Disney changes policy after wealthy hire the disabled - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Disney changes line-skipping policy after wealthy visitors hire disabled people as "family members"

ORLANDO, FL (FOX19) -

After wealthy people reportedly paid folks with disabilities to pretend to be part of their families so they could skip lines, Disney World and Disneyland are changing their policies. But that's causing parents who have children with legitimate medical issues to worry.

The Kilpatricks still plan to go on their vacation to the Magic Kingdom because they've paid $1500 that's non-refundable. But they're worried daughter Kira will get sick and they'll have to leave.

"Disney's just saying, you know, ‘We'll accommodate you. Talk to us when you get here. Trust us,'" said Kira's mom, Karin. "And I can't plan for that. I don't know how well it's going to end up working."

For its part, Disney says it's still going to work with families who have relatives with disabilities. They can get a disability access service card from Disney which will allow them to schedule a return time at an attraction, which will be comparable to the amount of time they would've waited in line.

In a statement, Disney said, "We are modifying our current… program so we can continue to serve the guests who truly need it and for whom it was intended."

The new policy went into effect Wednesday. 

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 4 dead, 4 injured in Waffle House shooting

    4 dead, 4 injured in Waffle House shooting

    Sunday, April 22 2018 5:55 AM EDT2018-04-22 09:55:32 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 10:28 AM EDT2018-04-22 14:28:13 GMT
    Travis Reinking (Courtesy: Metro Police)Travis Reinking (Courtesy: Metro Police)

    Four people were killed and four others were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch. A white man wearing nothing a green jacket went into the restaurant and started firing a gun resembling an AR-15. Police are still searching for him. 

    More >>

    Four people were killed and four others were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch. A white man wearing nothing a green jacket went into the restaurant and started firing a gun resembling an AR-15. Police are still searching for him. 

    More >>
  • Woman loses home at auction to former attorney

    Woman loses home at auction to former attorney

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:11 PM EDT2018-04-22 03:11:04 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 5:23 AM EDT2018-04-22 09:23:15 GMT
    Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was her former attorney. (Source: KPLR/CNN)Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was her former attorney. (Source: KPLR/CNN)

    Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was her former attorney.

    More >>

    Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was her former attorney.

    More >>
  • 4 dead in Nashville Waffle House shooting; suspect sought

    4 dead in Nashville Waffle House shooting; suspect sought

    Sunday, April 22 2018 8:34 AM EDT2018-04-22 12:34:45 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 10:27 AM EDT2018-04-22 14:27:55 GMT
    A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. (Source: CNN)A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. (Source: CNN)
    Police in Tennessee say three people were killed and four were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday. (Source: CNN)Police in Tennessee say three people were killed and four were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday. (Source: CNN)

    A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. 

    More >>

    A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly