Things that are Free-ish.

Brandie

Will work for Dole Whips.
Did you know there are lots of free things to enjoy on (or while planning for) your Walt Disney World vacation?

Share your idea/s and I'll add them to our list!

For planning:

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdw/myVacation/customizedMaps/index?id=CustomizedMapsFlashPage <--- click here and create customized maps of each park. These are high quality and so fun to get in the mail. If you are short on time, you can print them at home.

https://www.disneyvacations.com/dv/en_US/VacationPlanningDVD/index?bhcp=1 <--- click here to order your free Disney Parks Vacation Planning DVD.

At WDW:

Chip'n Dale's Campfire Sing-a-long. "Gather 'round the campfire at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort with your nutty pals for songs and fun, then watch a classic Disney movie under the stars." Free for all (not just Ft. Wilderness campers.)

There are campfire programs at the Grand Floridian and Beach Club, too.

Port Orleans Riverside has a campfire program, sing a long and stories, S'mores kits for sale ($7)
http://http://www.portorleans.org/recreation.php

We love to go over to the Boardwalk. We sit and watch the performers and just take in the atmosphere.

Also, we love to head over to the Polynesian beach to watch Wishes. My husband and I will get a drink and sit on the chairs and the boys will play in the sand.

If you ride the monorail, try to get in the first car, even if you can't get a ride in the nose, the engineer usually will give your kids a free trading card.

Tennis! There are two tennis courts at Ft. Wilderness and equipment is free to borrow at the Bike Barn. (First come, first served.)



There's plenty more! What have you found for free at WDW?
 
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LizD

Netflix queue currently at 3,912 - all Disney rela
Chip'n Dale's Campfire Sing-a-long. "Gather 'round the campfire at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort with your nutty pals for songs and fun, then watch a classic Disney movie under the stars."
I have been wondering about this: is it only for folks staying at the Fort Wilderness Resort? Thx!
 

jilly7896

proud to keep the transportation forum the most ci
There's plenty more! What have you found for free at WDW?
I don't know if you would consider 'Freebies' but two of my family's favorite things to do cost no money at all! We love to go over to the Boardwalk. We sit and watch the performers and just take in the atmosphere. Also, we love to head over to the Polynesian beach to watch Wishes. My husband and I will get a drink and sit on the chairs and the boys will play in the sand. It never gets old :)
 

Brandie

Will work for Dole Whips.
Jill, I'd consider those freebies! I've heard good things about Wishes from the Poly beach. The only time I've tried we got rained on and gave up. I'm planning on it this time around!

Thanks for your contributions!
 

Trueblue63

Still recalls that Hollywood & Vine's food was unm
If you ride the monorail, try to get in the first car, even if you can't get a ride in the nose, the engineer usually will give your kids a free trading card.
 

turkmandu

Under contract
Also, we love to head over to the Polynesian beach to watch Wishes. My husband and I will get a drink and sit on the chairs and the boys will play in the sand. It never gets old :)
It certainly doesn't Jill! We've stayed at the Poly 3x. And on those evenings we're at the resort, even if I had to go out to the beach by myself, I never miss a chance to watch Wishes ...
 

Brandie

Will work for Dole Whips.
FWIW other resorts have 'movies under the stars' as well. Just without the campfire...

Janine, I'm aware of campfire and movie programs at the Grand Floridian and Beach Club. (And, now Port Orleans -- Thanks True.) Are there others?
 
Janine, I'm aware of campfire and movie programs at the Grand Floridian and Beach Club. (And, now Port Orleans -- Thanks True.) Are there others?
I read something, somewhere in a trip report of movies at OKW. But, I know nothing of the details and if it's seasonal or not.
 

Brandie

Will work for Dole Whips.
Great ideas! Here's another one . . .

Tennis! There are two tennis courts at Ft. Wilderness and equipment is free to borrow at the Bike Barn. (First come, first served.)
 

Brandie

Will work for Dole Whips.
Keep the Disney Freebies comin'! I've stickied this thread and added all of your contributions to the original post. Let's make this the go-to source on the web for free WDW fun.
 

jilly7896

proud to keep the transportation forum the most ci
When we stayed at ASMU they had movies by the pool in the evenings. They also had Wii tournaments during the day in the food court. My son won the Wii bowling tourament and recieved an arcade gift card. This was in 2007. Not sure if they still do it...
 

Thadine

loves surprises, but not very good at them
**Your child can sit in the last seat of the WDW Steam railroad and ask the conductor if he/she can say "all aboard"!!!!! before the train pulls away. The conductor won't offer it you have to ask for it.
** Free Birthday buttons at Cityhall on Mainstreet in MK
** While at Epcot your child will get the chance to make a mask in the kidcot stations in Worldshowcase. In every country he/she can get a charm to hang on the mask

Something that was free too but isn't there anymore, was the Candylady Miyuki at Epcot,
She would choose children randomly and they could choose an animal and she would make that animal in candy for them.
My son was lucky enough to get choosen once. It was super cool!!!
 

blyday

tests unsafe roller coasts in china
They have the movies poolside at SSR also.

How about listing that all of the resorts have activities going on during the day. You should get a list of what is going on during the week when you check in. If not, ask about it.
 

Janine

this site is awesome. i've never visited, but i l
Janine, I'm aware of campfire and movie programs at the Grand Floridian and Beach Club. (And, now Port Orleans -- Thanks True.) Are there others?
Didn't know the others had campfires as well. Wildnerness Lodge has movies on the beach and Contemporary has movies in the main pool area..
You can't see wishes from the WL beach, can you?
 
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