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Family kicked out of Universal Studios because dad wore police shirt

A South Florida father said his daughter's Sweet 16 surprise turned into a nightmare after he was kicked out of Universal Studios because of the shirt he was wearing. Christian Jarosz said he was at the park on his way to see Blue Man Group on Saturday night, when park security surrounded his family. Jarosz said security told him he couldn't wear a police shirt in the park. When they stopped by one of the park's shops to buy a new shirt, the family said even more security showed up. The family said security told them not to bother and that the family had to leave or they would be arrested.

"'Don't bother. You guys are out of here.' We're like, 'What are you talking about?'" said Christian Jarosz.

"I was thinking, 'What is going on? I just want to see Blue Man Group with my friend. I'm just excited my family took me here,'" said daughter Sabrina Jarosz.

A spokesman for Universal said for safety reasons only law enforcement personnel are allowed to wear shirts in the park identifying them as police officers. The family said they eventually did get a refund for their Blue Man Group tickets. Jarosz said the T-shirt was a gift from his brother, who is a police officer in New York.

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Shameless? Rich moms' tactics to cut lines at Disney

According to reports, some wealthy Manhattan families have discovered a new way to skip the long lines at Walt Disney World — and likely found a new way to be despised by the "99-percenters." 

The New York Post is reporting some wealthy families are now hiring disabled people to pose as family members so they can jump ahead of the Disney masses.

“My daughter waited one minute to get on ‘It’s a Small World’ — the other kids had to wait 2 1/2 hours,” the Post quoted one mom, who hired a disabled guide through Dream Tours Florida.

The Post reports the “black-market” Disney guides can be rented for $130 an hour, or $1,040 for an eight-hour day.  The guide will escort a family through the park in a motorized scooter with a “handicapped” sign on it. At each ride, the group was sent to an auxiliary entrance at the front of the attraction.

“You can’t go to Disney without a tour concierge,” said an unidentified mom in the Post story, “This is how the 1 percent does Disney.”

Dr. Wednesday Martin, a social anthropologist who is writing a book,"Primates of Park Avenue," discovered the tactic while doing research.

"Who wants a speed pass when you can use your black-market handicapped guide to circumvent the lines all together?" she told the Post. “So when you’re doing it, you’re affirming that you are one of the privileged insiders who has and shares this information.”

According to the Post, Disney offers a VIP guide and fast passes for $310 to $380 per hour, far more expensive than the black-market guides.

The Post says passing around the Dream Tours guide service’s phone number recently became popular among Manhattan’s private-school scene during spring break.

The service apparently asks who referred you before they even take your call.

Disney has not returned The Post’s requests for comment.

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