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.
Reach reporter Eli Rosenberg at erosenberg
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