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Magic Kingdom Hidden Gem: The Wishing Well

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Did you know that there’s a wishing well at the Magic Kingdom? You may have walked by it dozens of times and never noticed.

The wishing well is located on the path between the Merida meet and greet and the castle.

The detailed design is lovely, from the Cinderella typography at the top and cheerful birds in the center, to the sneaky mice at the bottom.

As charming as the well is to look at, to me the best part is that the well does actually make some wishes come true. A plaque at the base of the well states, “Your wishes will help the Dreams of Children come true.” Any coins tossed into the well will be donated to childrens charities in the Orlando area, such as Give Kids the World, an organization that has helped thousands of children with critical illnesses make “Wish” trips to Disney World.

There are benches alongside the well, which make it a relaxing and scenic spot to rest for a few moments. I also think the wishing well area is among the most romantic spots at Disney World for a marriage proposal. Sigh.

Have you stopped by the wishing well? Have you tossed some coins in? Let us know in the comments.

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Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now PlanDisney), a regular contributor to TouringPlans.com, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater.

9 thoughts on “Magic Kingdom Hidden Gem: The Wishing Well

  • My brother and sister-in-law got married there a few weeks ago. Our dad is a pastor, so he did a little ceremony there after the fireworks! No one was around – it was really beautiful!

  • Ive always wished by final bill will be smaller but it always ends up being more

  • I and my girls and soon to be husband through coin’s and made some big wishes I pray that it will come true before my soon to be husband leaves me and our 2granddaughters who we have custody of they are 9&2 we’re still waiting for our wish to come true we’re not giving up on our wish we keep on wishing and praying

  • I plan on proposing to my girlfriend here in October for her very first trip to WDW!

    • Awww. So perfect!

  • I have the best pic of my girls at that well!

  • Yes I know about the wishing well!! I stop their every time I go to Magic Kingdom!! Throw my coins and keep hoping my dreams will come true!!

  • I most certainly did throw some coins in and wished for….well, that would be telling!


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