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Why are we angry with Disneyland?

Disneyland has just recently changed their rules about lining up for rides with disabled children. If you had a child with disabilities, they were given top priority to cut to the front of the line – this is no longer the case.

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Disneyland  changing the line up rules
For those who don’t understand how that is remotely fair, let me explain as best as I can. A child with sensory issues, can sometimes become uncomfortable and sometimes even distressed by the loud noises of crowds, rides, sometimes the lack of personal space, and well, can create massive melt downs, along with other things. No one likes seeing a mother try and console their child while showing their own distress in their situation. And in most cases, parents end up taking their kid out of the line and missing out on the experience all together.

So it’s not a matter of standing up forever with everyone else, it’s a matter of mental and emotional anguish. It doesn’t make for a happy experience. Disney is a hospitality cooperation, that did what they could to help children with special needs to access their park. They understand the troubles faced by parents and children who suffer with sensory issues. I highly doubt a change like this was easy to make.

The reason for this change, is people with enough cash have been hiring disabled children to help them cut lines.

Now people are angry at Disney for making this decision. I get why they have made the decision, and I think it’s very unfair that some douches out there had to go ruin it for everyone else. But in the end it’s a fair change. Disney’s good intentions was taken advantage of.

Who we SHOULD be angry at, are the people and parents who are renting their children out to rich people and allowing; sometimes complete strangers to take their kids on rides, just to beat the wait. All for money.

We should also be angry at the people who rented the children. Just because you have the money, doesn’t make you top priority over everyone else. Everyone paid equally to enter and be apart of the fun. Nor should you go bragging of your ability to get on rides faster as a result. All very shameful.

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About Mimmi

Mimmi is a mother of 2 handsome boys, Keiran (2009) and Davin. (2012)

She is a full time stay at home mum, taking care of my boys; her eldest with autism and both of them with developmental delays.

She is a huge video game player, and loves to eat large amounts of curry.

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3 comments

  1. Amanda Beard

    Seriously?!? What sort of parent ‘rents’ their child our to complete strangers??

  2. Annette Craufurd

    ^^ that was my first thought!!!

  3. Merindah Differ

    I have heard stories from American families that have seen kids standing in the many food outlets with “For Hire” on signs around their necks.