To quote Countess Luann, "Money can't buy you class." I'm proud to be "normal" in this crazy city of mine. Gross.
Yick. Though I feel ever-so-slightly better knowing that we're dealing with a skeevy tour company that's creating this "opportunity" rather than that the parents are trolling the streets looking for disabled people to exploit.
We got jumped to the front of the queue at the London Eye because my friend Gill walks with a cane. So, see, I had to make friends with Gill, find a reason to get her to the London Eye... I'm all about the Long Con.
I feel bad for all the other wealthy families who paid three times as much for inferior service.
As a former theme park employee, I can tell you that this doesn't just happen at Disney. In addition, the more ADA-compliant a park is, the less effective this scam is.
I have very mixed feelings here. On the one hand, I hate the existence of the authorized VIP guides, finding the concept entirely un-little-d-democratic, and so the fact that someone has figured out a way to go rogue and game the system at a third of the price fairly entertaining. On the other hand, yick. I do, however, have to note that my family benefited from the line-skipping privileges
... of a bona fide family member with a bona fide need for a scooter, so
I guess I should disclose that. Sorry for all the replies...Disqus doesn't work so well on the iPad.