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Old 10-02-2012, 12:39 PM   #16
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The name is printed on it, but ID is not required to be shown to use it. Therefore, I can be Sam Smith one day and John Paul Jones the next. And, we're trained not to question gender identity so if a person who presents as female shows up with "John Paul Jones" on hir GAC, well...there you go.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:31 PM   #17
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Yes, they are bought and sold as "never wait in line" passes on certain websites. eBay has been better about removing them, but other sites...not so much.

Another recent "scam" we have been seeing is the "AP Tour Guide." A person who has an AP and a GAC "advertises" their services on a website as a "tour guide who skips the lines." For $200 they will bring you in as their "family" on their GAC.

These issues have become more of a problem recently. I hate to see abusers cause problems for those who actually need the accommodations. We have a saying on set...The people with GACs who are polite and understand wait times WILL NOT be cut down are the ones who need them. The ones that scream and yell that they have FOTL access and that "the other CM let us through" are probably fakers. But what can we do...?
Well, it is horrible that people do this. Yet, when it comes to getting my children's needs met, I really don't care what criminal A or criminal B are doing. That's not my problem and I will not allow my children to be punished because of someone else's fraud. Of Disney's answer is to only meet the needs of some disabled people (by only issuing one in the family) and not the others, that is going to be a big problem. The law is not written that you only need to make equal access for one person per family.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:44 PM   #18
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Wow - I must still be stuck in the 60's!

I cannot believe that anyone would sell a GAC to make a profit - or to adopt a family to "get them in an accessible entrance".

How rude! This answers WHY they are so stuck on HC using the same entrances as everyone who is mobile. Having a disability is not something that anyone should profit from!
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:46 PM   #19
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Wow - I must still be stuck in the 60's!

I cannot believe that anyone would sell a GAC to make a profit - or to adopt a family to "get them in an accessible entrance".

How rude! This answers WHY they are so stuck on HC using the same entrances as everyone who is mobile. Having a disability is not something that anyone should profit from!
Right. I agree. I think they should criminally pursue fraud for these types of things. Who is to say that the person with the AP and the GAC actually even has a disability?
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:27 PM   #20
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Well, it is horrible that people do this. Yet, when it comes to getting my children's needs met, I really don't care what criminal A or criminal B are doing. That's not my problem and I will not allow my children to be punished because of someone else's fraud. Of Disney's answer is to only meet the needs of some disabled people (by only issuing one in the family) and not the others, that is going to be a big problem. The law is not written that you only need to make equal access for one person per family.
I completely agree with this. Why should my daughter NOT be able to see a show just because some jerks are faking GACs??? Punish the crooks, not the ones who need the accomodations! I do regret not pushing for a second card for me. I really wasn't feeling "the magic."
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:21 PM   #21
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I'm going to close this thread at this point because the question was answered.

I will just add that people DO sell GACs.

There was even a pretty good black market going on at one point involving Make A Wish buttons.
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