Any vacation in Walt Disney World is sure to be magical from the very first moment to the very last attraction leaving many guests always looking to plan and book their next trip. While lots of guests love to return to the vacation destination time and time again, Walt Disney World is an expensive trip with guests paying for everything from hotels and tickets to food and souvenirs. With so many costs, guests might be overwhelmed with the total price of their vacation, but there are also plenty of free things that they can enjoy in Walt Disney World! From small souvenirs and collectibles to experiences, there are plenty of things that are totally free! Guests who are looking to feel as though they are saving some money and truly getting the most out of their vacations should be on the lookout for these specific things. Here are the top ten free things at Walt Disney World.
10. Soaps —
Guests who stay on property at a Disney Resort are entitled to many free perks including special hours in the parks and wonderful pools. One of the best freebies offered at some of the Disney Resorts that guests love to collect are the travel size shampoo, conditioner, and soap left each day in their room! These small soaps are great souvenirs to bring home to remember a trip by and best of all are free! Keep in mind, some Disney Resorts have moved to a permanent bottle in their resort rooms so shampoo and conditioner may be a little harder to come by.
9. Park Maps & MyDisneyExperience App —
A free item that many guests love to pick up each day is a park map. Located at the front of every theme park and water park as well as at the front desk and concierge in each Disney Resort, park maps feature beautiful illustrations, helpful information, and a synopsis of each attraction. Many guests love to collect the free park maps and bring them home to keep as souvenirs or to use to create items like scrapbooks. If you don’t want something tangible, you can also access the park maps on the MyDisneyExperience App – which is also FREE!
8. Celebratory Buttons —
While exploring Walt Disney World, guests might notice others wearing round buttons that profess different celebrations. Including “Happy Birthday” and “I’m Celebrating” buttons, these are offered for free at the guest services locations in all of the parks.
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7. PhotoPass —
Throughout all of Walt Disney World there are Cast Members who are PhotoPass photographers who are located in specific locations to take photos of guests in front of iconic buildings or other memorable places. While guests who would like to have access to all of the photos that the PhotoPass employees take have to pay for the package, most of the Cast Members are also more than happy to take the same shot on a guests’ personal camera for free.
6. Disney Springs —
One of the most popular areas in Walt Disney World is Disney Springs. This destination is home to unique dining, entertainment, and shopping options with something sure to please every guest. Situated along a beautiful body of water, Disney Springs is always bustling with energy and lots of areas to explore and enjoy.
5. Transportation —
Guests who stay on property at a Disney Resort have access to complimentary Disney Transportation that can bring them to any corner of the property for free. Depending on the Disney Resort, guests have access to monorails, skyliners, boats, buses, and ferries and can get to and from the theme parks, Disney Springs, and water parks easily and efficiently.
4. Water —
With Walt Disney World being located in Central Florida, it is no surprise that the temperatures and humidity are typically very high. Guests should pay attention to the amount of water that they drink to avoid dehydration and every location that serves food in Walt Disney World will give guests a free cup of ice water to ensure that they remain hydrated and happy.
3. Package Delivery —
All guests who purchase an item in the theme parks of Walt Disney World have access to a unique and complimentary service that helps to make them more comfortable while exploring the parks. Package Delivery allows guests the chance to send their items to the front of the park here they can pick them up later instead of carrying them around all day. Guests who stay on property at a Disney Resort also have the opportunity of having their purchases sent straight to the resort where they can pick them up the next day!
2. Entertainment —
Walt Disney World is home to some of the most amazing entertainment in the world and it is all totally free to guests! Each theme park features nighttime entertainment including fireworks, special effects, and projections that are free to all who would like to watch. In addition, there are some amazing stage shows found in the theme parks that guests absolutely love including Voyage of the Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Festival of the Lion King and Finding Nemo – The Musical in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
1. FastPasses —
All guests who visit Walt Disney World have access to a complimentary system designed to save them lots of time. FastPasses act as reservations for attractions and give guests a specific time to report to the attraction to enjoy the experience with little to no wait time. Guests are entitled to book up to three FastPasses per day for one park in advance and after using the initial three can book additional options one at a time. Guests who stay on property at a Disney Resort ca book their FastPasses up to sixty days in advance and those who stay off property can book up to thirty days in advance. All guests should definitely take advantage of this amazing free system!