We waited 45 minutes in line for the Safari ride at Disney’s Wild Kingdom a couple of years ago. We waited over 1 hour to go on the Winnie the Pooh ride in Disney’s Magic Kingdom. If you’ve ever been on the Winnie the Pooh ride with older kids, you would know that was a terrible mistake on my part.
But you know, waiting in line for an hour at Disney is a rite of passage for parents. It’s just the way of the world.
Or is it?
I wonder how many families paid a bit extra so they could cut our family in line as time dragged on?
Have you heard that there are these tour guides that are cheating the system by getting special disabled passes then profiting off of it by giving healthy families speedy access to rides? I saw this on the Today Show (while on the treadmill) and it really ticked me off. Thanks to the Today Show for exposing this and apparently getting Disney to take action.
It’s just not fair for those of us who saved our pennies to get there to have to wait even longer because other folks are getting away with cheating the system (and exploiting the disabled in the process).
Well, there is a quasi-happy ending to this story. Disney is cracking down by requiring that these passes have a picture ID and are only good for 2 weeks. But I am sure these greedy tour guides will find a way to buck the new system. Don’t you think?
While I loved visiting Disney, and hope that all families that want to go, get there someday. Part of me agrees with Jim Gaffigan (one of my favorite comedians) when it comes to the lines.
If you haven’t been to Disney as an adult, just imagine you are standing in line at the DMV…….and that’s it.
How can I spend an enormous amount of money, be uncomfortable and listen to my children complain and whine? – Gim Gaffiagan (on Disney).
Have you been to Disney? How were the lines? Better yet, what do think of the low down dirty line cutters? 🙂
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