Parents hiring handicapped people so their kids can jump in line at Disney World is now apparently a thing
Lines at theme parks can be long and torturous, but Disney honestly does everything it possibly can to make your wait shorter and less excruciating at its parks. Apparently, that’s got good enough for some parents, who have gotten into the habit of paying random handicapped people to pose as part of their family long enough to get bumped up to the front of the line.
Disney is constantly thinking of new ways to enhance the experience of its theme parks by reducing wait times, keeping visitors busy and happy and providing more entertainment for your buck. But in the future, those bucks might be harder to keep track with a Disney World wireless payment system.
You recently featured an article about the new Carbon Freeze Me experience at Walt Disney World. Today I was one of the first to try it out, having my face 3D scanned to be part of a Han Solo-style carbonite figurine.
From May 18 to June 16 at Disney Hollywood Studios at Disney World, for just $100, you can have your very own likeness frozen in a small piece of carbonite, just like Han Solo. Well… fake carbonite.
Avatar only made like a few zillion dollars, so it’s not surprising that at some point it was going to make its way into theme parks in some fashion or another. And it looks like that Disney’s secured the rights to bring Avatar attractions to its theme parks around the world.
There’s lots of jobs at somewhere like Disney World, but one of the more unusual ones are the team of scuba divers that keep the park’s pools, lakes and underwater attractions pristine and keeps the animatronic sea bass in good working order. However, the job des require you to often be underwater from 2am to 4am in 50 degree water, fishing out cameras and cell phones and hats.
A look behind the high tech Disney uses to combat the problem of waiting in line at their theme parks
Going to any theme park is fun… until you get stuck in line for nearly an hour to go on a ride that lasts five minutes. But behind the scenes at Disney World, deep under Cinderella’s castle, there’s a high tech control center that rivals NORAD for the sole purpose of making sure people’s wait times are minimized.
While visiting Epcot Center in Florida, a Pennsylvania woman alleges that a Disney employee dressed as Donald Duck grabbed her breast and molested her after she sought an autograph.
After the alleged groping, Donald Duck made gestures—apparently with his snowy white hands—“indicating he had done something wrong,” according to a lawsuit filed last month by April Magolon. The Upper Darby woman, 27, was visiting Epcot with her children and fiancé in May 2008 when the incident reportedly occurred.