Free Things At Disney World always are the icing on the cake than truly enhance the magic to be had. The extra no-cost pixie dust does come in handy every time. It can add so much more to your memories if you are planning a frugal vacation, want to visit Mickey after the holiday expenses or want to take an unplanned Disney visit. Free Things At Disney World can mean free food, free entertainment, free transportation, and free souvenirs among others. Here is a list of our favorites.
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Free Things At Disney World
Almost free things are also good. Nevertheless, we are going for the heart of it. This is a list of our favorite truly FREE things that you can find at Disney World. Get ready for something free in terms of souvenirs, food, transportation, and entertainment.
Cool mom tip: before you even leave your home, you can get the free vacation planning guide, and a special autograph book and pen set using code NAN18 when you book with EZDis Experts
This is a big one for us. We love bringing physical memories back home with us. But honestly, lots of items can be overpriced or simply expensive for the trip budget.
Cool mom tip: use free things you get at Disney to create your very own DIY projects for a unique Disney souvenir. I used the free park maps to make lampshades for my office. My friend made drink coasters with them.
Free Celebration buttons:
Birthdays, anniversaries, and more. Get your button and get the celebration on! Even if you are not celebrating something in particular, these buttons will help you find a reason. Maybe visit 79 to the parks? Every reason is valid, and every cast member will be wishing you a happy birthday or joining in your celebration when you wear these buttons. Available at all parks and resorts.
Free Meet and Greet Character Photo:
If you are a Disney Visa cardholder you can get a 5×7 photo with a Disney Character at Epcot’s Innoventions. Guest services can confirm for you the schedule
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Cards:
This interactive card game is one you play all around the Magic Kingdom. Get 60 cards for free that are given out in blind packs of 5. These are also great collectibles.
Free Duffy or Agent P character:
As you go around the World Showcase at Epcot, look out for the KidCOT stations. At these stations, there are paper cutouts of Duffy and Agent P free to all kids. They can color them and get a different country stamp at each of the different stations.
Free Transportation Cards:
Ride the monorail, bus, and ferry. Every time ask the cast members at the station for the transportation cards. They are beautiful and great to collect.
Free Timon & Pumba Safety Cards:
Get all the park safety details from beautifully illustrated cards with Timon and Pumba. As you can imagine the pair of best friends will be funny and fun! There are 22 cards in a set and you can ask for them at guest services at the themed parks.
Free Mickey Mouse Stickers:
Many cast members carry around free Mickey Mouse stickers and will offer them to guests. I was not aware of this until I started traveling to Disney World with my young nephew. Suddenly, I’ve never seen so many Mickey Mouse stickers. I somehow ended up with about 10 of them on my last vacation. (Not that I’m complaining). Also, note that pretty much every DVC stand will have a roll of stickers for kids.
Sonny Eclipse Stickers:
Get yours at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe,
Free Wilderness Explorers Sticker Badges:
Don’t miss a great educational and fun activity for the kids at Animal Kingdom. It is an Up movie inspired scavenger hunt. Get ready for a hunt all over Animal Kingdom that will teach about all of the wildlife at the park. The reward? 30 sticker badges!
Driver and Pilot Licenses:
Get official to drive and fly at Walt Disney World! Everyone can get their own at The Tomorrowland Speedway and Dumbo that make you official to drive and fly on those attractions.
Fireworks and parades
Electrical Water Pageant:
This mini “electrical” parade happens about 9 pm on Bay Lake outside the Magic Kingdom. Catch it also 9:15 by Disney’s Polynesian Resort, or at 9:30 at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The pageant can be viewed at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge by 9:45 p.m. and at 10:00 at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground. Finally, enjoy it by, Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
Magic Kingdom Fireworks:
Watch the fireworks for free from the Ticket & Transportation Center,
You can watch Epcot’s Illuminations fireworks from most places around the Yacht & Beach Club or BoardWalk. My favorite place is from the bridge between the two 🙂
Movies, Concerts and More
There are a couple of resorts that feature lounge entertainment acts. Check it out at the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra outside Mizner’s Lounge to performers Rix Lounge. They do have several no cover options.
Movies Under the Stars:
Most of the Walt Disney World resort hotels play a Disney film each night that is free to attend if you’re a hotel guest. Many of these are outdoors on large screens. For more information and specific details. My favorites are the ones at the Yacht Club which are shown on the lawn next to the pathway which is accessible to everyone.
Every night there is a Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-Along campfire show at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground. It definitely is a great way to interact with characters outside the parks and it happens at 7 or 8 pm. At Port Orleans Riverside there is also a nightly “Campfire on de’ Bayou” with storytellers and entertainment. No characters here. Animal Kingdom Lodge has a nightly storyteller around a campfire by the main lobby.
There is a mini version of Old Faithful at the Wilderness Lodge, that spouts on the hour from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. You can find it past the pool.
The kids can’t’ get enough of the free drawing classes at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. These classes are open to any Walt Disney World resort hotel guests. Look for them at 11 am, 2 pm, and 5 pm. or at the Animation Academy in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, just need to look out their windows or walk outside to watch the animals. Do ask cast members about the special nighttime viewing.
The Disney Wilderness Preserve:
Discover the Everglades ecosystem and beauty as you hike a 2.5-mile trail. Admission is free and the preserve is open from 9 am to 5 pm daily (November – March).
Free Lei at Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Visit the Polynesian Resort where you can get a beautiful and free lei in the lobby.
The inner monorail takes you to the Contemporary, Polynesian and Grand Floridian Resorts. You will go by the Magic Kingdom and can get off to discover the beauty and personality of each of these resorts.
There are several options for you. We love taking these early mornings or late at night for the fresh breeze and as a great way to add romance to our trip
- Cruise from Port Orleans to Disney Springs and back, along the Sassagoula River.
- Cruise the loop around Crescent Lake. It stops at Epcot, Boardwalk, Yacht/Beach Club, Swan/Dolphin, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
- There are another two loops that visit the Magic Kingdom, Contemporary, Wilderness Lodge and Ft. Wilderness, or the boat that visits the Polynesian, Grand Floridian and Magic Kingdom.