06/03/2013 01:07 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Amusement Park VIP Perks

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A recent news story about rich people allegedly hiring handicapped tour guides to jump lines at Disney ignited a firestorm of commentary online. One question we as travel experts ask is: Why go to such questionable lengths when almost every amusement park has a VIP offering that gets you line-jumping privileges and plenty of other perks? With help from the folks at IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions), we found great VIP upgrades at all America's favorite parks, available for an upfront fee, and guaranteed not to land you on a front-page expose.

By Lena Katz

Amusement Park VIP Perks