• On Nov 28, 2011
    Denise from NY 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.

    DD and 2 friends (20 birthday) Saratoga spring for week with ONLY 1 park. (they may buy ONE hopper & do 2 parks) I know close to DTD-limited budget (college students) any other suggestions. (they plan on using pool a lotI ordered food from garden groc

    Hi Denise,

    There are lots of things to do at Disney that are cheap or free that your daughter and her friends can do!

    * Take a boat from Saratoga Springs over to Downtown Disney.  Its a very festive atmosphere during the evening and you can often find live entertainment. Characters In Flight is a lot of fun and not very expensive.

    * Visit Disney's BoardWalk - There is no admission to Disney's BoardWalk area—where live evening entertainment can usually be found— some venues may have a cover charge.  They can rent a Surrey Bike and take it for a spin.  We giggle the whole time we do this. They can hop aboard a Friendship Boat and just relax for awhile.

    * Check out the activities at Saratoga Springs - they will receive a list of activities when they check in.  Many resorts offer Movies Under the Stars - free.

    * View the Electrical Water Pageant from the Contemporary, Polynesian, Grand Floridian or Wilderness Lodge - free.

    * Chip'n Dale's Campfire Sing-a-long at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort - free.

    * View the Magic Kingdom Fireworks from the Grand Floridian or Polynesian Resort - free.

    * Visit Animal Kingdom Lodge - there is an outside viewing area of the Savannah where you can see the animals - free.

    * Visit the other resorts - its a lot of fun to see what the other resorts are like inside.  We love taking the resort monorail and seeing the 3 along the line - free.

    * Miniature Golf - this is a lot of fun and not too pricey.  They can choose from 2 courses: Disney's Fantasia Gardens Course or Disney's Winter Summerland Course.

    Please feel free to visit us with any other questions. Its a pleasure to assist you!

    Wishing your daughter & her friends minnie magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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