Walt Disney World Wins at Making Magic for One Young Man

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Ben and Snow White (image via shmoolok.com)

I’m not going to say much about this story other than to encourage you to go read all six parts, as blogged by the dad, Ron Miles. I saw it first on Boing Boing, as posted by that Disney-phile Cory Doctorow. This is the kind of story that just needs to be re-told, and enjoyed (but keep the tissues handy). The setup is this: the “Snow White’s Scary Adventure” (aka SWSA) is shutting down after 40-odd years at Walt Disney World (WDW), to make way for new stuff. Ron’s son Ben, who is autistic, found an incredible joy on the ride, to the point that he rode it, quite literally, thousands of times. With the closure of the ride pending, his family decided to help him try to reach a milestone number of rides. And when the staff at WDW got involved on the ride’s last day, Ben’s life became a little bit magical.

Go read:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

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