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Cinderella’s Hidden Gems at Magic Kingdom

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Cinderella Castle is the iconic image associated with the Magic Kingdom. There are a few hidden gems of this beloved princess found in Fantasyland. Do you know how you may be able to ride Cinderella’s horse, make a wish in her wishing well, and see her crowned as a true princess? Continue reading to learn more.

1. Cinderella’s Wishing Well

In Disneyland, Snow White’s wishing well was placed alongside Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. Walt Disney World wished to have both the wishing well and the castle to complement one another. This wishing well is located to the right of the castle on the Tomorrowland side entrance.

This is a quiet location to enjoy the beauty of Cinderella’s castle. This area is rarely crowded and even offers benches to enjoy the beauty of the area. At certain times throughout the day, PhotoPass photographers will be at this location for pictures.

While at the wishing well, toss in a coin and believe that all of your wishes may come true. The beauty of this wishing well is that all of the money cast in will be donated to children’s charities. Not only will you cast a wish, but you will be helping to grant a wish for someone else.

A visit to Cinderella’s wishing well during our anniversary trip

2. Ride Cinderella’s Horse

After visiting Cinderella’s Wishing Well, head over to Prince Charming’s Regal Carousel. Guests may notice that all of the horses on this carousel are painted white. This was planned because most heroes come riding in on a white horse. The vision for this carousel is for each guest to feel as though they are the hero in their story.

If you pay careful attention, you will notice that one of the horses has a gold ribbon painted around its tail. This single horse has been designated as Cinderella’s horse. Be on the lookout for this horse during your next visit.

Cinderella’s horse: the only horse with a golden ribbon around its tail

3. Cinderella’s Drinking Fountain

Located near the Castle you will find a lovely statue of Cinderella. A dual drinking fountain is located in front of the statue. What is so interesting about this statue is the mural that it is painted behind it. Depending on your height will determine how you see this statue and mural. For adults, when you first see this it will appear that Cinderella is standing with the crown slightly above her head.

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Cinderella as seen at adult eye level with the crown slightly above her head

The beauty of this mural comes when you take a drink at the fountain, or if you are at a child’s level. When a young child looks, it appears that the crown is resting on Cinderella’s head.

Bending down to drink from the water fountain, it appears that Cinderella is being crowned.

Have you and your family visited any of the hidden gems of Cinderella? Do you have any other hidden gems from the Magic Kingdom? Share your tips and pictures on our facebook page. You can also continue the discussion in our Ktp Crew planning group!


2 COMMENTS

  1. Thats wonderful, and so well thought out. I have been there over 100 times. I never saw the crown till just now in your picture. Thank you so much

    • Thank you so very much for your kind response. I hope you have many more magical trips to the Magic Kingdom to discover more hidden gems.

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