Starting October 9, 2013 Disneyland will be ending their policy that allows disabled individuals to receive a pass to go to the front of the line.
This change will be devastating for my little boy. Blake is eleven years old. He is blind and has quadriplegic cerebral palsy. He is unable to walk, talk, and eats via a g-tube. Going to Disneyland is Blake’s favorite thing to do when we visit his grandparents in California. His favorite ride is Dumbo. His smile is incredible to see when he’s flying through the air. He also loves visiting Mickey Mouse in his house in Toon Town. The characters are trained so well to be sweet and gentle with special needs children.
Blake’s disabilities make it impossible for him to be in the park for more than an hour or two. He wears out easily and can get sick if it’s too hot. Disneyland has been wonderful for Blake’s entire life to provide him with a special needs pass that allows him to go to the front of the line.
Blake would be unable to visit Disneyland if this pass was not available to him.
Hearing that Disneyland will be discontinuing this policy that allows disabled individuals to receive this pass is heart breaking. Our family is shocked that Disneyland would make such an insensitive and uncaring decision. Especially given how kind and thoughtful the park and its characters have always been to special needs children.
Please sign my petition so my son and thousands of others will continue to be able to go to Disneyland. It breaks my heart knowing that we won’t see Blake’s precious smile when he flies through the air riding Dumbo or when he gets a kiss on the cheek from Mickey Mouse.
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