When guests visit the Universal Orlando Resort, they can spend their money on a variety of things, such as: including charity!
Whenever guests visit Disney World or Universal Orlando Resort, they may find that many coins have been tossed into all waters. The idea of tossing a coin in the water and making a wish has been a trend for ages, and when diners are doing that trend at theme parks, the money can really add up.
In addition to several lagoons and fountains surrounding Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, the Universal Orlando Resort also has many waterways where coins are thrown in. If you’ve always wanted to know where the money goes, it’s not going back into Universal’s pockets, it’s about giving the world to kids!
When we at Universal noticed that the Seuss Landing fountain announced that all of the money thrown into Universal’s waters will be donated to Give Kids the World. Although the plaque may need a bit of tweaking, we can see that it has a note “All proceeds for the good of the children of the world”.
Below is one of the many fountains at Universal littered with coins donated to Give Kids the World.
Give Kids the World is an Orlando-based charity that brings sick children and their families the ultimate vacation by providing them with accommodation in their quirky village that allows them to enjoy all of the local theme parks. Her website describes her as:
Give Kids The World Village, rated four-star by Charity Navigator, is an 89-acre, whimsical, nonprofit resort in Kissimmee, Florida that offers critically ill children and their families from around the world who want a week-long, free dream vacation around central Florida to visit.
A stay in the Village is much more than a vacation. During a transformative week, you want families to laugh, play, and create priceless memories together, away from hospital visits and medical procedures. It’s a magical “YES” week where intended children can experience the simple joys of childhood and families can regain some of the precious moments that may have been missed due to illness.
Since 1986, Give Kids The World Village has welcomed more than 176,000 families from all 50 states and 76 countries. The village is made possible by the support of generous donors and community partners as well as thousands of passionate volunteers who use their time and talent to make wishes come true.
Have you ever tossed a coin in a water area at Universal Orlando Resort or Disney Word?