Hope everyone has a hearty and healthy Thanksgiving with family and loved ones!
When I was 5, I had a dream come true when I visited Disney World for the first time. I went with my family when I was five years old. It was a truly magical experience. I remember how accommodating and gracious the Disney staff were to me and my family. Some of you may have experienced this same treatment. Specifically, being able to enter through the Exit for all Disney rides. Thus, avoiding all waiting lines by skipping the standard entrance.
When I was 12, my family and I took a trip to Disneyland. Again, we had the same great accommodations and service. It was such a great help in not having to wait in these lines, because of my physical stamina. There would've been no way I could have physically tolerated a entire day at the theme park without this accommodation.
Those accommodations have now changed at all Disney themed parks. Apparently, there have been families that purposely hire tour guides with a disability, so they could avoid waiting in lines, for the rides. I was really disappointed to learn that this policy has been abused to the point where Disney has not altered their rules.
Now, if you have a disability and need assistance with the rides, you must first request a special ticket. This ticket will allow shorter waiting times and a return time for the rides.
While it frustrates me that the policy has changed, I understand the reasons behind it. It disappoints me to know that those with special needs were abusing this service. A service that was to benefit people like us was altered because people like us to the advantage of it.
How do you feel about the policy change? Would you recommend an alternative?
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So I'm five months away from my medical hearing, I have a attorney that says my case is solid, I've had a lot of resistance from the Veterans Administration who has already rated me at 100% but they won't complete the necessary documents for Social Security Disability claim. But I'm not deterred I have been fighting for many years to get what is mine to have, I will not be defeated.
1. Peripheral Neuropathy
5. Two bulging disc in my back
6. Hiatal Hernia
8. Vasal Vagal response (I blackout when I cough or sneeze, laugh to hard or
when vomiting, it was so bad they wont let me drive.
10. Major Depressive disorder.
I just wanted anyone reading the hyperbole I will write here comes from someone that is similar too almost anyone else here. Certainly there are going to be many out there that are much worse off than me, I'm very sorry for anyone who suffers through chronic illness, and I respect the different opinions that will arise, and even if you don't believe in a higher power, I will pray for you. I will harness the positive energy that surrounds me daily and will it your way. Believe in your potential to survive, and to function, do not let fear or pain deliver you into isolation and despair. Find the place that you can go in you head to free your spirit, feel energized, and strong. Pain will not define me, I am more than a disabled father of three and husband for 21 years. More later and I wont go on and on about this to often, I like talking about lots of things so until next time I'm out
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