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Mickey Mouse Would Be So Proud



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    A Colleyville fourth-grader went to one of the most visited places in the world and caught something which the ride's designers, park executives and millions of visitors had overlooked for years.

    Ten-year-old Hannah Estes spotted an error on a park sign as she waited in line for the Primeval Whirl ride at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando.

    "And I just happened to see this big sign, and I saw that it said 'one seconds,'" she said. “And I said, 'Hey, that isn't right.'”

    Hannah said she pays very close attention to her language arts teacher at Bransford Elementary School, Ronda Bennett.

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    "Beause I learned in Ms. Bennett's class that a singular number can't be with a plural word,” said Hannah. “So that's what it was, and it wasn't right."

    Her mother, Terri Estes, said the mistake made her daughter giggle.

    “Immediately it clicked -- 'You’re right,'" said Estes. “So she had her little pink princess camera, and she took a picture of it."

    Hannah mailed the picture to Disney, and someone from the company wrote back, saying it was a mistake that will be corrected soon.

    Bennett said she is proud of her student.

    "Hannah is a brilliant writer, so it doesn't surprise me she has very sharp proofreading skills, and she has practiced those all throughout the year," she said.

    Disney sent Hannah a package with a certificate, an “Imagineering” pin and a book -- but no free tickets.