Ariel has cerebral palsy, ADHD, asthma, epilepsy, developmental delays. This dream helped Ariel to overcome some of her fears, go on rides alone, and was not frightened by the characters. She even enjoyed taking pictures with the characters (especially Goofy) and holding their hands.
This dream improved her level of happiness and gave her a chance to just be a child… no physical therapy, doctors, needles, nurses, speech, etc. Ariel was able to just be a little girl.