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Published: Friday, Sept. 27 2013 10:30 a.m. MDT

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Hauulamom
Hauula, HI

When we attended Disney Would after I had knee surgery and was in a wheelchair- One member of our party stayed with me - all others were told to go through the regular line- when the rest of our party made it to the front of the regular line - it was then that I was wheeled in the back way. They accommodated my inability my to stand in a long line - but there was no time advantage or shorter wait time involved.

bribri86
Phoenix, AZ

Hauulamom

Your situation is the perfect solution. A whole family does not need to go through the exit. The person with the disability, no matter what it is, can wait to go to the exit of the ride until the family who waited through the line makes it to the front of the line. They can give the disabled person and their caregiver one of those things that restaurants use to tell you your table is ready. Then they can board the ride with the rest of their party. I was always terribly sick of seeing large groups at the exit to the ride and thought how long I had to wait to get on the ride but their whole family had to wait maybe 5 minutes to board. I think this solution will also reduce wait time. Good job Disney!

SlopJ30
St Louis, MO

My father-in-law lost his wife a few years back and quickly remarried to a woman who was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and declared "disabled," collecting a government check every month. The condition was, I'm sure, an annoyance, but she was perfectly capable of participating in life like the rest of us . . until there was an advantage to be gained by being "handicapped." Boarding a plane? She'd insist on a wheelchair to play up her "disability" and jump ahead of the crowd. Any public gathering with a Disney-like policy for the disabled? All of a sudden her fibromyalgia magically got worse. And, yes, they were divorced as quickly as they were married.

As for Disney, a "fast-pass" solution seems fair enough. I don't really buy that everyone who it technically disabled (which covers a lot more than rosy-cheeked terminally ill or wheelchair-bound kids) should just be able to jump ahead of everyone at any time. The rampant abuse of the program just hammers that opinion home.

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