There’s a lot to be irked about in The New York Post‘s story about “wealthy Manhattan moms” cutting Disney World lines with the hired help of “handicapped tour guides.” While I kept quadruple checking to make sure I wasn’t reading The Onion, I also found myself unable to get past a few particular details. And it wasn’t just the echoing of, “This is how the one percent does Disney.”
The first line undoubtedly says it all, as the Post reports:
They are 1 percenters who are 100 percent despicable.
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, The Post has learned.
The “black-market Disney guides” run $130 an hour, or $1,040 for an eight-hour day.
“My daughter waited one minute to get on ‘It’s a Small World’ — the other kids had to wait 2 1/2 hours,” crowed one mom, who hired a disabled guide through Dream Tours Florida…The woman said she hired a Dream Tours 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.
Ok, so let’s go through this piece by piece for a second.