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Where Do The Wishing Well Coins Go At Disney World

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If you ever made a wish and tossed a few coins into one of Walt Disney World’s fountains or wishing wells, you may have seen the signage stating that your donation was doing to ‘Disney Hand’ and would be earmarked to help children everywhere. Have you ever wondered what type of wishes those donations are making come true? Cinderella’s Wishing Well at Magic Kingdom is one of those designated locations and has been host to millions of wishes being made. Today, it was the place where one of those wishes came true.

Gathering up the small coins and pennies tossed by hopeful guests, Walt Disney World Resort donated $15,000 to the Foundation for Foster Children. The non-profit organization helps children living with foster families realize some of their own wishes such as access to summer camps, art classes, social activities, tutoring and even cakes on special occasions.

“One of our goals is to increase public awareness and support for more than 1,400 foster children who live in Central Florida,” said Betsey Bell, executive director of the Foundation for Foster Children. “This donation enables us to give these kids new opportunities and experiences that will help them succeed and become contributing members of our community.” Read More »Where Do The Wishing Well Coins Go At Disney World

New Castle Projection Show “Celebrate The Magic” Coming Soon

The digitally mapped projection show “The Magic, The Memories, and You!” has made Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom and “it’s a small world” facade at Disneyland the center of night time attraction with its fun traipse through Disney’s hit films. But all good things… Read More »New Castle Projection Show “Celebrate The Magic” Coming Soon

Kelly Clarkson visits Walt Disney World

Singing sensation Kelly Clarkson was spotted at Walt Disney World having fun with friends and family. While there she took the time to post with a pair Disney characters who are also familiar with transformation — Beauty and the Beast. Clarkson was in town to… Read More »Kelly Clarkson visits Walt Disney World

Expressions – A Day at the Magic Kingdom

With this latest video I’m continuing my Expressions series. This series is about capturing the details of the parks that help make the magic and provide memories of a lifetime. If you can’t be at the parks today, perhaps watching an Expressions video will at… Read More »Expressions – A Day at the Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom Turns 40 and Life Goes On


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The 40th Anniversary of Walt Disney World and the Magic Kingdom was punctuated by big moments at the start and end of the day with long lines for everything in between. Since Disney has chosen to ignore the anniversary in favor of a more bland promotional strategy, my expectations for the October 1st activities were quite low. Indeed, up to 3 days before the event I was told there wouldn’t even be a press event. But at the last minute, things came together and it was actually a decent show.


The morning started early for guests looking to line up for merchandise. Which had its own transportation challenges since there is no transport from the TTC at 6AM. If you entered early enough in the day you got a special map like the above and a 40th anniversary button. Both very nice. Both were essentially gone by 3pm. (click to embiggen)

Video highlights of the morning and more photos below the jump:

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