Walt Disney World making some changes to their disability policies

Manhattan mom pays to hire disabled person to skip lines at Disney World


After reports of guests abusing Walt Disney World’s disability policies, which basically allowed guests with disabled family members or friends to cut to the front of the line pretty much immediately, now Disney has developed a sort of Fastpass system for families with disabilities where they will have to come back at a later time to board that attraction.

The “Disability Access Service Card” will be replacing the old “Guest Service Card.”  Guests with the “Disability Access Service Card” will be provided with a time of day to return to to that attraction.

“We have an unwavering commitment to making our parks accessible to all guests. Given the increasing volume of requests we receive for special access to our attractions, we are changing our process to create a more consistent experience for all our guests while providing accommodations for guests with disabilities,” said Disney spokeswoman Kathleen Prihoda.

This all comes after reports of a company called “Dream Tours” that provided a family with a  disabled tour guide to accompany them through the Disney parks.

Have you or anyone you know ‘abused’ the system at Disney to get to the front of the line?  What do you think of these new changes?

These new changes go into effect on October 9.

Read more over at Click Orlando



Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @iamcgeed