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Nothing can truly convey the magical feeling of being at the Village or the impact that it has on the many families we welcome each year. However, the images below do offer a glimpse of what makes Give Kids The World Village the place where happiness inspires hope.


Click the icons below to check out pictures and video of some of the Village's iconic venues.

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Entertainment Events

Click the icons below to check out pictures and video of just some of our many nightly entertainment events.


Check out some videos and pictures of some of the Village's iconic venues.

House of Hearts

This is the “heart” of Give Kids The World’s Guest Services, where our wish families check-in and attend orientation.

Castle of Miracles and Enchanted Carousel

The Castle of Miracles is the Village's most iconic venue. Inside you'll find a mysterious forest, a wishing well that burps and moos, Rusty the friendly guard, a magic tree that makes pillows and more. Just outside is the ever-popular, wheelchair-accessible Enchanted Carousel.  What makes the Castle so special are the thousands of stars that fill the ceiling and adjoining Star Tower. Every wish child gets a star to personalize and is helped by Stellar the Star Fairy, who places their stars and invites them back the next day to see them shining above.

Activities for all ages.

Towne Hall

Towne Hall is a 53,000 square-foot, two-story building covered in chocolate kisses, swirly lollipops, and colorful gumdrops. Inside are various dining options at Café Clayton: Nancy’s Kitchen, Mama Merry’s Pizzeria, Katie’s Kitchen, and a salad bar. All dining takes place in the Gingerbread House. When Florida's summer thunderstorms come knocking on our door, The Hoppening Place serves as the perfect gathering area for our nightly entertainment.

Henri's Starlite Scoops Ice Cream Parlor

Henri's Starlite Scoops is the place where the whole family can enjoy ice cream - morning, noon, or night. Some families even have ice cream for breakfast!

Julie's Safari Theatre

This is the place where families can sit back with some popcorn and catch a movie together!

Amberville Train Station

Amberville is an interactive train station that includes a model railroad, a waterway with remote-controlled boats, train memorabilia, an interactive video arcade, billiards and more. Families can take a ride on the wheechair-accessible JJ’s Express, located just outside of Amberville’s back door.

Best for preschoolers and older.

Marc's Dino Putt

Marc’s DinoPutt is a 7-hole miniature golf course filled with friendly dinosaurs, a glow-in-the-dark cave, a water fall and more.

Best for preschool and older.

Matthew's Boundless Playground

This unique playground brings the beloved children's game CANDY LAND to life and offers fun around every corner for children of all ages, regardless of their physical limitations.

Best for toddlers and preschoolers.

Park of Dreams

The Park of Dreams features an interactive water garden and a wheelchair-accessible pool where children of all abilities can experience flowing, jetting and misting water fun. This is home to Serendipity, an 80-foot long ship complete with a stage for many of our nightly entertainment shows. If families are looking for a snack, Noah's Nook offers hotdogs, popcorn, ice cream and more.

Activities for all ages.

JJ's Express Train

Choo choo! All aboard! JJ’s Express is a wheelchair-accessible train that circles the Amberville pond and chugs through a jungle and cave.

Enchanted Carousel

The Enchanted Carousel is always a highlight for families at the Village. They can experience the magical, wheelchair-accessible ride whenever they like!

Lori's Magical Flight

Lori’s Magical Flight is a wheelchair-accessible, butterfly-themed ride designed to accommodate all guests – including those with physical disabilities. It features six, hang-glider style cars that gently fly in a circle. Each is equipped with pedals that riders use to make the cars swoop up and down. Guests unable to pedal can instead use hand cranks.

Best for preschool and older.

Keaton's Korral

Twice a week, Keaton’s Korral transforms from a quiet patch of land into the Village’s very own trail ride. Wish children and their siblings have the chance to saddle up and enjoy a ride upon a mighty pony or trusty steed. After their morning ride, each brave buckaroo receives a bandana.

Best for preschoolers, school-aged kids, and adolescents.

Happy Harbor Fishing Pond

Families get to enjoy a Florida past time together at this unique, sheltered fishing hole. It's even specially adapted with a railing that allows wheelchairs to pull up close and get a firsthand look at all the fishing fun. Check out equipment with the pool attendant or at Noah’s Nook.

The Village Chapel

At our nondenominational chapel, families can fulfill any spiritual needs.

Give Kids The World Store

Give Kids The World Store

Our gift shop offers families and volunteers the chance to take a little bit of the Village home with them. Souvenirs ranging from Village-themed apparel, jewelry, household items and much more. This special memorabilia is also available in the online store.

Mayor Clayton and Ms. Merry's House

The home of our very own Mayor Clayton and his wife, Ms. Merry. Families can walk through the garden and enjoy the peaceful fish pond.

Ol' Elmer

The Village is full of all kinds of fun and magical sounds – laughter, the cheerful song of a bird, friendly hellos, and even the snoring of the Village’s giant, slumbering tree, Ol’ Elmer.

Banyan Park

This 24-villa complex, which opened in November 2016, includes three stories of guest accommodations, a basketball court, and a beautiful mural depicting iconic venues found throughout the Village.

Olivia's Oasis

Located inside Twinkle Hope’s Rockin’ Spa, Olivia’s Oasis is a relaxation spa dedicated exclusively to wish parents, caregivers and adult family members. The spa features seven unique quiet spaces with amenities including hydrotherapy tables; therapy loungers; aromatherapy utilizing soothing essential oils; and more. Reservations can be made by calling Guest Services, and walk-ins are also welcome.

Twinkle Hope's Rockin' Spa

Visit the spa for colorful hairstyles, nail painting, face painting, and temporary glitter tattoos. Twinkle Hope's Rockin' Spa is open by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling GKTW's Guest Services during your wish trip.

Activities for all ages.

Entertainment Events

Check out some pictures and videos of just some of our nightly entertainment events.

World's Largest CANDY LAND Game

The world’s largest CANDY LAND game at Matthew’s Boundless Playground is a sweet treat for the whole family! On Sundays at the CANDY LAND, families enjoy lots of sweets, fun and games with Ms. Merry, Mayor Clayton and Murphy the Gingerbread Man.

Best for toddlers, preschool, and school age kids.

Stellar's Star Show

A Village favorite, kids take the stage on Tuesdays to show off the best talent the Village has to offer at Julie's Safari Theater.

Best for preschoolers and older.

Winter Wonderland

Every Thursday, the Avenue of Angels turns into a Winter Wonderland as Santa arrives from the North Pole for a night of arts and crafts, games and even a little snow.

Best for toddlers, preschool, and school age kids.

Character Tuck-Ins

Children can enjoy a truly once-in-a lifetime experience of having one of our lovable characters tuck them into bed! When a surprise character visits the child’s villa, they create memories that won’t soon be forgotten. Please make a reservation with Guest Services as space is limited.

Best for preschoolers and school-aged kids.

Once Upon a Village Party

Games, crafts and lots of adventure await families and young pirates, princesses, mermaids and knights to the ship stage at the Park of Dreams!

Best for toddlers and school-aged kids.

Mayor Clayton’s Hare-Raising Halloween

Children and their families can spend each Monday night having fun playing games and trick-or-treating at our spook-tacular Halloween party.

Best for preschool and school age kids.

Mayor Clayton's Birthday Party

Tuesday night is the night that families join Ms. Merry and friends to surprise Mayor Clayton for his birthday. There’s cake, music, dancing and more!

Best for toddlers and school-aged kids.

Character Opportunities

Throughout the week, friends from Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Resort Orlando, Nickelodeon Suites Resort and LEGOLAND Florida visit the brave kids and their families we call guests.

Best for toddlers and older.

Children's Charity - Give Kids The World Village