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(NYPost)   Problem: all the lines at Disney for the rides are two hours long. Solution: hire a handicapped "tour guide" and get escorted straight up to the front each time   (nypost.com) divider line 19
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2013-05-14 12:51:18 PM  
2 votes:

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'.


Ask my ex-girlfriends.
2013-05-14 11:32:31 AM  
2 votes:

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.


SHUDDUP

Please ignore this raving lunatic. She has obviously consumed some sort of mind altering pharmaceutical. Disney is the devil, and should be avoided at all costs. Especially the theme parks. They suck, are crowded, lame, and over priced. Please, under no circumstances, go anywhere near them. For your own well being.
2013-05-14 11:15:43 AM  
2 votes:
Bruce Campbell:  Drinking around the world in Epcot is pretty damn fun.

Whatever that stuff is they sell you in a shot glass in Norway almost ended my vacation.
2013-05-14 11:09:50 AM  
2 votes:

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'.


Well if If I had to go to an Amusement park with Jerry I would hate it too.
I've heard the Rhythmic slapping shower ride goes downhill really fast.
2013-05-14 10:59:22 AM  
2 votes:
I travelled with a wheelchair-bound friend on a cruise. She got me in everywhere.

/bada bing
2013-05-14 09:53:27 AM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-05-14 04:56:56 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:41:52 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:35:21 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:19:30 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:20:00 PM  
1 votes:
way back in my junior high years, a bunch of families in the neighborhood went to Dorney Park in PA.

one of the parents was deaf, and showed all of the kids how to pretend to be deaf.

and all of us kids got in for free.
2013-05-14 01:04:45 PM  
1 votes:
Interestingly, I went to Disneyland yesterday (it was 93 and sunny - an awesome day). The place was pretty much empty. Other than the Cars area of California Adventure, the longest line was about 15 minutes long.

 
That said, my g/f and I chuckled when we heard a line attendant tell a handicapped group that the line was fully accessible and they could join in just behind us. Immediately the group said that the person, other than one in the wheelchair, couldn't stand for 15 minutes. We just looked at each other and wondered how they could walk around the park all day with their grandma in a wheelchair, but couldn't stand in line for 15 minutes. If they had it that bad, maybe they should be in a wheelchair too.

 
/has a brother who is handicapped and can't walk

//the other brother is a Dis executive.

///comp tickets 4 eva
2013-05-14 11:35:37 AM  
1 votes:
Job creators, putting the disabled to work.
2013-05-14 11:26:07 AM  
1 votes:

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
2013-05-14 11:20:13 AM  
1 votes:
why bother taking a 1 year old and a 5 year old? 1 year old has no clue whats going on----a car ride around the block works for them and it puts them to sleep---lets not forget that you have a stroller, diaper bag, etc to lug around all day. The five year old is probably freaked out by all the stimuli and people dressed in charachter costumes. After an hour you'lll find your self carrying them the rest of the way. But I guess if I have the cash to hire a disabled person for the day you won't have to be "bothered" with all that and hire another person for all those duties. And if i have that kind of money and I am that shallow, why did I go along anyway? Let the nanny do all the leg work while I hang out in the Bahamas until they are "done" at Disney World. And if I was rich and shallow and could ship the kids off like that, wife sits poolside and spends more of my money while I go have an affair. Yay rich people.
2013-05-14 11:08:05 AM  
1 votes:

Charlie Chingas: Just go camping. Why waste your money on an institution that promotes atheism and gay marriage, let alone "mixed" relationships and bestiality, and drugs...


I like those things.
2013-05-14 10:57:05 AM  
1 votes:
On the plus side, you have rich elite people supporting diabled people
2013-05-14 10:07:08 AM  
1 votes:

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


10 more years of good behavoir and they can get Walt's soul out of hell and at least into purgatory
2013-05-14 09:42:00 AM  
1 votes:
"It's insider knowledge that very few have"

Not anymore.
 
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