The Cinderella Fountain in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom has been drained and roped off, likely for refurbishment.
Cinderella Fountain in Fantasyland
The fountain is right behind Cinderella Castle, next to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and the Stepsisters meet-and-greet space.
The fountain is both beautiful and functional — there are built-in water fountains on the short columns. The flat edges can also be used as a bench.
A statue of Cinderella and some of her animal friends is in the center of the fountain. Behind her is a pink mural with a teal and gold crest. There are only four stanchions and ropes around it, so guests can still enjoy the view of the fountain, but can’t use the water fountains.
The plaque on the stone wall at the front just reads “Cinderella Fountain.”
The fountain has been drained and roped off since at least Monday, June 19. It’s likely for general maintenance and to remove coins from the fountain.
Coins from fountains and waterways throughout Walt Disney World are collected periodically and donated to Make-A-Wish and their Give Kids The World Village. As of May 2022, Disney had donated $30,000 to Make-A-Wish from Walt Disney World fountains and waterways alone.
Disney has also supported Make-A-Wish and the Give Kids The World Village with larger donations, grants, and wish trips over the years. Give Kids The World Village was established in 1986 as a place for wish kids and their families to stay and play when visiting Walt Disney World Resort and other Orlando destinations. Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro is on the national board of directors for Make-A-Wish America.