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If you’ve ever visited one of the Disney resorts, you’ve probably wondered about the secondary lines that exist. You recognize the “Fast Pass” system that is in place, but that couldn’t be the end of it. There are too many people wandering past you. Are they all celebrities? Come to California. You’ll see your share of those if you look hard enough.

No, there’s something else. Tara Palmeri of The New York Post reveals a secondary market, a mini-industry in and of itself that gets you past the long lines in the sweltering sun.

The amusement park line always seemed to be the great equalizer in society. You see 60 or 90-minute waits for a two-minute thrill ride and everybody sweating and griping for the love of their giddy child.

Alas, it’s been a mirage.