WHERE DO I BEGIN...
At the age of 7 my family and I visited Disneyland at the same time my son was diagnosed with RP at UCLA. For those of you who are not familiar with the disease, blindness is the only outcome, there is no cure.
At 27, I chose to re-enact our Disney experience and took it one step further and charged an entire trip for Christmas so he would have a memory of such magnitude he could carry it with him for the rest of his life. I made reservations at Chip N Dale breakfast for today at 10:05 just to start our adventure. Well, my son has a memory just not the one I chose for him. He now has the humiliation of being surrounded by security, management and K9 's denying him access to the park for being forthright when asked and stating he had smoked marijuana prior to entering the park. With his admission he also stated he had a state licensed card to do so and that his actions were completely legal in the state and has been legal in the State of California since 1996. It was during this encounter that two security supervisors approached and told me Disneyland is private property and they have the sole discretion to NOT allow anyone in the park while under the influence. We were told we could all go in except for my blind son.
If being under the influence is truly the reason my son was denied entry into the park, the argument does not hold true, alcohol is served in the adjacent park, meaning several guests ARE under the influence. And lets be honest here, if one were to guess, 25% of your guests are under the influence of one form of THC through edibles, sprays, lotions, etc., and the higher percentage of guests who are merely intoxicated at the hands of Disneyland itself, so you can drink alcohol consumed on property, have underage individuals drink on property but since you cannot sell the marijuana you discriminate? Selective entry is discriminatory in every sense of the world and denying entry to someone with a disability for medicating prior to entering the property is inexcusable. So what was it really, his vision, his attire, his honesty or merely him, but it WAS NOT because of being under the influence. I am a mother who attempted to do something great and now our HOLIDAY is ruined and a memory lost. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF !!! DISNEY MAY BE GETTING TOO BIG FOR US LITTLE PEOPLE BUT US LITTLE PEOPLE ARE WHO MADE DISNEY WHAT IT IS - BLIND OR NOT!!!