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    Disneyland Wishing Well

    I know that the money goes to "help children everywhere", but does anyone know exactly what non-profit agency receives the wishing well money?
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    Re: Disneyland Wishing Well

    To a charity called Disney Hand
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    Re: Disneyland Wishing Well

    And this is a policy that dates back to Walt's time.

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    Re: Disneyland Wishing Well

    Quote Originally Posted by larasound View Post
    I know that the money goes to "help children everywhere", but does anyone know exactly what non-profit agency receives the wishing well money?
    Children can collect their share at front gate. Ask a Cast Member for details!

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    Re: Disneyland Wishing Well

    Okay, I'll tell my magic story again.
    I give out magic wishing pennies. I have done so for years. I usually give them to children, but there are always adults who need a wish. Years ago, I was standing by Snow White's wishing well. I had given pennies to several children. Then I noticed a couple, standing slightly apart. For some reason, I walked up to them and said that they looked as if they could use wishes and gave them pennies. I then forgot about it. About 18 months later, I'm once again standing by the Well when this man ran up to me and asked me my name. When I said 'Lynn', he looked to his wife and said, "we got it right" and introduced me to their daughter, Theresa Lynn.
    It turns out that when I had last seen them they had just been told that it was unlikely that they would be able to have a child biologically their own. They came to spend a weekend at their favorite place before they began to think of their alternatives.
    They got pregnant that weekend.
    I've seen them and their lovely daughter several times.
    So I beleive the Wells are Magic and that they help children everywhere, just like it says.

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    Re: Disneyland Wishing Well

    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn, Renaissance Woman View Post
    Okay, I'll tell my magic story again.
    I give out magic wishing pennies. I have done so for years. I usually give them to children, but there are always adults who need a wish. Years ago, I was standing by Snow White's wishing well. I had given pennies to several children. Then I noticed a couple, standing slightly apart. For some reason, I walked up to them and said that they looked as if they could use wishes and gave them pennies. I then forgot about it. About 18 months later, I'm once again standing by the Well when this man ran up to me and asked me my name. When I said 'Lynn', he looked to his wife and said, "we got it right" and introduced me to their daughter, Theresa Lynn.
    It turns out that when I had last seen them they had just been told that it was unlikely that they would be able to have a child biologically their own. They came to spend a weekend at their favorite place before they began to think of their alternatives.
    They got pregnant that weekend.
    I've seen them and their lovely daughter several times.
    So I beleive the Wells are Magic and that they help children everywhere, just like it says.
    nice story.

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    Re: Disneyland Wishing Well

    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn, Renaissance Woman View Post
    Okay, I'll tell my magic story again.
    I give out magic wishing pennies. I have done so for years. I usually give them to children, but there are always adults who need a wish. Years ago, I was standing by Snow White's wishing well. I had given pennies to several children. Then I noticed a couple, standing slightly apart. For some reason, I walked up to them and said that they looked as if they could use wishes and gave them pennies. I then forgot about it. About 18 months later, I'm once again standing by the Well when this man ran up to me and asked me my name. When I said 'Lynn', he looked to his wife and said, "we got it right" and introduced me to their daughter, Theresa Lynn.
    It turns out that when I had last seen them they had just been told that it was unlikely that they would be able to have a child biologically their own. They came to spend a weekend at their favorite place before they began to think of their alternatives.
    They got pregnant that weekend.
    I've seen them and their lovely daughter several times.
    So I beleive the Wells are Magic and that they help children everywhere, just like it says.
    That is such a nice, heart warming story!!! You must be honored to have them remember you and naminging their daughter after you!!

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    Re: Disneyland Wishing Well

    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn, Renaissance Woman View Post
    Okay, I'll tell my magic story again.
    I give out magic wishing pennies. I have done so for years. I usually give them to children, but there are always adults who need a wish. Years ago, I was standing by Snow White's wishing well. I had given pennies to several children. Then I noticed a couple, standing slightly apart. For some reason, I walked up to them and said that they looked as if they could use wishes and gave them pennies. I then forgot about it. About 18 months later, I'm once again standing by the Well when this man ran up to me and asked me my name. When I said 'Lynn', he looked to his wife and said, "we got it right" and introduced me to their daughter, Theresa Lynn.
    It turns out that when I had last seen them they had just been told that it was unlikely that they would be able to have a child biologically their own. They came to spend a weekend at their favorite place before they began to think of their alternatives.
    They got pregnant that weekend.
    I've seen them and their lovely daughter several times.
    So I beleive the Wells are Magic and that they help children everywhere, just like it says.
    Awesome Story!

    Glad you repeated it.

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    Re: Disneyland Wishing Well

    Very heartwarming story. Good job.

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    Re: Disneyland Wishing Well

    Just FYI...here's some background on the Well and Grotto:

    Opus Archives: Snow White Grotto


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    Re: Disneyland Wishing Well

    Quote Originally Posted by BoogaFrito View Post
    Children can collect their share at front gate. Ask a Cast Member for details!

    LOL! I'm still laughing at this

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    Re: Disneyland Wishing Well

    I believe some of the fountains (I've only seen them in DCA) have a plaque that states which charity your change goes to.
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    Re: Disneyland Wishing Well

    what a cute heartwarming story. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Disneyland Wishing Well

    Quote Originally Posted by BoogaFrito View Post
    Children can collect their share at front gate. Ask a Cast Member for details!

    any age limits?


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    Re: Disneyland Wishing Well

    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn, Renaissance Woman View Post
    . They came to spend a weekend at their favorite place before they began to think of their alternatives.
    They got pregnant that weekend.
    Gives new meaning to the term, "The Happiest Place On Earth."

    This is a very nice story. I am sure that act of kindness had a lot to do with it!

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