An Orlando tour company is fighting back against claims that its disabled tour guides are giving some Disney World visitors an unfair advantage.
This comes after several women boasted of hiring the guides to pose as family members, allowing them to cut to the front of long lines for popular rides.
The Happiest place on Earth - is apparently - even happier for wealthy moms from Manhattan who, according to the New York Post, have been renting disabled people to pose as family members allowing them jump to the front of the line.
The article quoted one mom who asked to remain anonymous: "My daughter waited one minute to get on 'It's a Small World,' the other kids had to wait two and a half hours. You can't go to Disney without a tour concierge. This is how the one percent does Disney."
Disney actually has its own VIP guide service, which costs more than $300 an hour and gets you front of the line privileges.
But an Orlando company called Dream Tours will offer you a disabled guide for a mere $130 an hour.
On their VIP tours web page, which they have since taken down: "Your guides will provide significantly reduced wait times through the parks."
Now posted on that page: "Due to inaccurate press and slander, Dream Tours is not offering VIP tours at this time. Our focus has primarily always been providing magical vacations for adults with special needs and helping their dreams to come true."
The company has been getting blasted on its Facebook page with such comments as:
"Shame on you."
"You guys run a pretty deplorable business."
"Wow, this is disgusting."
Dream Tours response: "We understand and validate everyone's concerns about these horrendous accusations. Please know that the story from The Post is completely false. We are currently finding a defamation lawyer."
Disney did not respond to our News 8 requests for a comment, but a spokesperson told CNN:
"It is unacceptable to abuse accommodations that were designed for guests with disabilities. We are thoroughly reviewing the situation and will take appropriate steps to deter this type of activity."
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