The 22 things that are FREE at Disney World – from food and drink to souvenirs


A TRIP to Disney World can be expensive, so it’s understandable that visitors want to get the most out of their visit.

Luckily, Facebook user Elaine Boyle shared a list of 30 things that are still free at the theme park from the Disney and Orlando for Brits Facebook group, to help guests get the most out of their stay.


There are plenty of free things to do at Disney WorldCredit: Alamy

Here is the list of things that can be enjoyed without spending money by visiting the park and staying in its hotels.

1. Birthday Gifts

If you’re celebrating your birthday at Disney World, you may be able to get additional freebies.

Sprinkles in Disney Springs is giving out birthday cupcakes if you join their loyalty program, Landry’s (the restaurant group that owns T-Rex Café, Rainforest Café and Yak & Yeti) has a 25 year anniversary gift card $ (£20.52) if you’re part of their loyalty program.

You may also be able to get a free dessert at Disney-owned restaurants.

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2. Free Celebration Badges

If you go to Guest Relations at any of the parks or your hotel reception, you can pick up a free badge.

Several different badges are available.

3. Transportation

The Disney World buses, Skyliner, monorail, and boats are all free for guests.

4. Treasure Hunts

Another fun way to keep kids entertained at the park is with scavenger hunts at Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom and the 50th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt at Disney World Resort hotels.

5. Play the Disney Parks app

This app helps to pass the time while standing in the long queues.

It is full of games, quizzes and interactive elements related to the park you are in at the time.

6. KidCot stops at EPCOT

Each World Showcase pavilion has a KidCot Stop where kids can get trading cards and learn about different cultures.

7. Club Cool Soda Samples

If you visit Club Cool at EPCOT, you can get free samples of Coca Cola products from around the world.

8. Water

Guests can get free water at Disney World quick-service restaurants.

9. Animation of the complex

Some resorts offer free entertainment, including Yeehaa Bob in Port Orleans, pianist at the Grand Floridian, and there are free shows at Disney Springs.

10. Disney Springs Parking Lot

All guests have access to free parking at Disney Springs.

11. Movies under the stars

Every night, Disney World Resort hotels screen a movie outside, usually by the pool or on the lawn.

The station’s activity guides will show you what movies are playing.

12. Animation Experience

Guests can stop by Rafiki’s Planet Watch at Animal Kingdom and take a free drawing class with a Disney artist.

13. Admission for children under 3 years old

All children under 3 enjoy free admission to Disney World.

14. Buffets for children under 3

If you dine in a buffet or family restaurant with a child under 3 years old, they can eat and drink for free.

15. WiFi

Wi-Fi is free at Disney World Resort hotels and everywhere else in Disney World.

16. Refills

Beverage refills are free at Disney World Quick Service and Table Service restaurants. Some quick service outlets have self-service charging stations.

17. Festival Concerts

Guests of EPCOT festivals can enjoy free concerts including: Disney on Broadway at the Festival of the Arts, the Garden Rocks Concert Series at the Flower and Garden Festival, Eat to the Beat at the Food and Wine Festival, and the Candlelight Processional at the Festival. festivals.

18. Fireworks

Park visitors can enjoy fireworks at the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, included with park admission, but you don’t need to enter
the parks to see them.

Guests can watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks for free from the beach at Polynesian or Grand Floridian.

The Contemporary has an observation deck on the second floor which is often open to everyone.

19. Park Maps

Park guests can still obtain paper park maps at the entrances to all four theme parks at no additional cost.

20. Transportation Trading Cards

Free transportation collector cards can be acquired from cast members on Disney buses, monorails, boats, streetcars and the Skyliner.

Each mode of transportation has its own collectible card.

21. Pixie Dust

At Sir Mickey’s in the Magic Kingdom, you can ask a cast member for pixie dust, and he’ll sprinkle it on you (or your kids) with a magic wand.

22. Wake Up Calls From Your Characters

If you need (or want) a wake-up call at your Disney World Resort, you can have one of your favorite Disney Characters call you to wake you up at the right time.

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Fireworks can be viewed for free from select hotels in the park


Fireworks can be viewed for free from select hotels in the parkCredit: Alamy

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