Wealthy mothers have turned to new tricks to get their kids to the front of long amusement park lines. There are now “black-market Disney guides” — disabled people who can be rented hourly or for a full day so that junior won’t have to wait with the rest of the riff-raff to get into Splash Mountain.
The “guides” run $130 an hour, or $1,040 for an eight-hour day, The New York Post reports. Plus, it’s cheaper than the VIP guide offered by Disney, which are $310-380 per hour.
The families use the handicapped guides to enter through an auxiliary entrance designated for those in wheelchairs, who can bring up to six others with them. “My daughter waited one minute to get on ‘It’s a Small World’ — the other kids had to wait 2 1/2 hours,” said one mother who used a handicapped guide.
These black market line-cutters can be arranged through an organization called Dream Tours. “You can’t go to Disney without a tour concierge. This is how the 1 percent does Disney,” said one mother.
Disney has not commented.