34 of the Ultimate Disney Free Stuff

34 of the Ultimate Disney Free Stuff

Updated 2019

Disney vacations can really get so expensive.  In order to do Disney on a budget, we have to cut costs where we can.  Below you will find 34 actionable and helpful freebies at Disney World.  Let’s start saving money and talking Disney free stuff.

Disney Free Stuff

Free Disney Vacation Planning DVD 

Start planning and discovering your vacation with this DVD courtesy of Disney.  Take a peek into your next vacation and get excited for the adventure to come!  All while learning all you need to know about the logistics of WDW. Request one here.

Free Disney Vacation Planning Videos


Celebration Buttons

Celebration pins are free pins that Disney gives you for a specific celebration.  This can be a birthday, anniversary, just married, etc.  Here is the one I just got for my birthday.  Again this is “Disney free.”disney on a budget


Park Maps

There are so many informational brochures at Disney World like the park maps.  Use this for your scrapbook or shadow box.  You can do a lot with the park maps and can collect quite a few.


Disney Driver’s License

Ride Tomorrowland’s Speedway at Magic Kingdom and get yourself a free Disney Driver’s License.  You can put your name on the back and personalize it.


Disney Pilot’s License

Now you can head over to Dumbo and get yourself a Pilot’s License.  If you don’t get one automatically just ask a Cast Member!


Transportation Trading Card

For each type of transportation at Disney World, like the monorail, there is a transportation card.  How do you get them?  Ask the owner/operator for a card and if they have any left because they are limited, they will give you one!  Make sure to be polite and say thank you if you get one!


Free Epcot Crafts

Ever heard of Kidcot?  These are free craft or coloring stations in each of the 11 countries of Epcot, where kids can join in some fun and take a free souvenir home with them.

 

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Free Passport

If you’re anything like me, then you can’t wait to go to Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival.  Even better?  There’s a free passport you can get stamped every time you visit a booth to keep track.  Free!


Free Soda

Also at Epcot is Club Cool, where you can taste test a ton of different sodas from different countries.  It’s a fantastic way to relax and get a lot of free sugary drinks.  It’s super fun to try these out.


Yum, chocolate!

Disney Springs is one of my favorite places.  It’s entertaining, fun and free. 🙂  At Disney Springs is Ghirardelli’s and if you go into the store portion you can get free chocolate samples!  What could be better?


More Sweets

At the Confectionary on Main Street (Magic Kingdom), you can see cast members making different sweets but you can also get free samples.  I would love some of that fudge right now!


Water

Every penny really does count at Disney World.  If you find yourself in a place without groceries, and you really don’t want to drink fountain water at the parks, aks for free ice water at any food location!  It really doesn’t get better than this on a hot summer day.

In addition, you can bring a canteen like me and just refill at the fountains.  Brita even sells the ones with a built in filter.


Ice Cream

Ok, maybe it does get better…..

If you take the Disney Vacation Club tour, you will be given free ice cream at the end of the tour.  Just be strong enough to not to buy into DVC!  The ice cream parlor is very cute and nice to be in.


Free Disney Tickets

Disney World tickets for children under 3 years old are free! I have a niece that I plan on taking right before she hits the point of paid tickets to save.  It’s a huge saving!


Free Dining

At any Disney restaurants where the setup is a buffet, kids under 3 years old are complimentary.


Refills

There are a few places at Disney World that will allow you to refill your drink as you enjoy your meal.  Most of these places have the soda machines accessible.

Animal Kingdom:

Restaurantosaurus

Epcot:

Electric Umbrella

Sunshine Seasons

Hollywood Studios:

Backlot Express

Disney Springs:

Wolfgang Puck Express

Earl of Sandwich


Art Classes

If you visit Art of Animation you can take free art classes! The coolest part is that these classes are taught by a Disney Animator.


Campfire

It’s the coolest thing but at Fort Wilderness Resort you can go to a Chip ‘n’ Dale campfire for free!  I haven’t been but I’m dying to go,


Movies Under the Stars

Every night at Disney resorts, around 8pm, a movie is played outdoors.  It’s prescheduled so you can look online but it’s always a Disney movie and a great time.


Watch a special show

To me, Wishes is the best show at Disney World.  You can watch the show from the beach at the Polynesian resort.  It really is a fantastic freebie.


Wonders of the Wilderness Lodge

This is a free tour of Wilderness Lodge at Disney World, this resort is inspired by national parks and is beautiful.  Learn more about its architecture and the resort in general.


Entertainment

The Port Orleans resorts are part of the moderate group but they are amazing resorts and great to tour.  At Port Orleans Riverside you can visit Yehaa Bob Jackson at the River Roost for some entertainment. It’s a great time.


Boardwalk

Disney’s boardwalk is one of my favorite places, especially at night.  What’s more, there is free entertainment on the boardwalk.  You will see the crowds of people surrounding magicians, comedians, and more!


Free Ride

My favorite monorail loop is the one that goes through the Contemporary, Grand Floridian, and the Polynesian.  It really is a great experience.  I do it almost every time I’m there.


Boat Rides

The boat rides are fantastic with Orlando weather.  I love the breeze you get and how relaxing it can be.  There are so many boat routes like the one that goes from Old Key West to Disney Springs.


Animals

Animal Kingdom Lodge is worth every minute it takes to get there.  The animal viewing is the best and so much fun.  A must see.


Pixie Dust

How about some pixie dust?  Head over to Harmony Barber Shop at Magic Kingdom to get sprinkled with some pixie dust.


Pictures

A lot of people don’t know that Disney photographers will take a photo of you with your camera.  It’s a free memento!


Wifi

I didn’t know the value free Disney wifi until I was at Disneyland Paris without a cell phone plan.   The parks and resorts have free wifi.


Wake Up

If you are staying at a Disney resort you can be called by Mickey or Stitch in the morning.


Legos

Making our way back to Disney Springs, the Lego store has a free play area that will definitely entertain your children for some time.  It’s a great store to walk through too.


Live Music

I stumbled upon this one time when I took my grandparents to Disney World.  House of Blues and Raglan Rd have free live bands. The outdoor seating is awesome.


Photo Ops

There are great photo opportunities at the All-Star resorts and Pop Century.  The huge icons make for great pics.


Disney Wilderness Preserve

Visit and get a great taste of the outdoors.  It isn’t well known and serves as a break from the parks.

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46 thoughts on “34 of the Ultimate Disney Free Stuff

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    Disney is just so cute and creative in making the experience really fun and memorable. I love the buttons and I want to get that Disney license! What great souvenirs to get and keep!

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    I literally just got back from DisneyWorld, wish I saw this earlier! Disney is my favorite!

    xo, Lydia | wheretheprettythingsare.co

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    I love disney, it actually might be a sick obsession. We always make sure to get our celebrating pins. I remember coming home with so many of them from my bachelorette party that we did at the food and wine festival a few years ago.

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    I am a sucker for freebies, especially food! It is great that tickets for under threes are well ‘free’, I think that is a great incentive for parents who want to go!

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    Who knew Disney had so many free things to offer! I will definitely take advantage of these next time I go!

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    I wonder if there is a list like this for Disneyland? Some like a great list, people always like to get stuff for free! I wonder if Disneyland monorail has a pass like that?

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    Disney is full of awesome free stuff! I knew about most of these things, my favorite being food samples and water! I’ll have to remember a couple of these that I didn’t know the next time we go.

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    I got engaged at Disney and absolutely love it. My husband grew up in Florida and is a Disney junkie! I can’t wait to snag these free items the next time we go! 🙂

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    Wow! I didn’t realize the extend of what you can get for free there. I’ve never been, but my daughter has been with her grandparents. I’m not sure how much of all this she enjoyed. I’ll have to ask!

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    We love the free soda at Epcot. We always have to go when we are there and try every flavor. Some are so much better than others.

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    WOW I didn’t know that these even exists before lol. Will have to check some of these out and I hope they are available internationally 🙂

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    What a great list of freebies. We did the Chip ‘n Dale campfire. It was a blast.

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    This is an awesome list, mostly because Disney can get away with charging an arm and a leg for so many things! Epcot is definitely my favorite.

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    Wow, this is an impressive list! We are trying to save up for a Disney trip this fall for my little guy’s 4th birthday. I never knew Epcot offered free crafts and my little guy would love the pilot’s license! So many amazing free things here. Even more reason to love Disney!

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    This is brilliant! I’m not a huge disney fan but my friend will absolutely love this! I’ll share it with her straight away haha thank you for writing this xx

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    We haven’t been to Disneyland with our girls yet, hopefully next year, but this post is great. Saving it for a later date.

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    I had no idea there were so many freebies! Thanks for your 34 of the Ultimate Disney Free Stuff post! Now I know better! I think preplanning before Disney vacation makes the big difference in really maximizing your stay!

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    I wish I’d known all this when we went to Disney! Just reading it has made me want to go back. I will definitely be doing more planning for our next trip though!

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    I have worked at both Disneyland & Disney World so I know all about the Disney freebies. I still get into the park for free which is the best one of all! I’m surprised that Fast Passes didn’t make the list since they are included in the price which essentially makes them free 🙂 if they did make the list and I just didn’t see it I apologize.

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    Wow this is an amazing list!!! I never knew a lot of these!!! Saving this for sure for our big trip hopefully soon!

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    I learned about the Celebrate buttons on my recent trip. It was my sons first trip and we bought his first ears and they asked if it was his first time at the park. It was my second time to Disney and never knew about it.

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    We love Disney but unfortunately it can be quite expensive, these would definitely make things a bit cheaper!

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    When my daughter went, they stayed at All Star and had a blast. I can’t wait to go to Disney one day.

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    Love this list, we are actually going in the fall so I am saving this for later. Thanks for putting it all in one place!

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    For someone who is never been in Disney, this post has absolutely helped. I’m saving this for sure as a reference. Thank you.

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    As a military wife who could barely handle her busy schedule I am truly glad I came across your helpful post. All the best things in life are really free! That is so cool!

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    This is such a great Disney guide! I’ll definitely keep this list in mind if me or anyone I know decides to go one day x

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    We just went to Disney and I found everything to be so expensive. We will have to save this list for next time in a few years.

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    This is pretty awesome! We love Disney and I’ve proven time and time again that you don’t really have to spend much to be able to maximize your time there! This will be a nice guide for first timers and for those who have been there and are planning to go back!

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    My family and I have never been to Disney World before, but we’ll definitely have to keep all of this in mind. Thank you for sharing! – HilLesha

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    Great list!! There’s really a lot of free stuff at Disney — I wrote a whole book about it a while back. One of my favorites is Chip & Dale’s Campfire Sing-a-long. We’ve been every year for the past three years! 🙂

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    We go to Disney all the time and I had no idea that there were so many free things. I will have to check these out when we go next.

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    This is so neat that you have found all of this to share that people can get for free. You are awesome!

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    I want the disney driver’s license! Haha that would be so cute and a great keepsake!

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      Same, apparently they will freely give them to the kids but as an adult you have to ask for one.

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    This is amazing! Disney can get so spendy so i love the idea of finding the free options they have as well! I can’t wait to take my kids! Thanks for sharing!

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      Yes, thankfully they provide free things to offset some of the costs. Or at least make you feel better about spending all that money.

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    I had no idea they offered so many free things! I plan on taking the kids in the next year or two, so I will definitely be bookmarking this so I dont forget.

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    I’m so bookmarking this! I’ve been wanting to plan a trip here forever! My kids are still really young, (2 and 4) so I ewant to wait until they are a bit older to take them but I love how you’ve put this list of FREE things because God knows a trip here will be quite pricey! Thanks so much!

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