Maagic Ride: Kids Take Off on Dream Trip to Disney World

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DFW Airport--It's been a crazy few weeks for R.J.

Not long ago, the four-year-old made his regular stop at QuikTrip with his dad.

But this time, he got the star treatment when he walked in the door. He got his favorite meal: a hot dog.

He even got to wear his own QuikTrip apron!

So why all the attention? Well, R.J. is a leukemia patient, and the Make-a-Wish Foundation found a fun way to reveal an even bigger surprise for him.

The TV screens said it all. He's going to Disney World!

"It means a lot to us," said Reginald Ross, RJ's dad. "It shows us there are people who actually care about what he's been through, what he's gone through."

Fast forward 25 days. It's RJ's fifth birthday!

He's getting another big welcome, this time at DFW Airport, thanks to American Airlines volunteers with the Something Maagic Foundation.

Yeah, it's the day of RJ's big trip to Disney World. And he's not alone.

Meet David. He's got a rare condition that's caused him to have 30,000 seizures during his 11 years of life. He's headed to Disney World, too.

"I think a lot of times people don't realize how big of a deal this is," said Colleen Lockwood, David's mother. "For someone to have nominated our family and to want to do this for us and it for it to actually be happening, it's very overwhelming."

In all, 31 kids and their families from around the world are making this amazing journey.

Hey, if they're having this much fun in the airport, just imagine how much fun they'll have in the Magic Kingdom.