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Cast Your Vote:

    • Disabled person only should get front of line -- Votes: 7
    • Disabled person AND their party should get front of line -- Votes: 13
    • Disabled person should get no special treatment -- Votes: 17
    • Disabled person should get a place in line held -- Votes: 14
    • Other -- Votes: 0
Disabled Persons at Amusement Parks _______Nope_________ 23772 posts
8th Jul '13

This is perhaps a stupid question, but I was curious.



What is your feeling about disabled persons getting front of line access at amusement parks? We were at Universal Studios on Saturday and I saw a lot of cases where a they would have one person in a wheelchair and a group of 8 people with them would all get to bypass the lines. They did not have front of line passes (which are very visible there and obvious). I know other amusement parks do this as well.



It doesn't really matter to me much, but I knew I heard a lot of people complaining about it while they were waiting in line so I was wondering what the overall thought it about it.



*The 3rd option means they don't get front of line, but instead they get to "hold" a place in line. So they have to wait to get on the ride the normal time, but they wait in a special seating area or something instead of having to stand in a line incase they can't do that. This is a compromise sort of thing.



So, this clearly isn't a super serious D&D, just wondering what others feel about it since I saw so many angry people at Universal Studios.

K8andblk Due October 21 (boy); Japan 237 posts
8th Jul '13

It's sick but some people will actually PAY a disabled person to go with them so their party is able to jump the line. I think they should limit the amount of people who get to bypass the line.

Boobo&bugs 2 kids; Simpsonville, South Carolina 7725 posts
8th Jul '13

I think the disabled person should get front of line privileges and a specific number of their party with them. Like 2-4 party members or something. It's not really that big a deal to me I guess.

Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3550 posts
8th Jul '13
Quoting K8andblk:" It's sick but some people will actually PAY a disabled person to go with them so their party is able to jump the line. I think they should limit the amount of people who get to bypass the line."


:!:
I went with some people one time who talked about how happy they were that their dad was disabled so they could get straight on all the rides. I was like :shock:

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 46569 posts
8th Jul '13

At the large amusement parks I've been to, it's the person in a wheel chair and ONE other person....not the whole group.



That is ridiculous.

Jenny&Boopy Due June 26; 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 7466 posts
8th Jul '13

I think the disabled person and their party should be able to go to the front of the line. They are there to enjoy the place together. I do however think there should be a limit to the number of people who can skip the line with them. Like 4 tops.

user banned Due December 15 (girl); 1 child; Colorado 1484 posts
8th Jul '13

When I worked at Cedar Point disabled people had a place "held" for them. We took the wait time of the line and they waited in the exit area for their turn.

Chibs 2 kids; Missouri 12147 posts
8th Jul '13

I've been in a wheelchair while at amusement parks before and wlways got to go the front of the line
I don't LIKE doing it,most of the time I end up not bringing my chair (and regretting it later) but I'd rather push through the day to avoid all the stares and comments



I don't have a problem with disabled people doing it as long as they aren't using it just to cut in line.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
8th Jul '13
Quoting speaktruth2powr:" At the large amusement parks I've been to, it's the person in a wheel chair and ONE other person....not the whole group. That is ridiculous."


Yeah, that's what I would have assumed. Here is was the entire group.



Here there are lanyards with cards for front of line or VIP passes. So, when a person has those, you can see them. The large groups did not have them, they had a disabled person with them. I think the largest group I saw was 9 people including the disabled person. I saw a lot of groups however with around 5 or so in the group.



Maybe it isn't like that at other amusement parks, I really don't know. I think it's like that at LEgoland too. I haven't really been to any others, lol

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7276 posts
8th Jul '13

Ehh I guess I don't really care either way. It would be irritating if thwy had like 8 people with them

Faye's Mama 1 child; Springfield, MO, United States 4569 posts
8th Jul '13

I don't think they should get special treatment. Wait in line like everyone else.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
8th Jul '13
Quoting HungryHippo:" I've been in a wheelchair while at amusement parks before and wlways got to go the front of the line ... [snip!] ... stares and comments I don't have a problem with disabled people doing it as long as they aren't using it just to cut in line."


And see, I guess that's sort of where I'm like, I get it. It's just hard to be able to draw that line between when it's needed and when people are using it "just to cut in line."



I couldn't wait for 90 minutes in line. There is no way. I wouldn't be able to go. So, we paid extra to do the front of line. So, I do totally understand that some people cannot stand for 90 minutes. And splitting up groups would suck too. I guess that's why it's one of those there is no good answer to make everyone happy, lol

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
8th Jul '13
Quoting Faye's Mama-23 Weeks:" I don't think they should get special treatment. Wait in line like everyone else."


See, I do understand why there is "special treatment." It's like a handicap parking space. Some people simply couldn't go at all if they had to stand in that line. They physically couldn't do it.

Wanderlust 1 child; Antarctica 185 posts
8th Jul '13

It doesn't bother me at all. Maybe because we have taken a family member to Disneyland before who are disabled and I've seen the mean glares and I thought that was shitty.

linsα Sayama Hills, TY, Japan 31362 posts
8th Jul '13

Well there was a company in Florida that specifically hired disabled tour guides for Disney, so for an extra amount of money a group of people could hire a disabled person as a "tour guide" who is basically just there to get them to the front of lines. :lol:



I don't think it's wrong necessarily. I think it is wrong when people use a disability as an excuse. I remember being in line at Disney and a lady had her autistic son with her and barreled her way to the front of the line screaming "my kids autistic, we go first!". I saw her many times throughout the park and the kid seemed absolutely normal even when waiting in lines that were not that long at all. Oh and when old people try to use being older as an excuse. DH's grandma did it all the time. :lol: