Freebies are always good, especially at Walt Disney World! Check out these ways to save some money and acquire free souvenirs during your stay.
Parking your car at Walt Disney World can cost a lot! Look into areas that offer free parking. There are a few sections such as The Boardwalk and Downtown Disney that have free parking. You are able to park there, and journey into the park via free Disney transportation. You can also find free parking at the mini golf courses and other small attractions that do not require a ticket to enter. This may require a bit of walking, but it will save you an estimated $14-$20 per day on parking.
Licenses for Driving and Flying
On certain rides you are able to ask for a license. You can earn your piloting license on the Dumbo ride and your driving license on the Tomorowland Speedway. When you arrive at the ride, before you get on, ask the ride attendant for a license. They will be sure to supply you with the proper licensing to ride or fly on your chosen ride. These also make great souvenirs.
Transportation Trading Cards
On just about any transportation in the park such as the monorail and boats, you can ask a cast member or attendant for a trading card. These are collectable and are offered in many areas of the parks. They often run out at times, but if one person does not have some, be sure to ask another as they each receive their own supply.
If you enjoy purchasing things during your stay at Disney parks, but don’t enjoy carrying those items with you all day, you have two options to have them given to you at the end of the day. If you are staying at a resort hotel, you can tell the cashier or store worker that you would like the item(s) sent back to your hotel. Provide your information, and your package should be waiting at your hotel the next day after 3 p.m. If you are staying off property, you can have your items sent to the entrance of the park so that you can pick it up at the end of the day. You want to be sure that you do not do this too close to closing time, or the day before you leave to ensure that you receive all of your packages before departing. This is one of my favorite perks at Walt Disney World!
Wakeup Calls from Characters
If you are staying at Walt Disney World with young children, you can schedule to have a wakeup call from your favorite characters free of charge. Just let the front desk know when you would like the call, and in the morning you can have Mickey call and wake the kids up. This is an exciting way to start your day!