Even though prices keep going up at Disney World, much is included with your park admission. Furthermore, there are still many fun and affordable add-on experiences and more must try’s. This list contains 20 under $20 experiences at Disney World.
1. Pony Rides
At Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort guests can enjoy a classic pony ride. Cost is just $8.00 per person. Disney’s youngest guests will love riding the petite ponies. Guests must be at least 2 years old but no taller than 48 inches and under 80 pounds to ride.
2. Dole Whip
The dole whip is a classic and favorite treat, consisting of pineapple soft serve. Also consider a Dole whip float. Learn where to find a Dole Whip at Disney World.
3. Face Painting
Each Disney World theme park and Disney Springs offers a Face Painting booth. Face Painting cost varies by design, however budget for up to $20 each. Guests can get their favorite Character, and more for a fun face transformation!
4. Popcorn With Souvenir Bucket
Popcorn can be found at each Disney World park, at popcorn carts. Let your nose follow the scent of fresh popcorn to find the carts. Consider purchasing the souvenir popcorn bucket, and enjoy discounted refills of fresh pop corn throughout your stay!
5. Scavenger Hunts at Epcot Festivals
Epcot is host to 4 yearly festivals. During these festivals look for scavenger hunts for added fun, typically costing $6.99. Receive a map and stickers to check off your finds. Return your completed map for a prize! The prize has been a magnet or keychain in the past, with guests being able to choose from 4 designs.
6. Mickey’s Kitchen Sink Sundae
Price under $20 at Plaza Ice Cream Plaza on Main St USA (Magic Kingdom) is the Mickey’s Kitchen Sink Sundae! Coming with your choice of topping: hot fudge, peanut butter or caramel. Plus, choice of 2 scoops of ice cream and topped with whipped cream & 2 cherries.
7. Split A Combo Platter
Find delicious Combo platters at Columbia Harbour House. Guests can choose from the Shrimp & Fish Combo, Chicken Breast Nuggets & Fish Combo, Shrimp & Chicken Breast Nuggets Combo. Can’t decide? Choose the Trio Platter (Shrimp, Nuggets & Fish). All served with choice of Green Beans & Carrots, Apple Slices or French Fries. Plus, add a fountain drink to split and still come under $20 for lunch or dinner for 2!
8. Bike Rentals
Bike Rentals at Disney World currently cost $18 each. There are 8 Disney World resorts offering bike rentals including: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and more. Explore a resort in a whole new way, through trails and along waterfront pathways.
9. Silhouette Portraits
Guests can purchase a unique souvenir for under $20 at Magic Kingdom or Disney Springs. A single portrait currently costs around $15 and makes a wonderful keepsake.
10. Mini Golf
Disney World has 2 miniature golf courses on property. Choose from Winter Summerland Miniature Golf and Fantasia Gardens & Fairways Miniature Golf. Cost is the same for both, $14 adult (10+) and $12 (child 3-9). Miniature golfing is great for all ages. Both are also weather permitting and will close for lightning (but not for rain).
11. Autograph Book
Collecting autographs at Disney World is a fun and entertaining experience. It is fun to look back and see all the autographs. Pick up an Autograph book for under $20 and start collecting signatures.
12. Barbeque Food
13. Pin Trading
Pin trading is a fun past time at Disney World. Look for pin boards in stores and Cast Members wearing lanyards with pins. Cast Members are more than happy to pause while you browse their pins!
Guests of all ages can stop at a full functional Barber shop on Main St USA at Magic Kingdom for a haircut. A child’s haircut costs $18 and an adult haircut is $19.
Find parasols for purchase in Magic Kingdom (Liberty Square) and the France pavilion of Epcot. This is a unique personalized gift, choose from mini or regular sized, each priced under $20. Flowers and name personalization are included. Add extra artwork for an additional price.
Catch a movie at AMC Theatres in Disney Springs. This is a great option for a non-park day or rainy day. Bonus if its a Disney movie!
17. Aerophile – Balloon Flight
At Disney Springs buy your tickets to ride Aerophile—The World Leader in Balloon Flight. Guests will enjoy an 8-minute tethered balloon ride, with stunning views of up to 10 miles away (on clear days). Cost is $20 (adult) and $15 (child). Fun fact, the balloon was built in Paris, France.
18. Goofy’s Candy Company
Create your own Specialty Apple, Crisped rice treat and more for under $20 each. This treat is also a fun and interactive experience in Disney Springs at Goofy’s Candy Company. No matter your age, you will feel like a kid in a candy store here!
19. Chip n Dale’s Campfire Sing-A- Along
At Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort guests of any resort can come to enjoy Chip n’ Dale’s Campfire Sing-a-long. Purchase a smores kit for $9.99 and a roasting stick for $0.59 from the Chuckwagon Snack Bar (al though not required to attend). This nightly event offers character interaction with Chip and Dale, songs and roasting marshmallows around the campfire!
20. Cupcake ATM
In Disney Springs, find Sprinkles creating gourmet cupcakes daily. For a fun experience and a treat under $20, head to the Cupcake ATM! Way better than cash.