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Seeing Disney on Ice is great to see, but these kids got to truly feel it!

Blind and sight-impaired students from a pre-school class at the Helen Keller Services for the Blind got a front row seats for a special viewing of the Barclay Center’s Disney On Ice show, where they got to interact with the characters.

“It was so wonderful,” said Antoinette Richards, a pre-school social worker at the school. “The kids felt like they had a private show.”

Disney legends, like Sebastian from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin from the eponymous film, and Timon from The Lion King were on hand for a meet-and-greet, but the real hits were Disney’s all-time classic couple, Mickey and Minnie.

“Number one was Mickey and Minnie,” said Richards. “The kids were really excited by them, and were talking about it.”

Kids from the state-funded school in Downtown received a special treat not available to ever Disney On Ice visitor — they were able to touch the characters and costumes, and get a feel of the icy surface they skate on at the Barclays Center. “We do a lot of community outings because we want our children to experience stuff like this,” said Richards.

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Reasonable discourse

Cynthia from Clinton hill says:
That's great, I wonder if next year they can accommodate autistic children too. I saw the show with my daughter who suffers from it, she loved it
Jan. 28, 2013, 4:07 am
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
They can probably show how much the city has been Disneyfied if you know what I mean.
Jan. 28, 2013, 12:08 pm
ty from pps says:
Hey Tal.... You live in PLEASANTVILLE, NY. Give me a break. Now you're going to jump on the "Old Time Brooklyn" bandwagon?

You do know that Disney on Ice has been coming to NYC since the beginning of time, right? Not exactly a new thing.
Jan. 28, 2013, 2:19 pm
Tal Barzilai from Pleasantville, NY says:
Speaking of Ratner, I just heard that he got a tax break for his arena over on the Daily News all thanks to friends in high places.
Jan. 28, 2013, 5:29 pm

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