FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) - A group of Miami Valley students had a very unique experience Thursday while attending a showing of Disney on Ice at the Nutter Center.
The students are hearing impaired.
"We are actually really fortunate to have an event for the hearing impaired and it's a really fun event to be able to reach out to the community," said Matthew McLean, Disney on Ice.
More than two dozens children from the Deaf Community Resource Center met Mickey, Minnie and the gang.
"We showed them parts of the costumes we had in the show and part of the Moulin production, the band, the green army section, and we also showed props we use from our genie section."
The specially tailored performance helped bring the show to life in a whole new way for the kids.
"Balloons were given to the children. That's great because when the music comes on they can't hear the music, but being able to hold the balloons, they get a sense of the vibration with the rhythm and some of them were able to keep the beat once they felt that vibration, it was able to give them the feeling of feeling the music instead of hearing it," said Michelle Anthony, Deaf Community Resource Center along with Barbara Dunaway, interpreter.
It's an experience the children won't soon forget.
"I've noticed that I was able to sit behind them, they were so excited, big grins came over there faces and they saw Mickey and Goofy and Donald, they were thrilled."
Disney On Ice will be at the Nutter Center through Sunday.
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