Fun and Free Games at Walt Disney World

Fun and Free Games at Walt Disney World

Are you visiting Walt Disney World this year and looking for some unique things to do in the Parks? Many guests don’t realize this, but Walt Disney World offers free Disney Games throughout the Parks. This is a great way to kill some time in between rides and parades. And since they cost you nothing, they’re a great way to add something special while staying within your Disney budget.  Read on to find out all about fun and free games at Walt Disney World. 

Fun and Free Disney Games at Disney Parks

Walt Disney World has some pretty cool FREE games that you can play within the parks. Especially, if you’re in search of some downtime. Or if you just need a break from the lines or crowds or both. We play these games often as they’re perfect for kids, adults, and the whole family. We also love that sometimes you can also snag Free Disney Souvenirs just for playing. 

Smellephants on Parade

In partnership with Scentsy, a brand new FREE game has arrived in the Storybook Circus Area of Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom. This smell and find game includes a little booklet with scents for your to find throughout the area. Great for both kids and grown ups alike, you can head to the Big Top Souvenirs building and see a Cast Member about getting a game board. The area is staffed 10 AM- 6 PM daily and allows you to go at your own pace to find each smell. While there isn’t a prize, you can keep the game board after your game play as a great Free Disney Souvenir. 

A Pirate’s Adventure Treasure of the Seven Seas at Magic Kingdom

You can find this Pirates of the Caribbean treasure hunt in the Magic Kingdom. Get started by visiting the tiny orange building right between Adventureland and Frontierland. This is a short walk from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride towards Splash Mountain. Once you enter the hut, you will be given the choice of which map you’d like to start.

Your MagicBand activates the game, so it will keep track of which maps you’ve already completed. For the game, you will be given a landmark, somewhere throughout Adventureland and will be given instructions to unlock treasures that have been hidden there. And in the true fashion of a treasure map, you will then be directed to another landmark until you have finally found the treasure.

We love this game; not only does it take you to some more hidden areas of the Kingdom you may not have noticed, but you can also make some pretty awesome stuff happen. Hello, firing a canon? Seriously awesome. Each map takes about 15-20 minutes to complete, depending on the crowds and how easily you are able to find your landmarks. At the end of each map, you return to the hut and will collect a card for finding your treasure. You can then choose to do another or abandon ship. The Free Souvenirs you get here are the card and the map! Collect them all. 

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Hidden Pascals at Magic Kingdom

Hidden Pascals at Magic Kingdom

This Hidden Pascal game is relatively new and super easy. Basically, Pascal (you know that sneaky little chameleon friend of Rapunzel’s) is hidden in 10 different places near the Tangled restrooms in Fantasyland. The goal is to find all 10. Keep in mind, he is a chameleon, which means he generally blends in with his environment. This game is actually a lot harder than it sounds! We actually were playing the game with a cast member at one point and he said he has yet to find all 10 and there may be more. This is a great game to play with the kids during a recharge your phone break at the recharging stations right across from the restrooms.  Check out our post on Hidden Pascals to get more hints! Good luck and Happy Hunting!

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World Showcase Adventure EPCOT

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Ducktales World Showcase Adventure at Epcot

Formerly Agent P’s, Ducktales has now taken over in the World Showcase at Epcot. The game is fully accessible from your phone, so just type in the website and you’re off. This Adventure game is a little like a spy mission. The game will instruct you to head to certain areas of the World Showcase. And certain things throughout will respond to your phone. 

To start, download the Disney Play App. Not all countries can be saved as they do not all have missions. But the ones that do offer neat little glimpses of magic you wouldn’t see if you weren’t playing the game.  This game is similar to the previously mentioned Pirates game in that you can make pretty cool stuff happen. This game is still very new. And I think as of right now, we prefer the old version, just because this one is a little lengthy at times. But it’s still a fun, free game at Walt Disney World. Great for doing something a little more unique during your trip. You can read all about Ducktales World Showcase Adventure here

Ducktales World Showcase Adventure Game at EPCOT

Wilderness Explorers at Animal Kingdom

The Wilderness must be explored! Remember Russell from Up? Well your kids, or just you, can join in on Russell’s wilderness enthusiasm by signing up in Animal Kingdom to be a Wilderness Explorer. While this game requires a little more effort, it’s actually completely fascinating. To earn “badges.” Mind you badges are really just stickers for your Wilderness Explorer book. To earn them you have to visit the Wilderness Explorer stations to learn about the animals featured at each station. There are also other activities throughout the book that will require some interaction with cast members, like in Maharajah Jungle Trek, in order to complete them. This is a great activity for kids who love animals and makes another great, free, souvenir!

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Finding Dory’s Friends at Epcot in the Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion

Finding Dory’s Friends is a fun, educational game at Epcot. Located in the Nemo and Friends Pavilion, this is a fun game to tag onto Turtle Talk or the Nemo and Friends Ride. We also love this pavilion for a great place to take a break, or escape the summer heat at Walt Disney World since it’s inside and air conditioned.  This game will take you all over the Aquarium looking for Dory’s friends. You can grab a booklet at the front desk of the shop, or be on the lookout for the cast member on the ground floor who can explain the game to you. 

Go on a hunt for Dory’s friends and learn about them along the way. The book comes with cute stickers that you can add to the booklet as you find her friends throughout the pavilion. We love this for a fun Disney homeschool activity as well!

Free Games at Walt Disney World

The Mirror de los Muertos in Epcot Mexico

With the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot World Showcase in Walt Disney World slowly becoming overtaken by all things Coco, it’s no surprise that the newest addition is an interactive digital game featuring characters from Coco. The game, Mirror de Los Muertos can be found on the wall in the pavilion right before you enter the open-air market. It is perfect for one or several players. In the game, you’re given the opportunity to dress up a digital skeleton and make him dance.

Towards the end of the game, your skeleton will ask you to dance. As you dance together, the mirror captures the image, and at the end, you have a digital picture of yourself and the skeleton projected on the screen. Very cool. While there is no takeaway or free souvenir from this game, it’s a super cute game you can play in the air-conditioned Mexico pavilion. Always a treat in Florida.

The Mirror de los Muertos at Epcot Mexico in Walt disney World, is a fun, free game at Disney. You dress up your skeleton, dance and get a picture together on the screen. #disneyfreegames #freedisney #disneyepcot #coco #cocoatwaltdisneyworld

Kidcot FunStops in Epcot 

While not necessarily a “game”, this Passport Sticker and postcard collecting extravaganza comes complete with a little ziplock bag suitcase. Collect the cards, color them, grab a sticker and learn how to say hello in a foreign language! A perfect Free Disney Souvenir, this game helps you make sure you don’t miss a single country while at Epcot and fuels a little bit of that “collector” in all of us. 

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Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Interactive Game in Hollywood Studios

Oh my gosh, guys! With the arrival of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge comes a brand new game you can access in the Disney Play app. If you’re in My Disney Experience for Walt Disney World or Disneyland you can click the “learn more” button under the Galaxy’s Edge pic in the app. OR you can download Disney Play for iPhone  or Android. Once in the app, you can Hack the lock panels. Or scan the barcodes you find around the land and play puzzle games that earn you swag for your avatar. We’ll be writing a post all about this new game, so stay tuned! Read our Guide on How to Play the Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge Game.

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge game in the disney Play app

Disney Games to Play in the Parks

Hopefully, this list has helped you learn about some of the little extras that are available to you, and at no extra cost within Walt Disney World. Next time you see someone summoning a pirate from the water or opening a portal in Liberty Square, you’ll know what they’re doing. What did we leave out? What do you love to do in the Parks when you’re not riding rides or meeting Princesses? Let us know!

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Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.

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