An encounter between a father and a Disney World employee last week has gone viral after the “Happiest Place On Earth” denied the man’s 7-year-old autistic daughter entry to the park because she medically cannot wear a face mask.
The father, Richard Ross of Pennsylvania, spent two years planning a vacation to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Florida.
The family went home halfway through their pre-paid 8-day trip after their daughter was discriminated against for her diagnosed sensory processing disorder.
Since the park is located in Orange County, Florida, the family thought the girl would be exempt from wearing a mask as stated by the county’s medical exemptions.
However, when the family arrived, a park worker wouldn’t allow them to enter and admitted the Magic Kingdom was refusing to follow the Americans with Disabilities Act laws.