but it's still fun), so I take a rest and eat lunch.
* Do Blue Streak for historical value only.
* Do Wicked Twister twice.  Once in the very front row, once in the very back row.  I personally find the back row scarier because you can't see the end of the track.
[Gatekeeper goes here?]

[Head back to the back now.]

Iron Dragon is kinda fun and great for the kiddies.
Mantis sucks if you're a guy, but it's worth doing just to say you did it.

Now you've ridden or ignored every single coaster.

Go do whatever your favorite rides were (I usually try to get in 2 Mavericks and 3 Millenium Forces/trip and do another loop of the back.)

About an hour before sunset, the lines will die off.  Partly because people are leaving and partly because people are about to do their night ride and they're eating dinner.

Pick a ride that goes through woods with no lights (Millenium Force used to be this).  Ride it in the dark right before closing.  I've never been able to stay late enough to do this, but I rode the Beast at night and it was awesome.
 
2013-05-14 04:09:13 PM  

NuttierThanEver: dletter: NuttierThanEver: Bullshiat, if you've got an IQ above room temperature you can figure out how to use the FastPasses
Get there early in the AM and get as many as you can, relax see a show or two, shop, eat some lunch, get an adult beverage or two at Epcot  and then spend the afternoon riding 5-6 of the main attraction rides in a row.

I thought you could one get one Fastpass at a time though (since it is tied to your E-Ticket they know if you already have an "outstanding" one)... am I wrong on that though?  Or is their a more expensive ticket that lets you "stock up"?

My FastPass story though is from a few years ago, and we were in front of the Toy Story 3d ride.  I think the ride said something like 60 minutes wait time, and we were standing in front of it like "Oh, is this going to be cool enough to wait, blah blah", and there was a castmember there that we ended up asking a question or two about it, and then he handed us a "FP" slip.   We were all a little confused because I didn't particularly look at the time on it and were asking "So, this gets us in later", and he was basically like "OK rubes, just shut up and get in the fast line".   So, one, apparently this is a thing that they'll pepper some people with "instant fast passes", and two, if you act earnest and like you don't know anything about the ride, you can probably get one.

They seperate them by about an 1 hour or 2, if you get there at the opening you can have about 3 working at any one time by Noon. YMMV


We went there with the kids two summers ago in July, and with fastpasses we never waited more than 10 -20 minutes on any given ride.  There were also several rides that never had a line at all regardless.  The Pirates of the Carribean was one of these.  They re-themed it after the movies, but most importantly, it was cool inside and never had more than a 5 minute line.  The kids loved it so much that we probably ran through it about 5 times in a row, while I enjoyed sitting on my ass in the cool darkness.
 
2013-05-14 04:23:32 PM  
This is smart. The disabled person knows how to make money out of his/her situation, while the customers get satisfaction from the service provided and enjoy the entire day. The only trouble is, now a lot of disabled people might do this business after reading the news and it would be back to 2 hour waiting lines again for the customers because there would be a long traffic of mobility scooters waiting in the front line.
 
2013-05-14 04:25:42 PM  

meyerkev: I've never been able to stay late enough to do this, but I rode the Beast at night and it was awesome.


I rode Beast on Friday night, almost in a torrential downpour, too. I was in line around closing and as I got near the front, there was a sudden downpour. Then they stopped the ride temporarily for the fireworks. It stopped raining just in time for the fireworks and it was just a light spritz by the time the ride started back up again. Still, it was pretty awesome to ride in the dark. And it was really cold, so I'm kinda glad the rain stopped.
 
2013-05-14 04:28:42 PM  

aevorea: Yes. As a former Floridian, the only time I would go to Disney was during the off-season. You're not miserable from the heat and the lines are short enough that nice ride operators will just let you stay on until you get bored or puke.


This.  Usually in September/October, they have special rates for Florida residents.  And, unless you really want to experience heatstroke, DO NOT go in August.
 
2013-05-14 04:33:09 PM  

missmez: whistleridge:

/ yes, I have read the books about how much it sucks to work for them

I worked at Disneyland as a ride operator for awhile.  Best job ever.  If my financial responsibilities permitted I would cheerfully go back.


This.
 
2013-05-14 04:40:32 PM  
FTA: "You can't go to Disney without a tour concierge,'' she sniffed. "This is how the 1 percent does Disney."

Wait, people actually refer to themselves as "The One Percent"?  And "she sniffed"?  Surly this is comedy.  People don't really act like cartoonish villains, do they?
 
2013-05-14 04:48:40 PM  

Derek Force: And to kick up the outrage a little, you dont need a wheelchair to get to the front of the line, those fat people scooters work too. They are EVERYWHERE. More prevalant then wheelchairs.


How do they fit on rides if they are too heavy to walk?
 
2013-05-14 04:56:56 PM  

CraicBaby: meyerkev: I've never been able to stay late enough to do this, but I rode the Beast at night and it was awesome.

I rode Beast on Friday night, almost in a torrential downpour, too. I was in line around closing and as I got near the front, there was a sudden downpour. Then they stopped the ride temporarily for the fireworks. It stopped raining just in time for the fireworks and it was just a light spritz by the time the ride started back up again. Still, it was pretty awesome to ride in the dark. And it was really cold, so I'm kinda glad the rain stopped.


<csb; if you've ridden The Beast you'll understand>

The *first* time I rode The Beast as a kid was at night, after two of the girls in our 4-H group took all day to convince me - I had never ridden a coaster before (I guess I was 10 or 11 or so). The sad thing is, they rode together (the two girls) and left me to ride single, and the only single seat was in the very *front* seat. So as the back of the train was still connected to the pull chain, the front (with me in it) was hanging over the edge of that first hill, slowly inching along, waiting to cut loose, and I look down and notice that there is NO TRACK at the bottom of the hill. Not 'It's dark, and I can't see the track' - because I *could* see it, and exactly where it ended. About the time my brain was trying to make sense of this, the back of the train finally cleared the pull chain and away we went, with me screaming bloody murder all the way down...

I've never been so happily relieved to be in a tunnel in all my life, and from then on I was a coaster fan, especially The Beast.

</csb>
 
2013-05-14 05:07:58 PM  
I've done that. My girlfriend is severely ill and we can't even do long trips anymore (it's to the point she's suggested that if I want to have an affair, all she asks is that I don't lie about it), but before her health went completely to crap we went to Marine World. She threw up after a roller coaster right with her dad and it was only funny because everyone thought it was blood and I had to explain she drank a cherry slurpee. Blood vomit looks completely different.

/Sadly knows what it takes to clean that up. Three towels at least, and half a bottle of completely improvised soap mixed with vinegar and hope.
//I said no on the affair thing. Yes, I am that awesome. Ladies.
 
2013-05-14 05:13:47 PM  

TheManofPA: Honestly with all of the people in wheelchairs down there now due to size issues, the wheelchair lines don't save you that much time


I was amazed at the number of people at Disneyworld who were in scooters and wheelchairs.  There were a lot of people who were mobility impaired.  On the one hand, it is nice that they get to take the same rides as everyone else.  On the other hand, several rides were stopping every 2-5 minutes in order to let somebody impaired on or off.  Spent more time idling in the haunted mansion than we did moving.


/went during the shoulder season
//the Fast Pass system made it to where we weren't in lines longer than 15 minutes all that often
 
2013-05-14 05:20:24 PM  

whistleridge: missmez: whistleridge: My mom is a double amputee (cancer, not the diabeetus). She really wanted to go to Disneyworld for some hellish reason. I loathe the place, but one does not tell one's 70 year old legless mother no when it comes to a request like that.

Neither of us knew anything about this policy. And I have to admit: my loathing level went from eleventy billion to only 110% after they took one look at her, gave us a guide, and gave us instant access to the front of *every* line.

Good for you, Disney, for having at least one humane policy.

/ yes, I have read the books about how much it sucks to work for them

I worked at Disneyland as a ride operator for awhile.  Best job ever.  If my financial responsibilities permitted I would cheerfully go back.

So...if you have a choice between 'fun' and 'pays a living wage', you opt for 'pays a living wage'? Got it.


They pay pretty well ($2 an hour above the minimum wage at the time I believe); I was a student and didn't need much.  I need to make more now because I spend more now.  You can live on what they pay but you won't be buying a house in SoCal on it.
 
2013-05-14 05:25:39 PM  

Magorn: ThatGuyGreg: Meh, that's less & less of a case as time goes by; any queue space that's been built/refurbished in the last few years at least has been wheelchair accessible.

And boy howdy is it fun to watch a cast member tell people that their wheelchair can go right ahead into the line, no special treatment for them.

/rich folks can hire VIP tour hosts anyway

WHy should disabled people be able to jump the line anyway? seems to me that a person sitting in a wheelchar already has it better than the folks standing in the line.   Still the fact that these tour guides exist, and the fact that Disney will bascially sell you the same thing for 400 HUNDRED DOLLARS AN HOUR is sickening to me and a reson 've nevr taken my kid to Disney.  Rather than fix the problem of overcrowded rides by either building more attractions or selling less enterance tickets everyday, Disney basically decides to profit it off it, and give kids a lesson at an early ages  in why the "haves" are better than them


It takes longer to get a disabled person out of a wheelchair and into the attraction seat if you're not prepared for them.  The operator might need another employee to help.  Its really not a perk for the handicapped person so much as a way for the park employee to control their getting on and off the ride as quickly and safely as possible.  Which makes the line go faster.  Happy?
 
2013-05-14 05:27:15 PM  
So weekday visit in September or October is the best plan? Any other times of the year when the crowds aren't crazy?
 
2013-05-14 06:00:42 PM  

mjohnson71: So weekday visit in September or October is the best plan? Any other times of the year when the crowds aren't crazy?


I've heard January and February are good as well, beware March, because of Spring Break.
 
2013-05-14 06:34:18 PM  

ThatGuyGreg: /rich folks can hire VIP tour hosts anyway


Apparently she didn't want to. I guess when you're a 1%er, it's not about getting a jump on everybody else as much as just farking them over for fun.
 
2013-05-14 06:35:09 PM  

RyansPrivates: mjohnson71: So weekday visit in September or October is the best plan? Any other times of the year when the crowds aren't crazy?

I've heard January and February are good as well, beware March, because of Spring Break.


Here's what the "crowds" looked like at Disneyland 11am yesterday - it was awesome:
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/that was about as crowded at the park got.
 
2013-05-14 07:15:00 PM  

NuttierThanEver: ThatGuyGreg: NuttierThanEver: Get there early in the AM and get as many as you can

Fail.

If you don't want to get their early then don't biatch about the lines. We have kids so it's not like they would let us sleep in anyways in the hotel room. 6:30 AM the 7 year old was banging on our bedroom door yelling she wanted to go see the Princesses


No, fail for letting people think they don't have to wait two hours between fastpass pickups. I've got young kids, so FPs for the big wait rides aren't worth it for us, but loosely following a touring plan saves a ton of time.

/rope drop or bust
 
2013-05-14 09:12:06 PM  
Yet another example of reward-the-fail.

Just what made America great...making capable people second-class citizens.
 
2013-05-14 09:29:47 PM  

a61sun: toby8915: They changed the way they did this years ago. You use to be able to go around the lines. But what they do now is the person in the wheel chair waits at the front while the able people walk through the line. Also...when has anyone waited 1 1/2 hours for It's a Small World?

So what you're saying is this entire article is BS and the Post is just yanking our chains? Yet you are the only one posting this?

/curious


I am! The Small World wait line is how I knew the story was bullshiat.

/annual passholder in California
//Has a cane due to bad knees and back
///Only works on a couple rides in California Adventure
 
2013-05-14 09:46:25 PM  
Disney is the American Mecca, with less stampeding.
 
2013-05-14 09:52:30 PM  
The tour guides seem to be developmentally disabled, for the most part.  Quite a few not in wheelchairs.

http://www.dreamtoursflorida.com/photo-gallery/
 
2013-05-14 09:55:54 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: The tour guides seem to be developmentally disabled, for the most part.  Quite a few not in wheelchairs.

http://www.dreamtoursflorida.com/photo-gallery/


Doesn't seem to be an issue. From testimonials section:

"My family's experience with you and Dream Tours Florida was fantastic! "Your ability to get us to the head of the line really maximized the time we were able to enjoy all facets of the park and made the fly along. You were constantly upbeat and I feel that I made a fast friend. Simply put, my family and I want to thank you for a memorable day."
 
HKW
2013-05-14 10:28:48 PM  

TheManofPA: Please we did it the old fashion 99 percenter way by having my dad break his leg in multiple places....but then he refused to use the wheelchair in line and would crutch it for the regular lines.  No Swiss Family Robinson treehouse though

Honestly with all of the people in wheelchairs down there now due to size issues, the wheelchair lines don't save you that much time (because a 10-12 deep line has to wait for the specific cars which can take a bit).  It used to be a short line but over the years it has been getting just as backed up and the lines are pretty fair.  Occasionally the regular line is shorter. Most people tend not to care if people go in the other line for whatever reason (i.e. why care if someone is moving to the front of the line) especially with some of the new games for kids in the main line.


What we need then is a special wheelchair line for the wheelchair line..  You know, to seperate the 'able-bodied' handicapped from the non-able-bodied handicapped..

Cuz, a person driving a car at 90mph, drunk, and smashing into a tree causing him to lose both legs  obviously deserves a cut in line ahead of everyone else.
 
2013-05-14 10:30:57 PM  

RyansPrivates: mjohnson71: So weekday visit in September or October is the best plan? Any other times of the year when the crowds aren't crazy?

I've heard January and February are good as well, beware March, because of Spring Break.


We've gone in early to mid May and the first week of June before (right before schools let out). If you use fastpass properly, you can get through things quick. Our trip mid-May, we had a longest wait of 30 minutes (again by using FP for the big rides) and that was only because they had an issue with a kid on the ride before so there was a 10 minute delay (freaked out/needed assistance)
 
2013-05-14 11:13:16 PM  

DrewCurtisJr: BarkingUnicorn: The tour guides seem to be developmentally disabled, for the most part.  Quite a few not in wheelchairs.

http://www.dreamtoursflorida.com/photo-gallery/

Doesn't seem to be an issue.


Issue?  I think it's great.  The couple who started this business used to work with the developmentally disabled in group homes. I wonder how much the tour guides earn.
 
2013-05-14 11:49:08 PM  

NuttierThanEver: Bullshiat, if you've got an IQ above room temperature you can figure out how to use the FastPasses
Get there early in the AM and get as many as you can, relax see a show or two, shop, eat some lunch, get an adult beverage or two at Epcot  and then spend the afternoon riding 5-6 of the main attraction rides in a row.


Apparently, you have not figured out how to use Fast Passes. You simply cannot get there early in the AM and get as many as you can, as you put it. Once you get a fast pass for a ride, you have to wait at least an hour before you can get Fast Pass for another ride. Further, you can no longer arrive anytime after the time listed on the Fast Pass, you must return during that hour or it's no longer valid. That new policy totally sucks.
 
2013-05-15 02:55:28 AM  

Magorn: Not seriously,  it was DEEPLY toungue-in Cheek...sorry about that . My sick sense of humor gets the best of me sometimes....the rest of the post, being pissed at Disney? a touch more sincere


Sorry, I suck at reading dark humor sometimes even though I have a very dark streak. And I fail at reading the entire thread before responding.

/One of my besties as a little girl was an 20 something woman in a wheelchair who lived down the block. She was super cool, and put up with all my silly kid questions (can you really not walk, really really!?) and so I *know* how difficult it is for them, much more than just not being able to walk. And I tend to be a bit rabid when defending friends. ;)
 
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