Cinderella’s Wishing Well Coins Make Wishes Come True for Florida Children


For years, Cinderella’s Wishing Well at the Magic Kingdom park at the Walt Disney World Resort has been the “launching pad” for millions of wishes. It recently became the place where one of those wishes came true.

Walt Disney World Resort donated $15,000 to the Foundation for Foster Children after gathering up the coins tossed by hopeful guests. This non-profit organization helps make wishes come true for children living with foster families such as attending summer camps, art classes, social activities, tutoring and even receiving cakes for 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.”

There is a plaque in front of Cinderella’s Wishing Well to remind guests that their wishes will help the dreams of other children come true.

“Each coin is a symbol of hope and dreams,” said Nancy Gidusko, director of community relations at Walt Disney World Resort. “This donation will help foster families make wishes come true for children living under their care.”

Walt Disney World has donated the money from the wishing wells, fountains and water-based attractions to children’s charities for more than 30 years. This year, Walt Disney World Resort Cast Members voted for the Foundation for Foster Children to receive the donation.

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4 thoughts on “Cinderella’s Wishing Well Coins Make Wishes Come True for Florida Children

  1. What a wonderful thing! I always liked it for a picture spot, but this is an even better reason to stop by 🙂

  2. We always wondered where all of that money from its a small world went! That’s so awesome!

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