So let's say that you're in the vicinity of Walt Disney World, but you don't have a resort reservation or park tickets... What can you do? Well, there are in fact a few things to do at Walt Disney World that are absolutely FREE!
That scenario is completely hypothetical, and I'm not sure I'll ever find myself in a situation exactly like that, but I can definitely see there being times when I want to take a break from the parks, still do something Disney, but also not spend more money than I already have. So, here are some of my favorite FREE things to do:
*Earl of Sandwich has a club you can join for free for a free sandwich during the month in which you were born. you'll also get emailed a coupon for a free triple chocolate brownie, which tops the list of my favorite snacks at Walt Disney World. So be sure to sign up for their EClub here!
2. Disney's Boardwalk
*Each night, you can view the fireworks portion of Illuminations above the trees, also for FREE! One of the best viewing locations is on the bridge that leads from the Boardwalk Inn to EPCOT's International Gateway.
3. Resort Hop
|Gingerbread house at the Grand Floridian Resort, 2010.|
- Animal Kingdom Lodge - incredible theming and you can also see the animals on the Savannah!
- Grand Floridian Resort and Spa - Just walking into the lobby is an experience.
- All-Star Resorts - walking around all the over-sized props is a lot of fun!
- Art of Animation - we haven't seen this in person yet, but the pictures we've seen are amazing!
*You can see both the Wishes! fireworks display over the Magic Kingdom AND get a close up view of the Electric Water Pageant from any of the Magic Kingdom resorts: Grand Floridian, Contemporary Resort/Bay Lake Tower, or Polynesian Resort.
4. Take a Ride
Who says there is no such thing as a free ride? Hop aboard a Disney monorail from one of the resorts and take a ride around. Disney also has boat service around the Seven Seas Lagoon, Crescent Lake, and to and from Downtown Disney from a couple of nearby resorts. Combine some resort-hopping with some relaxing Disney transportation for a fun, and FREE day at Disney!
*Disney has transportation cards you can collect. These are FREE, and are obtainable simply by asking the drivers and crew members of the monorails, buses and boats. I believe there are 18 different cards in all, depicting different modes of Disney transportation with interesting facts about each.
This has been a Magical Monday blog post. For other ideas of ways to add extra Magic to your Disney Vacation, click HERE.
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