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Unforgettable Happens Here: Experiencing Disney Parks With The Mansfields

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Every family that steps through the magical gates of a Disney Park is unique and special in their own way. Our Yellow Shoes Creative Group recently followed three families who hold Disney vacations close to their hearts for very different reasons, and their stories are simply amazing.

The first of three videos we have to share with you tells the story of the Mansfields, a family that consists of multiple Deaf family members. Watch Shaylee’s priceless reaction when she meets Tinker Bell for the first time and realizes that Tink can sign in American Sign Language.

I don’t tear up at videos often, but this one got me just a few seconds in.


  • What a beautiful video!! Thank you Disney Parks Blog for posting this. This is why, after all these years (more than half a century as a die-hard fan), Disney still means Magic to me.

  • What Happened???? I’m catching up on some back-reading of Disney Parks Blog… went to watch the video and it goes black and says “this video is private.” With the great comments, I wanted to share in the magic. Please fix this or explain?

  • Truly magical! I have tears in my eyes and a huge smile on my face as I write!

  • I have always loved Disney, but have fallen in love with it as I have taken my kids the last few years. And this is why…how beautiful to make a point to talk to this little girl in her language.

  • My family and I will be at Disney World in 2 weeks, it will be the first trip for our children. I cried the first time I saw this; her eyes truly lit up when she saw Tinkerbell sign. ❤️ As a parent to a deaf child, this makes me unbelievably happy that there is so much care for the deaf and hard of hearing community. I can only hope that our trip is just as magical as this.

  • I was right there with you Jennifer – such a heartwarming video and a true testament to the Magic of Disney!

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