Alright I hope I don't make a bunch of people mad with this, but really something needs to be done about this.
We all know that there are several people per day who visit DL in wheelchairs who don't actually need them.
We've heard it, we've seen it, everybody knows it, but what can be done?
There's no doctor's note required to get a GAC. There's nothing required. All you have to do is go into City Hall and say you need one, and you get one.
This is because of some law I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) that says it's illegal to question people about why they are handicapped? Or something along the lines of that.
I am in no way advocating we should get rid of GAC cards. I know people need them because some lines aren't accessible. I also know that there are people who are in wheelchairs for a variety of medical reasons. I also realize many people are handicapped mentally and still require a GAC card and that's perfectly fine.
You all know who I'm talking about. Not to generalize, but I'm talking about those (often) teenagers who think they can pull a fast one and get an instant fastpass onto all the rides with a GAC. Or people who are just plain lazy and cruise around in a wheelchair.
I don't know if there's any quick fix to this. Or a fix at all. But lately, as in, the last ten years, it's gotten out of control in my opinion. Motorized scooters carrying around people and then I see them pop right up and laugh about how they are awesome because they lied about being handicapped. It's insane.