Primates of Park Avenue: How the 1 percent does Disney
New book reveals how rich families hire handicapped “black-market Disney guides” to skip long lines.
If what social anthropologist Dr. Wednesday Martin claims is true, the world of the rich and privileged has officially lost its moral compass.
In her new book, "Primates of Park Avenue," Martin claims to expose a troubling trend: "Upper crust" moms using a "black market" connection to hire handicapped tour guides to walk them through Disney World so they can take advantage of the line-skipping auxiliary entrances for disabled patrons, reports Gawker.
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“My daughter waited one minute to get on 'It's a Small World' — the other kids had to wait 2 1/2 hours," one "rich mom" says in the book. "You can't go to Disney without a tour concierge. This is how the 1 percent does Disney.”
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The “black-market Disney guides” reportedly earn roughly $130 an hour, which adds up to $1,040 for an all-day, eight-hour tour. A steal considering New York Post reports that a Disney World fast pass for a family starts at $310 an hour.
“Who wants a speed pass when you can use your black-market handicapped guide to circumvent the lines all together?” Dr. Martin writes.
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