Jun. 18th, 2012

redaxe: (Wow!)
There are lots of days when I'm cynical, believing mostly the worst of my fellow humans. Then a story like this one comes along, to make me believe again, and to justify my investment in tissues in large boxes.

Summary: Walt Disney World was planning a renovation of the Magic Kingdom that would entail closing the ride Snow White's Scary Adventures. This ride was the favorite of 18-year-old autistic Ben. He'd ridden it over 3,400 times, and his family had moved from Seattle to Florida so he could be close to it. This is the story of Ben, his family, Snow White, the crew and cast of the ride, the patrons of the ride, and some of its other big name fans on its very last day and night. It was all more or less unofficial, but I can't think of how official cooperation could have improved things. (This reminds of of the Make A Wish Foundation's efforts. If they were this successful every time, they'd be beyond even the legend they already are in some quarters.)

In any event, read it for yourself. Just make sure you have the tissues handy.

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