Throughout the world, there are “fictional” magic springs or waters of mystery that are implanted all over – enchanting children and adults of all ages. Many of these are based on the myths and fables or the real ones, or just figments of someone’s imagination in order to create awe. Oddly, as part of human nature, mythos carries over even when there is no basis of belief or proof to a legend … humans still fall to habits, such as tossing coins in a fake wishing well or pool of water believing it will still grant a wish.
Perhaps to keep the magic alive, this act is done in tribute to the magic waters. Others simply don’t know why they do it … something they did as a kid and passing it on to others. A good example is the fake font/ spring of “Radiator Springs” in Disney’s cartoon classic “Cars” … passersby in line to drive to theme park race cars toss lots of coins into this pool daily.