#10: Free Ice Water
While water may not seem the most glamorous of freebies, this tip can help you save a lot of money while visiting Disney World. If you go to any counter service restaurant, ask for a cup of ice water for everyone in your party along with your order. Bottled water can be over $2.50 per person, so this tip will help you avoid spending huge sums at lunch. Also, it will keep your party hydrated!
#9: Free Package Delivery to Disney World Resort Rooms
Love the idea of finding that perfect souvenir from the gift shop but hate the idea of lugging it around for the rest of your visit to the park. Don't worry about it! If you are staying at an on-property Disney World hotel, Disney World shops offer free package delivery to your room. So you can buy that pack of Nightmare Before Christmas Vinylmation and then go on Splash Mountain without having to worry about a thing.
#8: Campfire Singalong
A nightly feature at Ft. Wilderness, the Camp Fire Sing-a-long is fun for the whole family. Lasting a little under an hour, the sing-a-long is great for kids and even features an appearance by Chip and Dale. After the campfire, they screen a Disney animated feature on a large screen. Be sure to bring your own marshmallows!
If you visit the Polynesian Resort, they will give you a free lei. This will be a great keepsake or fashion accessory if you go visit the luau. For more information, click here.
#6: Free Birthday Dessert at Disney World Restaurants
If you are dining at a Disney World restaurant to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, be sure to mention this to your waiter or waitress. Almost everytime we have gone to a restaurant at Disney World or at one of the hotels for a special occasion, they will treat us to either a delicious dessert or a champagne toast.
#5: Free Parking with Disney Resort or Annual Pass
If you are a Disney World Annual Pass holder or you are staying on property, you will receive free Disney World theme park parking. Parking can be over $10 a day, so this freebie can help you save a ton while visiting Walt Disney World.
#4: Photo with Disney Characters with a Disney Visa Card
If you are a Disney Visa Card holder, you are eligible for a free souvenir picture with a classic Disney Character at Epcot. Visit Guest Services for more information. For everyone else, bring your camera for a free picture with Disney characters. There are dozens of opportunities for meet and greets with characters throughout Disney World.
#3: Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Spell Cards
The Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom offers Disney World guests some unique collectables. The interactive roleplaying game at Magic Kingdom gives guests 5 spell cards per day for free. With 70 cards and a trading community already forming, these cards are a great free collectable for your Disney World vacation.
At the Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop in Downtown Disney, they offer a variety of free Ghirardelli Chocolate samples. These delectable chocolate squares are by far the best free sweet treat that you can get at Disney World. It's usually one-square per guest, but the types of chocolates they give out change regularly, making this shop worth a repeat visit. For more information, click here.
#1: Special Occasion Buttons
Is it your birthday? Celebrating an anniversary? Finally graduate? No matter what you're celebrating, chances are Disney World has a special button just for you. Go to the Guest Services desk at any of the parks and let them know. They will provide you with a free button commemorating your special occasion, complete with your name written on it. Not only do you get a nice keepsake, but cast members and other guests are bound to tell you "Congratulations!"