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    • 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
HungryHippo 2 kids; Missouri 12139 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting Kacti:" I think this is where a previous responder's comment comes in to play. Someone got jumped on earlier ... [snip!] ... or even the disabled grown up... but all the same, I don't think they should be entitled to skip in front of everybody else."

have you ever heard of distraction therapy?
its where people in chronic pain do things,watch movies,go to parks,draw etc and it takes their mind off the pain. it helps you not think about it constantly when youre having fun
is it fair? i guess not.
but its not fair for the disabled person either. so nobody wins i suppose.
being in chronic pain and knowing you will be for the rest of your life is terrible,yesterday i was on day 3 of a cluster migraine,i had to go to the store get out and walk around and it actually made me feel better for a moment. because i wasnt laying in bed in pain. i was out distracted by the pain.
im trying to explain this the best i can. and i DO see where youre coming from but can you see where im coming from?



honestly if i let the pain stop me from doing things i wouldnt go anywhere,and thats just no how i want to live me life

K and N TTC since Nov 2012; 2 kids; Denver City, Texas 1890 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting HungryHippo:" have you ever heard of distraction therapy? its where people in chronic pain do things,watch movies,go ... [snip!] ... from? honestly if i let the pain stop me from doing things i wouldnt go anywhere,and thats just no how i want to live me life"


I have actually never heard of that... sounds like a reasonable outlet.



I can not even begin to imagine what it would be like to live with physical pain day in and day out- when you explain the distraction therapy it makes more sense, as to why someone would go do things (like the amusement parks) despite the pain.



I just think there should be a better way to accommodate the physically disabled, rather than pushing other paying customers back, and allowing the handicapped individuals front of the line access... kwim?

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31318 posts
9th Jul '13

I don't care if they go ahead of the line along with the rest of their group.

HungryHippo 2 kids; Missouri 12139 posts
9th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kacti:</b>" I have actually never heard of that... sounds like a reasonable outlet. I can not even begin to imagine ... [snip!] ... rather than pushing other paying customers back, and allowing the handicapped individuals front of the line access... kwim?"</blockquote>




When I was a teenager and going through a cancer scare and 3 surgeries within 6 weeks I was so sick I couldn't get out if bed,bathe myself,make it to the bathroom without an accident or sleep without stopping breathing.
It was the most miserable I have ever been,all I had was pain and wanted to die. Could you imagine having your mother bathe you at 16/17 years old?
I couldn't distract myself from the pain,now luckily I can.im now healthy enough to be able to get out of bed. The distraction therapy works,as silly as it may sound



I guess it's not fair that a disabled person can go before you to ride a ride,but its not that big of a deal. You don't have to wait an extra hour because one person cut in front of you

Jenny&Boopy 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 7294 posts
9th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting HungryHippo:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kacti:</b>" I have actually never heard of that... sounds like ... [snip!] ... you to ride a ride,but its not that big of a deal. You don't have to wait an extra hour because one person cut in front of you"</blockquote>



This! The last sentence is exactly why I don't understand people who have an issue with it. Letting a few people ahead of you isn't going to make your wait magically double. Shit I'd let a handicapped person cut ahead of me any day even if it wasn't park policy.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" Going to a different restaurant is a different thing than you coming into the same restaurant after me ... [snip!] ... see it the same. I don't think everything has to be equal. I think paying extra to take a cut in line is a hinky policy."


The whole airline IS the same. With a front of line you are actually getting in a DIFFERENT line. Same with disabled. There is a separate entrance and line, so if you like thinking in concrete terms, you are buying space in THAT line.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting Kacti:" I have actually never heard of that... sounds like a reasonable outlet. I can not even begin to imagine ... [snip!] ... rather than pushing other paying customers back, and allowing the handicapped individuals front of the line access... kwim?"


Not to mention, some of this is family. I have no way of knowing how much pain I'll be in on any given day. A good day and I'm sore like after a really hard workout when it hurts to move but you can manage. On a bad day, my clothing HURTS to touch my skin and I can hardly walk at all. When having to buy in advance, I have no idea how I'll feel the day we actually have to go, you know?



I want to take my kids to Disneyland. I want to do things with them. I don't want to be unable to experience life because I hurt, you know? For some people they're okay, but if they had to stand in a line for 90 minutes they'd be unable to go anymore.

☆º×ß¡±©µ×º☆ Due September 18 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Centralia, Washington 45192 posts
9th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting HungryHippo:</b>" if you saw a CHILD missing a leg,standing in line crying from pain are you telling me you wouldnt feel ... [snip!] ... walking all day,even if its from cleaning house i have to sit,take pain medication and not wear my prosthetic at all for a day/"</blockquote>




I guess to me it all depends on the disability

HungryHippo 2 kids; Missouri 12139 posts
9th Jul '13

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☆º×ß¡±©µ×º☆ Due September 18 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Centralia, Washington 45192 posts
9th Jul '13

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Bangtail 50 kids; Katy, Texas 7752 posts
9th Jul '13

I just went to Disneyland in April and I was in a scooter because I broke my foot. I didn't get to the front of any line. I had to go in the exits on a lot of rides because the scooter wouldn't fit, but we still had to wait. They would give us tags that had the time on them and the person standing at the exit would go off of that time to make sure we didn't skip ahead. Most of the new rides are set up so scooters and wheelchairs can go through the line so you don't get any special treatment at all, minus the fact that they'll pause the ride so you don't kill yourself.