38 Free Things to Do at Disney!

by Super Coupon Lady on June 21, 2013 · 15 comments

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When you think of Walt Disney World, you may not think of the word FREE. And while a Disney vacation can be a bit pricey, there are still free hidden perks available for the taking. The trick is simple, you just need to know about them! Below, you will find a list of 38  free activities to do at Disney. That is 38 things that you and your family can enjoy on your next trip to Disney that won’t cost a dime! If you thought that there was no such thing as FREE at Disney, you are about to read 38 reasons why you should think otherwise.

Make sure to also check out my post: 10 Best Ways to Save Money at Disney World!

Take a look, make notes, and on your next Disney trip, you too will know where these 38  fun freebies are hiding! Take a look!

38 Free Things to Do at Disney:

1. Browse the resorts. You don’t need to be staying at the resort to go visit. You can window shop, see the nature, and enjoy free outdoor entertainment.

2. Visit the Polynesian, Grand Floridian, Wilderness Lodge, Ft. Wilderness, or Contemporary, and catch a glimpse of the nightly water show, The Electric Water Pageant.

3. Watch the  Nighttime Spectacular fireworks show from one of the many Disney resorts that offer a prime view.

4. Visit the Ft. Wilderness Campground for a free sing along with Chip and Dale.

5. Take in a free movie screening available to anyone at the Ft. Wilderness Lodge as well.

6. Trade collector’s pins with Cast Members. Employees are allowed to swap up to two pins with any Guest.

7. Enjoy the special occasion buttons given to celebrate a Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, 1st Visit, Just Married, etc.

8.  If you own a Chase card, you can enjoy a private meet and greet at Epcot that also includes a FREE 5×7 photo.

9. Enjoy the free playgrounds found in many of the parks. These include The Boneyard at Animal Kingdom and the  Honey I Shrunk the Kids at Hollywood Studios.

10. Visit the “Fun Stops” at Epcot where kids can make free craft items to take home.

11. Learn to Hula Dance at the Polynesian Hotel for free. You don’t even need to be a guest!

12. Learn a variety of native chants and dances from such tropical locales at the Polynesian as well.

13. Take in one of the many free movies at WDW resorts.

14. Search for the Hidden Mickeys hidden all around the resorts.These are the three circles that make up the Mickey logo. They are all over!

15. Enjoy the free Lego area at Downtown Disney.

16. Enjoy the free water splash pad at Downtown Disney.

17. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the park when you ride the free monorail.

18. Watch the free juggling shows on Disney’s Boardwalk.

19. See the fire eater performances that are also on Disney’s Boardwalk. Also free!

20. Vsit the Main Street Confectionery for an assortment of free candy samples.

21. You can also visit Main Street Confectionery for free fudge samples and demonstrations.

22. Club Cool at Epcot and taste as much of the beverage samples as you want for as long as you want. They even supply cups.

23. Visit  any food counter service restaurant and ask for a cup of ice water. They will be happy to give you one.

24. Enjoy the free ice machines available at all resorts.

25. Get free kids meals. Children under the age of three eat for free at Disney’s buffet and family-style table service restaurants.

26. Spend a day a Disney World, a cast member will hand you a free sticker.

27. Collect the free park maps to use for your scrap booking later.

28. Park for free. Guests staying at Disney hotels can park for free at the theme parks.

29. Enjoy free self-parking at all the Disney hotels and Downtown Disney.

30. Enjoy the free WIFI offered at all of the resorts and parks.

31. Deliver any purchases you buy at the parks to your resort for free.

32. Visit Downtown Disney for free magic demonstrations at the Magic Masters shop.

33. Enjoy the free fun house mirrors at Disney’s Boardwalk.

34. Visit the large character sculptures at the Disney value resorts for picture ops. They will let you park for free.

35. Enjoy the live ESPN radio show on Disney’s Boardwalk.

36. Visit Animal Kingdom Lodge to view the animal exhibitions for free.

37. View your PhotoPass photos online for free.

38. Collect the pressed coins from the old pressed coin machines stationed at all the parks. This costs about .50 cents but is still fun and frugal.

How fun was that? Could you have ever imagined that so many freebies existed at Disney? I sure didn’t. Take advantage of these great freebies and enhance your next Disney vacation at no additional cost. Now that is some real Disney magic! 🙂

Don’t forget to make your Disney Photo Book when you get home for 1/2 price!

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Eric July 22, 2013 at 10:36 pm

Just an fyi, the wifi IS NOT FREE in several of hotels, such as the pop century resorts. I’m referring to getting free wifi in your hotel room. That wifi is expensive, so just go to the lobby.

Source: Floridan resident who’s been to Disney a few times

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Pamela July 23, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Wifi is free for DVC members (Disney Vacation Club) at all DVC resorts.

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Jodi January 21, 2014 at 1:44 pm

We had free wifi at All Star Movies on August.

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Priscilla August 9, 2013 at 3:17 am

you can also get free samples of chocolate at Ghirardelli at Downtown Disney! Yum! 🙂

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Super Coupon Lady August 17, 2013 at 10:39 am

YUM!! Love Free Chocolate!

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Danielle August 19, 2013 at 8:52 am

FYI it is Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground and Wilderness Lodge. They are 2 different resorts and can be confusing to some guests. The campfire and singalong with Chip & Dale is at the Fort Wilderness Campground. They also show an outdoor movie afterwards. It is a lot of fun and free!!

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Dee January 1, 2014 at 4:54 am

Not so sure that getting free ice and free ice water are that great of an idea of free things to do.

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Vicki January 31, 2014 at 11:39 pm

Not any Chase card will get you into the Epcot meet & greet. It must be a Chase Disney Visa.

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Destiny June 7, 2016 at 9:38 pm

How do u sign up for free meet and great?

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Katelynn February 28, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Numbers 20 & 21 are not true, unfortunately. The Main Street Confectionary does occasionally hand out free samples, but only when a piece of food is defective or less than perfect and they have the time. Also, number 30 is true only for guests of Disney resorts and only if it is not a food item (:

As an alternative, you can get cotton candy samples if you strike up a conversation with the person working the cotton candy stand inside of the Main Street Confectionary.

Sincerely,
A former worker on Main Street (:

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Ann Denner March 13, 2014 at 8:50 am

#26 is confusing a sticker for what?

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Jlmc April 26, 2015 at 9:27 am

Do you have to pre-reserve this?

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Emrik May 29, 2016 at 8:29 am

What we did was learn to draw Mickey then were lucky he hat time to sign it for us when we met him soon after

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Super Coupon Lady May 30, 2016 at 8:47 am

Great idea!!

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Lorena August 7, 2016 at 11:29 am

Thanks for all your tips, they are great as we will be visiting WDW for the first time. I would like to know if you can park FOR FREE at any of the Disney resources even if you are not a guest there. I have read about it, but it’s not clear. I mean, can we leave the car there for free and then take any transportation to the parks? Is that possible?
Thanks for your response. Best regards.

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