SO we went to a theme park after my second dd's Stanford OGTT appt. OUR VERY LAST RIDE of the night, we were waiting for the front seat of a ride when a "lady and 5 kids" decided to cut in front of us without a word to me or mine. We were closest to the ride operator since we were waiting for the first car of the roller coaster, and she just put her arm infront of us and get in line, WHILE getting the attention of the ride operator. When she got thier attention, she stated that her son had autisim and had a special needs pass and that 2 rides had gone by since they had got into line at the "exit" and that she did not think that he could wait any longer before he he would throw a tantrum. (her son and the 4 other kids were not complaining or throwing a fit by any means) Now her son, is not only in front of me and my kid but infront of the 2 younge girls by themselves that were in front of us! The mom says nothing to her son! and letts him be where is is now at, just telling him that he will have to wait 2 more rides until "they" get him on the ride with everyone else. The operators appologizes and asks if it is just her and her son, and she says no, the 2 of them and 4 other children. Once my brother that is waiting with us hears this he says, "your not really going to do this", he meant cut infront of us without a word? she turns and starts to explain that her son has Autism and that she does not think tht he can wait any longer without a tantrum and starts to cry. With her crying her son starts to cry, not a tantrum just softly crying. She decides to leave with all of her "kids", and we get the very last ride of the night. WHEN, we exit the ride she is sitting with everyone and speaks loudly at us as we exit that we "should have some compassion". I decide to walk over to her and have a convo, even thow my brother and husband say I should let it go. I say to her that my brother only meant to say that she should show common curtiousy and ask for permission to step infront of us and talk to the ride operator. She tells me that, her kid has Autisim and that he can not stand in line. I tell her that that is fine, if she thinks that she needs to have accomodations at the park that that is between her and the park. That she needed to deal with the park employees about the whole tihng and not just rudely step infront of my kiddo that has been waiting for the front seat. The common, excuse me please but I need to speak to the operator would have been nice. She is still mad, and my bro and hubby are telling me to lt it go. She is sitting there with all 5 kids, all being perfect little people, all by herself. I tell her that I understand, I have a dd with Type 1 Diabetes and point to her. That if she thinks that her sons needs these special privaledges that is fine by me, but that, the whole issue would have been avoided if she would have shown some common sence and asked if she could step infront of us and talk to the operator of the ride. She then says that she wishes we would have some empathy, I look her straight in the eye and say I DO have empathy for you, yet I do not have Sympahty, and I walk away. I sounded mean, I admit, but really if you think you need a "pass" for a kiddo you need to know how to go about using the accomodation to not involve in your personal drama with the general public that might have a veiw that you might not agree with. I know that this issue comes up from time to time on this site and all I have to say is that; IF you beleive that you kiddo that you are with need to not wait in line, that you do not personally cut in front of someone else. That you be assertive and make sure that you are not forgotten while waiting at the "exit". In today's theme parks we are very versed in people using a "fast pass" to not wait in line. I have no idea whether that person paid for the privledge or whether it was an accomodation, nor should I know, just don't expect me or anyone else to de fine an dandy with your rudeness.