The Magic Castle Inn and Suites provides shelter for the state’s hidden homeless on the pathway to Disney World, a life bought into focus in a new film, The Florida Project

These days, Tommy Delgado barely notices the helicopter flights full of affluent tourists coming and going just across the street from the Magic Castle Inn and Suites. After living in the same poky hotel room for five years, and now sharing it with his fiance, their 19-month-old son, two dogs and a cat, he has become immune to the existence of the helipad and the windows rattling from every lift-off of another aerial tour of Disney World’s theme parks, a few miles to the west.

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