I guess 'W' is correct and our economy is better than ever (COUGH, COUGH, CHOKE) because people seem to love to throw money all around at WDW and not just in fountains.
It's the herd mentality, no doubt. But boy I find it annoying as hell. And please don't say it's because all the bumpkin visitors know Disney donates (allegedly) all the money to charity.
Standing in line the other day for Everest, I couldn't help but watch as folks emptied their pockets (and we aren't talking pennies or nickels anymore ... most people toss quarters now) and threw money into the courtyard area. Perhaps, they were just making an offering for the Yeti.
But what annoyed me even more was going to Boma for dinner (no, I'm not going to complain about all the simpletons who pay $25.99 to eat chicken fingers, mac n' cheese and fries off the kiddie buffet). Outside the restaurant they have a fountain and the pastry chefs have created an amazing confectionary version of the AKL. There's a sign asking people to NOT throw money at it as it's fragile. Forgettaboutit. People were making a game out of trying to destroy the thing by throwing and giving their brats change to try and take out an elephant or column or part of the roof.
Again, I guess it's just me not being a people person because I thought they should have been sternly told not to do so, but the CMs were way too busy (and disinclined and they'd probably lose a job).
Like I said, herd mentality ...