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Final performance of Wishes fireworks at the Magic Kingdom is tomorrow night

There are just two nights left of the Magic Kingdom’s second-ever nightly fireworks spectacular – Wishes. Just two more chances for wishes and dreams to come true as Jiminy Cricket narrates the music from Disney’s classic animated movies. Wishes debuted as “Wishes: A Magical Gathering… Read More »Final performance of Wishes fireworks at the Magic Kingdom is tomorrow night

What happens to all those coins you toss in fountains at Disney?

With “it’s a small world” down for an extended refurbishment, Disneyland Paris has an opportunity to collect all the coins that were ritually thrown in the water ways and fountains by guests. Last Monday Cast Members and Disney VoluntEARS were fitted with boots, shovels, brooms… Read More »What happens to all those coins you toss in fountains at Disney?

How your ‘wishes’ become dreams come true for children

Ever wonder where the coins you toss into Disney World’s many fountains and wishing wells end up? They become donations to Central Florida nonprofit organizations that help children in need. A few of the fountains are dedicated to a specific organization, Give Kids The World,… Read More »How your ‘wishes’ become dreams come true for children

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