Wednesday 24 January 2018

Disney 'disabled' caught taking the Mickey

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Aaron Paul celebrates 'Halloween Time' at Disneyland September 17, 2013 in Anaheim, California. The 'Halloween Time' celebration at the Disneyland Resort, which features special attractions and entertainment, continues through October 31, 2013. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Aaron Paul celebrates 'Halloween Time' at Disneyland September 17, 2013 in Anaheim, California. The 'Halloween Time' celebration at the Disneyland Resort, which features special attractions and entertainment, continues through October 31, 2013. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disney Parks via Getty Images)

Disney is changing the rules that allow disabled people to skip the queues, after it emerged that wealthy, able-bodied visitors had been abusing the system.

Under the current policy, those with special needs are given quick access to rides and other attractions. However, the company now says the scheme has proven "problematic". From next month, it will instead offer disabled people reservation times for each ride.

The move comes after it emerged visitors had hired disabled "black-market Disney guides". Guides would pose as family members, meaning clients could skip queues. Until now, Disney has let anyone with a wheelchair bring six guests to a ride's backdoor entrance.

Irish Independent

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