Goodbye, cheating "disabled tour guides"! Glad Disney is finally doing something.
While you are "glad" Disney has done something about a few cheaters- the legitimate disabled guests may be inconvenienced.
I'm sure it must have been more than a few cheaters to make Disney change the policy.
It is def something to be glad about, especially considering how sleazy the cheaters were being. It is not the first time a policy had to be changed because of low life scammers. Regardless if they are a minority, it is still necessary.
Quite true that real disabled guests will be inconvenienced. It is too bad that there are people in this world who would make big bucks off of people by abusing the system and ruining it for real disabled Disney guests. The reason I am "glad" is that the ones who figure that by paying more money to a person using their disability to get on the rides faster will have to wait like the rest of us commoners.
If the tickets are simulating a legitimate wait time why have disabled customers been " inconvenienced".
They wouldn't have to wait in line, just wait their turn like every other park visitor.
Here is another article on the subject:
we land on 3rd oct ...but ive packed proof of my sons autism...we have been to the parks twice before in years gone past...not had a guest assistance card either time...and both times I was in tears in the magic kingdom!!...oh well anything at all that makes it easier for him!..they could try asking for proof of disability to try and weed out the scammers?
They are not allowed legally to ask for proof.
Holidaybunny..don't know how long your trip is for but the article says the changes don't come into effect until October 9, but if you do not already have the assistance card I don't know how this will apply to you.
They are supposed to announce more details. From what I see you will just be asked to get a timed pass and return to the ride at the proper time. Why were you in tears at the MK?
What infuriated me about the old method was how every time we thought we were close to getting on a ride a man on a scooter would show up at the front with a party of 9 and they would all get right on. Glad to see the back of that scam. All those able people can wait like everyone else.
shame though it might have stopped all the people with nothing wrong pretending...I don't mind either way...at least this holiday ive heard of help for genuinely disabled people and will see what if anything can help my little one.
grstraveller...my 9 yr old has only just been diagnosed with autism this year....I didn't have a clue on the two holidays we took him on when he was 7 and 5...maybe im thick but until his school brought up his behaviour I never thought to look for another explanation? it was just his behaviour in the park..one day I even resorted to getting him a wheelchair...not to skip lines...just for my own sanity!!!Edited: 2:38 pm, September 23, 2013