I am always asked what are some extra Fun and Free things that our family can do in the parks. I decided to put them together for you so that you can have some extra fun too! Here is a list of my families favorite FREE Disney Parks Experiences. Plus these include FREE Souvenirs!
At the Magic Kingdom, you can help Merlin defeat Hades and save the Magic Kingdom in Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. You sign up using your Magic Band at the firehouse on Main Street. You will be given a special Map that shows you were all of the Portals are located in the Magic Kingdom, a special Key Card (1 per family), each family member receives a pack of 5 spell cards. (Each day you enter the MK, you can each get a new pack of Spell Cards). You can complete as many of the quest that you like during your visit. Each quest takes about 20 to 30 min. You will see lots of people doing it around the park, it is fun for the whole family. You can also bring the cards on your next visit and continue your adventure. You can start and stop each quest as you like, just be sure to remember the portal pictured when you complete a task, that is where you will continue your quest.
Also at the Magic Kingdom, you can help Captain Jack Sparrow in A Pirates Adventure, Treasure of the Seven Seas. You can pick up one of five maps that takes you on a pirate’s treasure hunt around Adventurland. Your maps and Secret Talisman with be located at the Crow’s Nest in Adventurland. Each Mission takes about 20 min and can be stopped and started whenever you like.
In Epcot you can set off on Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure and help Agent P stop Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s evil plots. Visit the recruiting sites in Italy Pavilion or near the International Gateway to receive your assignment and pick up an interactive handheld device that will guide you on your mission. You can choose which Country you would like to begin your missions, however these do timeout so you can’t stop and start a mission, you must complete the assigned mission, to stop Dr Doofenshmirtz before he takes over the WORLD!
Kidcot Fun Stops are also located at each of countries in Epcot’s World Showcase. At these locations you can pick up your own souvenir Cardboard Duffy the Bear. The Cast Members can teach your little ones things about the country they are visiting and they can receive a stamp from the country on their Duffy. You can also purchase a World Showcase Passport for older kids. $10. With the Passport they can receive a stamp from the country and learn greetings and other facts.
In Animal Kingdom, you can become a Wilderness Explorer. To become an Explorer, you can get your official Wilderness Explorers field guide from headquarters—located on the bridge between the Oasis and Discovery Island. There are quest set up around the entire park. You can collect over 30 badges, by completing the challenges. This is self-guided, so as you visit each section of the park, pull out your field guide and see what awaits you! This one is fantastic for those young ones that find Animal Kingdom a bit boring.
Written by Tabitha Candebat: Tabitha’s obsession with a little mouse named Mickey began at age 4 when she received her first set of “Mouse Ears”. With over 55 trips to Disney World, she loves to share her knowledge and passion by Planning Disney vacations for other guests. Catch the Disney fever with Tabitha! Email, Request a Quote or Call her at (504)296-6637 today! Be sure to follow her on Facebook and Twitter. It’s time to book your next Disney World vacation!