Freebies at Disney World

I’ve been to Disney many times and am still learning things I never knew about the best and cheapest ways to enjoy the parks.  Thanks to Erin Davis from Magical Moments Vacations for her Disney freebie tips below.  These will be very useful in my upcoming Disney trip!
Believe it or not, there are lots of FREE things to do at Walt Disney World!  Here are some of my very favorites!
1) “Ye Haa” Bob Jackson has been entertaining guests at the River Roost Lounge in Port Orleans Riverside for nearly 20 years!  Bob performs a VERY popular sing-a-long piano show Wednesday – Saturday nights, beginning at 8:30pm.  This is a great way to spend the evening if it’s raining or if you want to get away from crowded parks.  His shows are family friendly, and you usually see kids there until about the second intermission.  Get there a little early to grab the best seats.  Ye Haa Bob usually mingles with the audience before the show, so be sure to tell him if you’re celebrating anything, or if you have a song request!
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2) Did you know that Walt Disney World Resorts have nightly movie showings?  Disney Movies Under the Stars is a great way to wind down after a busy day in the parks.  You are not limited to watching movies at your resort.  Feel free to resort hop!  Every resort has a different movie schedule.
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3) Disney’s Ft. Wilderness Campground has  a daily Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Campfire Sign-A-Long that is free!  The Sing-A-Long generally starts around 8 pm in the summer, and is held near the Meadow Trading Post in the campfire area.  The program starts off with a Disney cast member leading a sing-along, followed by a marshmallow roast around two campfire rings.  You may bring your own marshmallows, or buy them at the Chuckwagon Snack Bar.  Chip and Dale make an appearance to visit with guests, so don’t forget your autograph books!  The sing-along lasts around 45 minutes, and is followed by a Disney movie.
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4) Animation Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has a class that teaches you how
to draw a Disney character.  Classes are held every 30 minutes, and you’ll find that they are less crowded later in the day.  Frame them when you get home and you’ll have a great souvenir. (This CLOSED in July so we will stay tuned to see what Disney has coming next.)
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5) Free Drinks!  You can work up quite a thirst at Walt Disney World.  Forget about the $3 bottles of water!  Go to any of the counter service restaurants in the parks and ask for a large cup of ice water.  This also works for hot water, so you can bring instant packs of coffee with you for an afternoon coffee break.  If you’re at Epcot, don’t forget to check out Club Cool and sample drinks from around the world for free!  Located near Innovations West in Future World, this exhibit features Coca-Cola products from 8 different countries.  Kids love this, and it’s a great place to get out of the hot Florida sun and enjoy a refreshing beverage.
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 Did you know Erin can help you plan your Disney Dream Vacation and there is no fee for her service?   That’s another great freebie!  Take advantage of her expertise and allow you to have a stress free planning experience.
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Magical Moments Vacations has earned the distinction of being named an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. This special designation is given by Disney in recognition of the agency’s ongoing focus and commitment to planning customized, magical vacations to the Disney Parks, Disney Cruise Line and other Disney destinations!

Erin Davis is a graduate of Disney’s College of Knowledge, and completes regular Disney training–including on-site visits–to ensure fluency with all the new attractions, systems and entertainment at the Disney Parks and Resorts.

Magical Moments Vacations is accredited by both IATA and CLIA and is part of the Travel Consortium.  

In addition to Disney destinations, Magical Moments Vacations by Erin Davis also books vacations to a wide variety of other destinations, including cruises, river cruises, all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, Hawaii, Europe and more!

Erin Davis
Travel Specialist
Magical Moments Vacations
(330) 204-1748
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  1. says

    What perfect timing—I’m headed to Disneyland this summer, so now I need to look into the free activities there. I’m sure some of these overlap too! Thanks for the tips, and I hope you have a great time on your upcoming Disney trip 🙂

    • localbusybees says

      I’m sure there are lots of freebies to look into at Disneyland too! I always bring some Disney themed gifts with me too so I can give them to my kids while we are there and avoid the high Disney prices. I hope to visit Disneyland soon because I’d love to compare the parks. 🙂

    • localbusybees says

      Jenn- The thing about Disney is there is always so much to do. We go about 2 times a year and still have new things to discover. Perhaps you can try some of these freebies when you visit again. 🙂

    • localbusybees says

      Glad to hear Stephanie! Any way to make Disney cheaper is always the best. Lots of fun things too for when you visit. 🙂

  2. says

    These come at a perfect time! I’m an avid Disney World traveler (being a Florida Resident and a Passholder), but I’ve come to find that no matter how many times you go, there are always little tips you didn’t think of or didn’t know about! I’ve written a few tips as well over on my blog on how to save money on resort stays and traveling to Disney with a toddler because I feel that someone out there can use what I’ve learned from my trips to make their trip easier.

    Found via #Alittlebitofeverything blog hop.

    • localbusybees says

      Thanks for stopping by Lissette! Lucky you for living so close to Disney. We are in Ohio but still make it to Disney at least twice a year so I consider that pretty good. Of course, I wish we could visit more. I agree- there is always so much to discover and it is fun to find new things. You can’t beat FREE. Can’t wait to check out your tips too! 🙂

  3. says

    Hello! An update since this post has been written! Sadly, Animation Academy closed mid July. Knowing Disney, something bigger and better is bound to take it’s place!


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