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New Book: 3,500 – An Autistic Boy’s Ten-Year Romance With Snow White

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An Autistic Boy's Ten-Year Romance with Snow White Unofficial Guide readers will recall the review of Snow White’s Scary Adventures, where we mentioned Ben, an autistic boy whose love of the attraction led him to ride thousands of times. Equally amazing were Ben’s parents, who not only had unlimited patience and love for Ben, but unlimited tolerance for Snow White. Ben’s dad, Ron Miles, said that they coped by re-imagining Disney’s rides with different effects. Their idea for a Stitch-based Tiki room is still the best I’ve heard for that attraction.

Ben’s story is now out in book form. 3500: An Autistic Boy’s Ten-Year Romance with Snow White, written by Ron, tells the story of raising a child with autism, finding Walt Disney World, and the amazing Cast Members who helped make Ben’s childhood a little bit better. It’s funny. It’s emotional. It reminds you that there are patient, good people all around the world (especially The World). Mostly, it reminded me of how lucky I am as a parent. Worth the price of the book alone is the story of Ben getting to be the last person ever to ride Snow White’s Scary Adventures, before it closed for the Fantasyland expansion. Get it today.


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Len Testa

Len Testa is the co-author of the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, and has contributed to the Disneyland and Las Vegas Unofficial Guides. Most of his time is spent trying to keep up with the team. Len's email address is len@touringplans.com. You can also follow him on Twitter: @lentesta.

13 thoughts on “New Book: 3,500 – An Autistic Boy’s Ten-Year Romance With Snow White

  • Have just finished reading the book and loved it. It truly defines the Disney magic, Walt would have been proud of those CMs that made it so memorable for Ben and his family.

  • Book is great! Thank you for writing it. It is available in the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library.

  • I too, remember the blog. I’m heading over to Amazon right now to purchase the Kindle version. I anticipate needing a box of tissues.

  • I remember the blog about this well – very emotional and a great reminder of why we love Disney World. I’ll have to get this book.

  • Thank you for posting this! My son has autism and he, too, has a special relationship with Walt Disney World. I definitely want to read Ben’s story!

  • will it be published in nook or kindle formats?

  • The book is available on Amazon.com (search for ‘3500 autism’ and it will come right up) in both print and Kindle editions. You can also order a signed copy direct from my website at http://Shmoolok.com/book

  • Where can it be purchased?

    • I just fixed the link in the blog post. It should take you to an Amazon.com page where you can purchase the book. Sorry about that error!

      • Thanks so much!

      • Ah, sorry about that. I was trying to get the post out before driving to Orlando. 🙂

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