Here are 9 Inexpensive Things To Do At Walt Disney World that you should fit into your next visit.
Go to the Boardwalk in the evening. This is often overlooked I guess because it is at a resort but it is a very relaxing way to spend an evening. It is all lit up and there are carnival-like games that do cost money but also entertainment that is free such as the man that does tricks while on a ladder (a free-standing one). These are interesting! If you want to spend some money there, you could rent a surry and ride around the resort area.
Take a boat ride from Port Orleans Riverside to Disney Springs. This takes about 30 minutes but is sooooo relaxing!! On the way, you will pass the Treehouses (originally designed by Walt, they were closed due to handicap regulations, then used for college interns, now you can stay there through Saratoga Springs Resort).
Browse unique areas of Disney Springs. You can walk around the water’s edge near the Lego store and see the Lego art, visit Rainforest Cafe and TRex (you don’t have to be eating there to visit), and in the summer, you can enjoy the entertainment at the seating area in front of World of Disney. If you want to spend a few dollars here, you could go to Goofy’s Candy Company and custom design your snack. The chocolate dipped Oreo’s are awesome and only a couple dollars. Another option is an ice cream from Girardelli’s (and maybe a free chocolate sample that they are usually giving out).
Buy Souvenir Popcorn Buckets. At any park or at Disney Springs, you can buy a bucket of popcorn for $10. The buckets are usually cute and you can use it as a souvinier and the popcorn is excellent!! I have at least 50 of these, after I cleaned out my stash!
Is someone in your party celebrating something? Get them a pin for the occasion. It’s free at the resort concierge, guest services, or at City Hall at Magic Kingdom. They have them for birthday, wedding, anniversary, and several others. I saw one last week that said “I’m celebrating” and then was blank so anything could be written in. This one was a graduation.
Visit Club Cool in EPCOT. They have free sample Coca Cola products from around the world… be sure you have someone in your family try Beverly but be ready with the camera! (Now that’s priceless!)
Do free activities with kids. There are free craft activities for children (called Kidcot) at most of the countries at EPCOT. You could also do the Agent P missions which are alot of fun for children. There are similar activities in Animal Kingdom.
See the performers at EPCOT. If you’re in EPCOT anyway, check these out–the candy lady in Japan, the children acrobatics at China, the belly-dancer in Morocco, etc.
Participate in resort activities. Several of the resorts have free activities for children. At All Star Music, they have games by the pool and movies at night (most resorts now have movies by the pool). At Fort Wilderness, they have movies and sing along with Chip and Dale. You can also check out the horses.
Don’t miss this list of things to know about meeting characters at Walt Disney World.
This is a guest post written by my friend Chris.