The wonder, the magic, the smiles on those faces, it’s the happiest place on Earth…. Disney! I know Disney can be a BIG budget buster if you are not careful, one way to save big at Disney is taking advantage of Disney freebies! These are often overlooked but it allows your family to have an AMAZING time and get the most bang for your buck.
Free Package Delivery: It’s no fun buying your favorite souvenir and then having to lug it around the rest of the day. If you are a Disney Resort guest you can take advantage of free package delivery to your room! Simply ask the cashier at checkout.
Park for FREE: Parking at the theme park is typically $15 per day however if you are visiting Magic Kingdom you can simply park at the Contemporary Resort and take a short walk to the gate. If you are visiting Epcot or Hollywood Studios you can park at the Boardwalk hotel and take a boat ride (the Friendship boat) to either parks. If you are planning to visit more than 1 day this adds up to some big savings!
Free Special Occasion Buttons: Are you celebrating a Birthday, Anniversary or any other Special Occasion? Most likely there is a celebration button for you. Just go to any guest services desk and ask for one. With your special button characters will make your day feel special and you’ll likely get FREE cupcakes when dining.
FREE Chocolate Samples: Who can resist FREE chocolate? The Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop located in Downtown Disney is always offering up a variety of FREE chocolates. You’ll likely want to make a few trips for this one.
FREE Pixie Dust: Do you have a little one who loves fairies? If so head on over to Main Street USA and visit the Harmony Barbershop. They will sprinkle your hair with pixie dust at no cost.
FREE Campfire Sing Along & Disney Movie: A nightly event at Fort Wilderness is the campfire sing a long. Its a fun time and even features a special appearance by Chip & Dale! You can bring marshmallows for an extra fun treat. After the sing a long stay and watch a Disney feature on the big screen. No reservations required.
FREE Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Collectible cards: If you and your family enjoy scavenger hunts you can play this fun game that leads you to Secret spots all around Magic Kingdom. These collectible cards can be picked up at the Firehouse on Main Street USA or behind the Christmas shop in Liberty Square.
Free Ice Water: While free Ice water might not sound that wonderful, it truly is. It gets HOT at Disney and the cost of drinks quickly adds up. You can go to any service counter restaurant and ask for a cup of ice water at no cost.
FREE Disney Customized Decal: Sport your Disney style all year round with this FUN Disney decal of your family. You can customize it to fit your family.
FREE Boat Cruises: Do you need a break from walking? You can hop on a boat and cruise Crescent Lake; the boat cruise goes past Epcot, Boardwalk, Swan/Dolphin, Yacht/Beach Club, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios without visiting the parks. It’s a great way to take in the sights and enjoy the breeze.
There are so many secret Disney freebies and I am always looking for new ones. Do you have any to add to this list? If so please share!