It’s no secret, a holiday to Walt Disney World can prove to be costly. I like to try to take advantage of any offers we spot such as booking during the free dining plan promotion as this helps keeps the costs down. We have also found that there are quite a lot of free things at Disney World if you know where to look.
Badges / Buttons
Any park guest can ask for a free Badge / Button from any guest services location. You can ask for an I’m celebrating badge if your holiday is celebrating something. There is a Happily Ever After badge for celebrating your wedding. There is also the very popular First Visit badge to proudly wear if it’s your first visit to the Disney parks.
If you’re not on the Dining plan and are paying for food and drinks in the park, you can keep the costs down by asking for some iced water at any quick service location. This will be given to you free in a takeaway cup.
Visit the Polynesian resort and you can ask for a free Lei. We enjoyed our Lei’s when we ate in Ohana one evening. They now lovingly hang off the side of some of our Disney photo frames at home.
All of the cast members carry various stickers around with them. They will happily give these out free if you ask (and more often than not you are offered them when in a conversation). There are different ones to collect and it’s fun trying to collect the different ones.
Free wifi in the parks and resorts is a god send for keeping in touch with the family, booking more fast passes and updating your Disney day to social media. I have always found the wifi to be of decent quality and rarely drops out which is great.
Book your holiday with Disney and resort guests will receive a free Magic Band. These are available in a range of plain colours and are a great addition to your holiday. I think they’re a much better idea of keeping track of your Memory Maker Photo Pass, park tickets and Fastpasses than carrying around a park ticket.
Visit Club Cool in Epcot and you can have as much free fizzy soda as you like in taster cups. The soda is varieties from around the world including the Italian Beverly that not a lot of people seem to like. It’s an acquired taste, but I love it and always stop by Club Cool for a tipple.
Candy samples are a lovely free treat. Visit the candy stores and samples will often be handed out to you when you walk in.
Pop by the Fire Station in Magic Kingdom and pick up your free pack of spell cards to play Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. This is a fun game to see more of the park and help Merlin beat the villains at the same time.
No visit to Walt Disney World would be complete without pixie dust would it! Pop by Castle Couture at the rear of Cinderella’s Castle in Magic Kingdom and you can receive some free pixie dust glitter to make you sparkle.
How many of these free things at Disney World will you manage to find?
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