WREXHAM boss Denis Smith led the celebrations when the Dragons made it to the LDV Vans Trophy final.
The Reds secured their passage to next month's Millennium Stadium-staged showpiece with a memorable 1-0 win in last Tuesday's second leg Northern Area Final against Oldham Athletic.
Leading 5-3 from the first match, Chris Llewellyn's 65th-minute strike sent the 5,814 contest record crowd into raptures.
The Reds take on League Two high-flyers Southend United - who lost in last year's final to Blackpool - on April 10.
And no-one was more delighted than long-serving Smith, who hopes the final appearance can go some way to sorting out Wrexham's off-the-field problems.
He said: 'The fans needed something to lift them after everything that's happened this season, and they've got it. Now, hopefully, someone will see this is a club worth saving.'
Club captain Brian Carey said the cup final appearance was nothing less than the club and its fans deserved.
'I think it's a big reward for the players and the staff for carrying on through a difficult season and also for the fans for what they've had to put up with in the past couple of seasons,' he said.
Darren Ferguson will lead the Dragons out in Cardiff, and among the crowd is expected to be his dad and Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
He said: 'It will be a proud day for me and I'm looking forward to it. All my family will be there because it's a big occasion for everyone connected with Wrexham, and it will be a good day.'
Andy Holt said: 'It's hugely important for the club and it's going to mean a lot of money, which is very badly needed at the moment.'
Chris Llewellyn, whose goal decided the second leg, said: 'It's not every day you score the goal to take your team to the Millennium Stadium, so I'm well pleased.'