HERE’S THE SCOOP:
- An Orlando man reportedly used a stolen company iPad to skip the lines at Disney World.
- A Disney official spotted the man giving an authorized tour of a Hollywood Studios attraction.
- The man returned the iPad and is not charged with a crime.
This guy must really hate waiting around.
An Orlando man reportedly engaged in a bizarre scheme to skip the lines for rides at Hollywood Studios this summer. The 30-year-old gave unauthorized tours of Hollywood Studios with a stolen Disney employee iPad that let him cut the queues.
A Disney fraud investigator’s team noticed unapproved overrides on a Disney app used to make reservations, according to the Orange County sheriff’s report.
“The app is used to facilitate entry into the front of the lines without having to stand in line,” the report read. “The application is a private app for qualifying guests and is only installed on WDW company-owned devices.”
“The app is not available to the public for use.”
On June 4, the investigator spotted the man leading a tour and skipping the lines at a Hollywood Studios attraction.
The Disney investigator ordered employees to cancel the reservation to see if the man would make a new one. So he followed the man to his car and confronted him.
The investigator asked the imposter if he had a Disney device to make the reservations. The man admitted he did and relinquished the iPad, the sheriff’s report said. By then, an Orange County Sheriff’s deputy arrived at the scene.
The man refused to answer more questions and insisted he did not know the iPad was stolen. He said that someone from “a company” gave it to him.
The investigator confirmed the $400 iPad was, in fact, Disney property taken without permission. However, it is still unclear which department the iPad belonged to or how the device went unnoticed for so long. The iPad was not marked as stolen.