PHOTOS: Cinderella Fountain Flowing Once Again After Refurbishment at Magic Kingdom

Kyle Silagyi

PHOTOS: Cinderella Fountain Flowing Once Again After Refurbishment at Magic Kingdom

Kyle Silagyi

PHOTOS: Cinderella Fountain Flowing Once Again After Refurbishment at Magic Kingdom

Cinderella Fountain in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom has been filled and is again pumping water, concluding a summer’s worth of work that saw the once-aged fountain repaired and repainted.

Cinderella Fountain Pumping Water in Fantasyland

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The pool at the base of the fountain is again filled with water, marking the first time that water has been (intentionally) present in the statue since mid-June (it was filled with rainwater numerous times throughout the summer). The fountain’s pumps are again functional, as water is flowing through the fountain’s central structure and cascading over the sides.

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The fountain, which is located behind Cinderella Castle next to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, was roped off on June 19 after being unexpectedly drained. The ropes were removed within a few days, but no visible work had been done to the fountain; grime and cracks still covered the floor of the pool, indicating its age. Below is an image from early September.

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Cinderella Fountain remained unaltered and non-functional for much of the summer. Signs of progress were first noticed in mid-September when the bottom of the pool was repaired and smoothed. The interior of the pool was painted teal a few days later, setting the stage for the ultimate return of flowing water.

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Pumping water finally returned to the fountain on September 29. Guests are already taking advantage of its return, as we noticed a few coins at the base of the pool.

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.

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