Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Feb 26, 2013
    Cheryl Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are on a budget and I was wondering if you have any tips for free or cheap things to do at Disney to keep costs down?

    There are so many little hidden gems of free or almost free things to do at Disney! I'm happy to share my favorites with you! 

    • Watch Wishes from the beach at the Polynesian Resort
    • Stroll the Boardwalk area at night and watch the performers
    • Visit Downtown Disney and build legos in the free outdoor lego play area
    • Go to Grand Floridian and listen to the pianist in the lobby
    • Visit the Animal Kingdom Lodge and watch the animals roam the savannah from the viewing area in the lobby
    • Visit the Walt Disney World resorts and enjoy the beautiful theming, resort lobbies and entertainment. 
    • Go to the Chip and Dale Campfire Sing-a-long at Fort Wilderness Cabins
    • Watch Illuminations from the bridge near the Boardwalk area
    • Visit Ghirardelli Fountain and Soda Shop in Downtown Disney and get a free chocolate square
    • Watch the Electrical Water Pageant from the Magic Kingdom area resorts
    • Take the ferry from Magic Kingdom to Polynesian and explore the resort, walk to Grand Floridian and admire the Wedding Pavillion
    I hope you have a magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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