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Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts has announced that it will no longer let guests with disabilities jump to the front of a ride line.
The policy used to be that one could get a special assistance card that allowed them to skirt lines, but there were reports that the policy was being abused, CNN reports.
Affluent guests would hire someone with a disability to pretend to be family in order to skip the long lines on rides. The new policy will give disabled guests a ticket with a specified time for rides. The new policy goes into effect October 9.
Disney spokesperson Suzi Brown said, "We have an unwavering commitment to making our parks accessible to all." Brown said Disney consulted with Autism Speaks to develop a better system.
Not everyone is welcoming the policy change, The Daily Mail notes.
Rebecca Goddard who goes weekly with her young, autistic sons, isn't happy as they become aggressive if they wait too long.
"My boys don't have the cognition to understand why it's going to be a long wait," she said.
Matt Asner, executive director of Autism Speaks Southern California, said, "Change is difficult."
"I didn't want it to change, but I understand there was an issue that needed to be dealt with," Asner added.
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