Rich People Cut Lines At Disney World By Hiring Disabled "Guides"

Rich People Cut Lines At Disney World By Hiring Disabled "Guides"

Need another reason to despise the 1 percent? While researching for her new book, Primates of Park Avenue, social anthropologist Dr. Wednesday Martin uncovered a completely despicable practice that wealthy families have taken to in the recent years - rather than waiting in line for rides at Disney World with the regular folk, they're hiring "tour guides" to get them through to the front of the line. This doesn't sound so bad, until you hear who exactly these tour guides are: Disabled people, hired to pose as family members so they can take advantage of Disney World's auxiliary entrances for rides.

"You can't go to Disney without a tour concierge," one "rich mom" said of the trend, according to the New York Post. "This is how the 1 percent does Disney." And this is how you're a horrible person

Apparently, the service is passed around "ritualistically" through "Manhattan's private school set," and it's extremely exclusive to boot. Just calling the phone number won't get you through - instead, they'll first immediately ask who referred you. 

"It’s insider knowledge that very few have and share carefully," Martin explained. "So when you’re doing it, you’re affirming that you are one of the privileged insiders who has and shares this information." 

The "rogue guide service" that the aforementioned Manhattan mom named as being the one she used is Florida-based Dream Tours - she claims that owner Ryan Clement's girlfriend, Jacie Christiano, was her tour guide. Of course, Clement denied all involvement. 

The degrading service is reportedly $130 an hour, and $1,040 for a full eight-hour day. So, yes, you can put a price on being an awful human being. SMH.

[via Gawker]

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