It”s bigger than the Super Bowl … so it makes total sense that the 13-year-old winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee plans to celebrate his victory by going to Disney World.
Arvind Mahankali won the competition last night on live TV — correctly spelling the word “knaidel” (look it up) — and his father tells our sources, Disney World was Arvind”s one request after he was crowned champion.
Arvind”s dad says the family is planning to go during the summer — and Arvind says he desperately wants a photo with Mickey Mouse.
Arvind tells us, “[Mickey is] really the only Disney character I know of.” (Seriously, the kid can spell “knaidel” … but he can”t remember Goofy)
As for the people saying Arvind didn”t look too excited when he won — Arvind tells us, he WAS excited … it just took him a while for the reality to set in.
And the $30,000 prize Arvind”s dad says it”s going straight into his college fund … Harvard or MIT, naturally.