This photo was taken at a show called "Phantasmic" or maybe it is "Fantasmic"; anyway, it takes place at MGM and is a really entertaining show with something for every age. There is a mountainous area with a stage in front, and they have a running theme with Pocahontas and John Smith, Mickey Mouse and a lot of the other characters all mixed in together, plus a dragon.
At the end, there are fireworks and a water show like the one at Bellagio in Vegas, although not as large.
During the last day we were there, we rented a motorized cart so I wouldn't have to walk as much as I did on the first day (9am to 6pm). Any person in a wheel chair or motorized cart gets seated first at most shows, and all the people in your party are seated with you as well. There are definite perks to that! At this show, we were seated at the top rear of the amphitheatre. Right next to me there was a boy of around 12 in a wheel chair, accompanied by his parents. The boy obviously had cerebral palsy, or something similar. He could barely do more than smile and drool, and I watched his father wipe his chin so sweetly and smile back. He would prompt the boy to look at something on the stage, all with the most obvious love and devotion. Most people would say that the boy was very unlucky to have that affliction, but I saw something different. I saw the level of love that the father had for the boy, and how much he wanted the boy to see and enjoy the show. I thought to myself how very lucky the boy was to have his dad and how lucky they were to have each other. I believe that when a child is born handicapped (or I think it is
now called "differently-abled") that there are karmic lessons to be learned by the family and that this child and his presence within the family affords them the opportunities to learn the lessons they need. It appeared to me that they have all done well. I learned a lesson too, that day.