• On Mar 7, 2020
    Maizie from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi! i was wondering if i could do minnie mouse bowtique without having to go through Disney? We're going to be on vacation 20mins away&unfortunately i cant afford the tickets to get in.So im trying to find cheaper/free things have to do with Disney

    Hi Maizie!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I understand that keeping a budget at the forefront of planning is the most important thing to consider when planning a vacation. Even if you aren’t able to swing a visit to one of the four Theme Parks, there are still ways to get a little taste of the Walt Disney World Resort without a considerable cost.

    One of my favorite ways to experience a bit of Disney magic is by visiting Disney Springs. This area is free to enter, and parking is even free in one of the ramps and the surface lot. Disney Springs is a shopping and dining area. There are so many enjoyable shops to visit, including my favorite store, World Of Disney. Even if you don’t have a lot of money to spend, there are some cute trinkets, and small Disney themed gifts that won’t break the bank! You also may run into some free entertainment as you stroll through Disney Springs. 

    There is also a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique located at Disney Springs. This is the same boutique as the one in Magic Kingdom, except here you won’t need a park ticket to enter! Reservations are highly recommended and to save money, I would bring along your own outfit (Princess dress, Knight outfit, etc.) You still get the full experience you won’t have to pay for a costume!

    There are also many quick-service areas to dine at, or you could bring your lunch to enjoy.  We enjoy eating at Chicken Guy! at Disney Springs, and even at T-Rex café. One last option is to explore some of the Resort hotels on property. I like to enjoy an order of beignets at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter.

    I hope that whatever you decide to do that you will create many magical memories!

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Meet the Panelist: Heather, New York

Hi there! I'm Heather from Buffalo NY, a planDisney Alumni and proud mom of three. By day, I'm an oncology nurse, but my heart belongs to Walt Disney World. Having navigated the parks with babies, toddlers, tweens, teens, and multigenerational groups, I live to turn dreams into magical vacations. When I'm not exploring the wonders of Walt Disney World, you'll find me sailing the high seas on Disney Cruise Line. Adventure awaits - let's make your Disney dreams come true!  Learn More About Heather

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