As of October 9th, people with disabilities will have to wait in the regular lines at Disneyworld and Disneyland. Some of these lines can take more than an hour at a time. They say this change is being put in place due to people abusing the system, which I’m sure happens. Sadly, that means that I will never be returning.
I visit Florida almost every year with my family, and occasionally we end up at a Disney park. I require a wheelchair due to my ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia, as I can’t walk that kind of distance. Most of the rides require getting out of the wheelchair, and it doesn’t take long before I’m in pain and exhausted. I appreciated the fact that the parks took our discomfort into consideration and allowed a shorter wait time (except for shows – where the time was the same for everyone). Now that I won’t be able to be remotely taken care of within the park, there is absolutely no point of me suffering through such an experience. It’s bad enough that the place is loud and crowded.
It just makes me sad that people are so inconsiderate/desperate to jump lines that they are willing to ruin the chance for a disabled person and their family to have an easier time.
Do you have any opinions on this matter?