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Disney World and Disneyland are changing their policy so that disabled visitors will no longer be moved to the front of the line.
According to the Associated Press, the policy was changed due to a number of complaints about visitors abusing the system. Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown says the current policy “certainly has been problematic, and we wanted to curb some of the abuse of the system.”
The main complaint was that disabled visitors would sell their pass so that an able-bodied visitor could skip to the front of the line with them.
Despite the change not beginning until October 9, the Los Angeles Post reports, a petition from an advocacy group got 20,000 signatures for Disney to reconsider the new policy for those disabled visitors who do not have visible disabilities.
Autism Speaks has spoken about the policy change, and hopes people will be patient and wait to see how the policy plays out.
Disabled guests who wish to bypass the long lines will be able to purchase park-issued disability cards, which will act like the FastPass. It will give the visitor a return time when the line would be shorter.
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