Guest ‘Reeks of Privilege’ Slammed for ‘Scamming’ Disney and Cast Members

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A Disney Guest has been taken to task online for “scamming” Disney Cast Members with a Lightning Lane hack.

The Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort are known to be some of the best Disney vacation spots. But the Disney Park Guest experience has changed notably with the changes to the FastPass+ reservation system that have been implemented earlier this year in the form of the Disney Genie+ and Lightning Lane system.

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At each Theme Park at Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom Park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, in Florida, Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane reservations are linked to your MagicBand. However, MagicBands are only coming to Disneyland Resort on October 29. This means that Guests have to show their Lightning Lane passes to Disney Cast Members on their phones to access the faster queues.

The need to show this on a Guests’s phone is what one Disney Guest from Utah, TikToker Holden Bullock (@holdenbullock04), used to “scam” Cast Members at Disneyland this week.

Check it out:


disney can’t win all the time #disneyland #disneylightninglane #california

♬ Thank You For Being So Dumb – rigbyy

With a caption of “disney can’t win all the time,” Bullock shared a video of himself walking through Disneyland Park, using a TikTok sound to call Cast Members “dumb” for believing him and his party when he told them they had eight Lightning Lane passes on their phone.

Among the responses were some from Disney Cast Members. @dancermelissa97 wrote, “we know we just don’t get payed enough to care sometimes.”

Others complimented Bullock for the hack but also questioned his need to give it away online, “I don’t understand why when people figure out a loophole that they want to go ahead and expose themselves and the trick,” @gamer_athletics said.

But one response from a former Cast Member was particularly noteworthy. @sthooch stitched the original video and shared his views on the subject.


#stitch with @holdenbullock04 Scamming Fast Passes at Disney – #Disney #DisneyPrincess #DisneyChallenge #disneyworld #disneyland #disneypixar #disneyedit #disneylandparis #disneycosplay #disneychannel #distok #disneyplanner

♬ original sound – StHooch

@sthooch mentioned that while it is objectively wrong to scam Disney out of FastPasses, that wasn’t his primary concern. He pointed out that hopping into the Lightning Lane line affects not only paying Guests but also Guests who are using Disability Access Service (DAS). The Tiktoker also called out Bullock’s account for questionable content about race and disabilities, furthering his concerns about taking advantage of the Disneyland Lightning Lane queues. “It really reeks of privilege,” he said.

Bullock did comment on the stitched video saying, “Made my day thx bro,” likely sarcastically.

We at Disney Fanatic will keep readers updated on all Disney news as it comes to light.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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