Are you looking for a few ways to save some money at Walt Disney World? Get ready for a list of all the free souvenirs at Disney, perks and ways to capture your favorite memories without dropping a dime.
Chances are you worked some budget-friendly magic to get your family on a Walt Disney World Vacation. Now you need to know how to save some money while you’re actually on vacation. Never Fear! While we love a good $24 pair of Mickey Ears as much as anyone, there are definitely times when your need to eat something will win out over snagging your favorite Disney Souvenir. But that doesn’t mean you need to leave Disney empty handed, or feeling deprived. Here are all the Free Souvenirs at Walt Disney World you can get simply by knowing they exist. Or asking.
Available at any Guest Services or Gift Shop in Disney Parks, Celebration Buttons are FREE. All you have to do is ask for one. They are perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, to commemorate a first visit or honeymoon. Really any reason will do. Be sure to grab one when you next visit. Just having the button will also get you noticed by other cast members throughout the days you visit. Guaranteeing your celebration won’t go unnoticed. They also give out special buttons for certain holidays, events and VolunEaring.
Pixie Dust in Magic Kingdom
Head over to the Castle Couture in Magic Kingdom. Any cast member at the shop will be happy to give you a sprinkling of Pixie Dust for FREE. You’ll also get pixie dust as part of the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, Pirates League or the Main Street Barber Shop experiences.
Mickey Straws with Specialty Drinks
Believe it or not you can get oodles of Free Mickey Straws throughout your stay. Common whenever you order a Mint Julep at Caseys Corner, or any other specialty drink, non-alcoholic, you can collect these things in tons of colors and they’re reusable! So a win for the planet too. We once even received Mickey Straws as a perk for playing a game with a Cast Member hanging out between Adventureland and Frontierland. So keep an eye out for cast members looking to interact, sometimes there is more than just a Mickey sticker involved!
A Pirates Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas Map and Playing Cards
One of our absolute favorite games at Magic Kingdom, A Pirates Adventure, helps you uncover hidden treasures all over Adventureland. As a perk you also get FREE cool treasure maps, and playing cards to help you complete each treasure hunt. Plus, if you play three rounds of the game you get FREE Fast Pass+ for the Pirates of the Caribbean Ride!
KidCot Cards and “Suitcase”
Not just for kids, anyone can visit the KidCot stations all over the World Showcase at Epcot. The Disney partnership with Ziplock means you get a little plastic bag suitcase in which to collect a special post card from each country. All FREE. Like little coloring sheets, these cards feature Mickey and Friends honoring each countries culture. Cards come complete with little facts as well so are a perfect way to get some your travel education in, if the kids are off school.
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Map and Playing Cards
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom is a FREE card game experience you can play in 4 areas of Magic Kingdom. To start you grab one FREE package of cards at the Main Street Fire Station in Magic Kingdom. Following the map you find areas all over the park infested with Disney Villains you’ll have to defeat. Cards are collectible. So a new pack can be obtained every time you visit Magic Kingdom to play the game. Read how to play Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Game.
Cinderella’s Wishing Star Wand
As part of yoru character meal at Cinderella’s Royal Table, kids can get a “FREE” Wishing Wand. While not completely free, since your’e paying the hefty sum of a meal here, its a great special souvenir for the kids. Alongside all Disney Princess autographs you get at Cinderella’s Royal Table.
Disney Character Autographs
Snatching the autograph of your favorite Disney Princess or Disney Character at any Disney Park is absolutely FREE. And you can have them sign most anything. We’ve seen people collect autographs on homemade autograph books, jean jackets, Mickey hats, and childhood storybooks. If you have a favorite character be sure to grab a pic or an autograph during your visit. Many restaurants like Trattoria al Forno offers an already signed souvenir card as part of your character dining experience.
Wilderness Explorers Book and Stickers
Another favorite game, not just for kids, the Wilderness Explorers Game at Animal Kingdom is about learning all things “Wilderness”. You can grab the FREE Booklet and collect stickers along the way as you complete each task. Since Animal Kingdom has loads of wild animals and wild countries, there will be plenty to learn and explore while playing this game. Bonus points if you take the time to chat with the cast members in each area. They know more than you think and can give you all the best tips!
Enchanted Tales with Belle Bookmark
Enchanted Tales with Belle at Magic Kingdom is a fun way to have the kids be part of the retelling of Belle’s story. Kids take part in the skit per se and at the end get a picture with Belle. As a parting gift kids get a bookmark with the quote “You’ll always be part of my favorite story”, signed by Belle herself. These bookmarks are actually for sale on ebay! So grabbing one for FREE as part of the show is a perk!
Jedi Diploma Certificate and Training Photos
Kids participating in the Jedi Training Academy at Hollywood Studios get a FREE Jedi Diploma Certificate and access to all training photos as evidence of their participation. The show is 20 minutes and offered for kids 4-12, but you can’t fast pass this experience. Keep an eye out for the sign up location to get your kiddie a spot in this show!
Magic Band from your Disney Resort- Update | Free MagicBands are retired for arrivals beginning Jan 1st 2021
Magic Bands are the all-in-one access device that gets you into the resort, parks, and rides. To get a FREE Magic Band you can 1. Book your stay at Disney Resort. If staying on Disney property you’ll have the opportunity to pick your Magic Band colors in the My Disney Experience App at least 11 days before your arrival. 2. Become an Annual Passholder. 3. Purchase Disney Park tickets. The Magic Band will be attached to your Disney account indefinitely so can continually be used for every vacation, or future booking as desired.
Leis at The Polynesian Resort Ohana Restaurant
Nothing says vacation like ukele music and a lei. If dining at Ohana in The Polynesian Resort, you may receive a FREE lei just for being there! Kids participating in the activities at both breakfast and dinner also get leis for participating. And most of the time grown ups just enjoying the meal will also be a given a lei.
Festival Passports at Epcot Festivals throughout the year
Epcot has four festivals a year. Apart from being included in the price of your park ticket, these festivals also come with little passport books. Mind you they’re specific to the festivals and feature the food and drink menus but you also get stickers to mark your travels around the World Showcase. Festival of the Arts, Flower and Garden, Food and Wine and Festival of Holidays all have passports to collect. All FREE. Plus you can also get other freebies at festivals! We most recently got a freebie postcard at Festival of the Arts just for helping out with the mural wall.
Disney Luggage Tags
A perk for staying at a Disney Resort is you get a FREE luggage tag that comes with your Magic Bands. These really are the cutest luggage tags, featuring the Fab Five in the same art from the Emmy-Award Winning Mickey Shorts.
Another perk for staying onsite at a Disney Resort is that you get access to high end toiletries by H20. Seriously, this is one of our favorite brands. Now, it is true that the shampoo, conditioner and body wash are now built into the tubs at the resorts. But, you can still grab the FREE soap, aloe vera gel and lotion that is usually still out on vanity. Or use it during your trip!
All the Free Stuff at Walt Disney World
So, there you go! There are actually a ton of things you can get for Free at Walt Disney World, from the souvenirs we share here, to the experiences at Disney Springs and the Boardwalk. Even the Disney Resorts are open to guests looking for a little Disney magic without the high price tag of a Disney Vacation.
What’s your favorite free stuff at Disney?