14.5.13

HOW THE 1% DOES DISNEY.

Purchasing the priority boarding pass isn't good enough for some of the well-off and well-connected.
Some wealthy Manhattan moms have figured out a way to cut the long lines at Disney World — by hiring disabled people to pose as family members so they and their kids can jump to the front, The Post has learned.
Via Newmark's Door.

Boy, does that make research on the incentive-compatibility of priority pricing more difficult.

Yes, I suppose one can argue that hiring an invalid at a premium simply extends the incentives of priority pricing to a higher willingness to pay cohort.

I'm hard pressed to view the behavior as anything other than the tackiness of New Money, or perhaps the tackiness of Money in a era of No Guardrails.  Perhaps, though, Old Nick will someday put these people at the head of the line to board the Cyclone Inferno, a large wooden roller coaster that legend has making midnight appearances in the Rust Belt during the summer.

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