Demonstration tomorrow at DisneyLand

9 Oct

Late notice, I know, but I just got an email that a demonstration is scheduled for DisneyLand tomorrow to protest the fact that they are discontinuing the special needs passes.

This from Facebook:

Demonstration and Petition Delivery

Tommorrow, Wed, Oct. 9th at Disney 7-11
10:00 am

611 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802

Meet up with your signs, your shirts and your children (only if it will not be upsetting, disruptive or dangerous to them.

I just spoke with ABC News and they intend to show up.
Anaheim Petition is being printed now (we still dont have a Fl person to delivery other copy :/)

Per the facebook page, they have 4,000 pages of signatures for the petition. Here is box 1:

box one of the petition

I wish I could be there. Back in the day I worked at DisneyLand. Spent many a day and night in the park. It’s been great for our family to be able to make use of the special needs passes. Without them we just couldn’t do DisneyLand. It’s $400 minimum to go and we only get a few hours. The new system they’ve proposed wouldn’t work for us.

By Matt Carey

4 Responses to “Demonstration tomorrow at DisneyLand”

  1. Dave October 9, 2013 at 11:29 #

    The new system they are proposing will mostly work for us, except we would have done better with kiosks. When we get anywhere near a certain ride, our son wants to go on that ride right then. He can be redirected, but it might take quite some time to explain that we are coming back “later on”.

    My son’s friends are not so lucky. Once they see a certain ride (It is a different ride for each kid. For my son, it is “Thunder Mountain”, and “People Mover”. For his friends it is “Splash Mountain” and “Small World”, respectively).

    I understand that people were abusing the system, but Disney should know how to fix that without harming their most vulnerable fans. I would suggest that they require a prescription from a doctor. If the doctor writes: “no loud noises”, then keep a few headsets handy. If a doctor writes “no close crowds”, then Disney should try to help them avoid lines.

    For the healthy people who claimed to be disabled for the last five years just so they could get in the FastPass lines, I hope someone kicks them.

  2. Shannon October 9, 2013 at 23:31 #

    I am not sure the demonstration is necessary, as a recent communique from Disney Parks at the Love That Max blog indicates they’ll continue to accommodate families like mine who need flexibility with return times, etc., as long as they have advance notice:

  3. mikemawords October 11, 2013 at 20:51 #

    My understanding is that flagrant abuse was the cause of the policy change. If this is a pendulum swing too far, then demonstrations might work but making positive suggestions based on what has worked elsewhere may have a more far reaching effect.


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