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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.

Disney World allows each guest who needs a wheelchair or motorized scooter to bring up to six guests to a “more convenient entrance.”  There is a “black market” guide service called Dream Tours.  One of the employees of Dream Tours has an auto-immune disorder and acknowledged that she uses a scooter on the job.  The woman who was interviewed and hired Dream Tours used the “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 (one minute wait versus 2 ½ hour wait for those waiting in the regular line).  Disney Tours offers a VIP guide and fast passes for $310 to $380 per hour. The “black-market Disney guides” run $130 an hour or $1,040 for an eight-hour day.  The women who hired Dream Tours stated, “Who wants a speed pass when you can use your black-market handicapped guide to circumvent the lines all together?”

(First reported by Tara Palmeri, New York Post. May 14, 2013)

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