Free Things To Do At Walt Disney World For Kids Without A Ticket

Free Thing To Do At Walt Disney World For Kids Without A Ticket Chip and Dale Campfire

While Walt Disney World may be the happiest place on earth, some may not have the budget to purchase tickets into the parks or you may want to do some activates outside the parks to stretch their budget. Whichever the case, we have put together a list of free activities that will help you give your kids a Disney experience, without breaking the bank.

Free Things To Do At Walt Disney World For Kids Without A Ticket

Free Thing To Do At Walt Disney World For Kids Without A Ticket Lego Store

  1. Build some LEGOs – At Downtown Disney they have a LEGO store. Both outside and inside of the store there are several activity spots where kids can have fun with LEGOS. Outside there is a LEGO raceway where the kids can build their own LEGO racer and compete with other kids. Inside there is a LEGO building area for the smaller tikes and a computer area where they can build their own virtual LEGOs.
  2. Have fun with Chip and Dale – Every night at Fort Wilderness in the Meadows Chip and Dale host a sing-a-long and a movie. Starting at either 7 PM or 8 PM (depending on the time of year), enjoy a sing-a-long with Chip and Dale under the stars, followed by a FREE Disney movie. There is a Chuckwagon Snack Bar that sells s’mores kits and other goodies. The campfires are lit 30 minutes before the sing-a-long is scheduled to start. We have found that the most economical way to enjoy the evening is to bring a cooler with hot dogs, buns, fixin’s and some stuff to make s’mores, then you can hang out all evening for dinner and fun. To get there, just park in the Fort Wilderness lot, take the Orange bus to the Meadows Outpost. You can ask the driver to point you to the Meadows Sing-A-Long as the signs are not the best. Bring a blanket or chairs if you have them. They do have seating, but it isn’t the most comfortable. Also if you plan on bringing your own stuff to roast, bring some sticks.
  3. Build a Lightsaber – In Once Upon a Toy in Downtown Disney, your kids can build a light saber.
  4. Sharing is Caring – We have found this activity a great character building exercise for the little ones. Find a Cast Member who has stickers, they give them out for free, ask for ten stickers, then have your child give them out to other children as you are venturing around. It is a great lesson in giving, helps them build social skills and is very fun for the kids. We did this with our son several times and he enjoyed it very much.
  5. See some Animals – At Animal Kingdom Lodge they have an overlook where you can watch the animals. There are three spots on the back side of the lodge where they have put overlooks to view the animals. Here you can see giraffes, zebras, and many other wild creatures. In the evening is the best time to view the animals because they are eating dinner and the Cast Members feed them close to the overlooks. Also if you wait around until dusk they have night vision goggles that you can use to view the animals.
  6. Hear a Story – In the Wilderness Lodge and the Animal Kingdom Lodge they have story time. Usually between 7:45 and 8:30, Cast Members tell an exciting interactive story that will be sure to excite the kids. In the Wilderness Lodge the story time is located by the fireplace in Mercantile and at the Animal Kingdom Lodge it is at the fire pit on the overlook behind the atrium. Please contact the location for exact times and locations.
  7. Movie Time – Each of the resorts now have a movie time each night. Movie time is often on the beach, if the resort has one or in an open grassy area. Movie time starts around dusk. Location, times and movie played varies by resort, so you will need to contact them for details.
  8. Let’s go to the Carnival – At Disney’s BoardWalk resort they have street performers every night. All of these performers are family friendly and your kids will enjoy them. Acts and schedule vary by night, you can contact the resort for details. You will find jugglers, comedians, fire-eaters, jazz ensembles among the acts.
  9. Get Wet – At Downtown Disney, outside Once Upon A Toy there is an interactive fountain where the kids can have fun playing in the water.
  10. Ride the Rails – There is nothing more exciting than riding the Monorail at Disney. In fact Disney has many different forms of transportation children will enjoy. Ride the ferry boat to the Magic Kingdom or one of the many other water craft throughout the resort.
  11. Free Thing To Do At Walt Disney World For Kids Without A Ticket Circle-T RanchVisit the Circle-T Ranch – Located at Fort Wilderness at the Outpost, the Circle-T Ranch is home to the Clydesdale horses that pull the trolley cars up Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom and the miniature horses which pull Cinderella’s carriage.
  12. Visit a Butterfly Garden – There are two different butterfly gardens you can visit, one is located at the Contemporary Resort, located out back to the left and the other is at Fort Wilderness near the Outpost.
  13. Watch Happily Ever After – From the beach at the Polynesian, Grand Floridian or Fort Wilderness you can have a great view of the Magic Kingdom’s nightly fireworks Happily Ever After.
  14. Watch the Light Parade – From the beach at the Polynesian, Grand Floridian, Contemporary and Fort Wilderness you can view the nightly Electrical Water Pageant. The pageant starts around 9:00 PM and takes about an hour to make all of its stops around the lake.

Please note that items on this list that are located at resorts are open to anyone who is a Disney Resort guest, no matter which resort you are stay. Even though Disney cannot keep the public from enjoying these activities, please keep this in mind if you are taking advantage of any of the resort activities and you are not a guest.

As you can see there are plenty of things to do at Walt Disney World without spending a bunch of money. If you know of anything we have left out of the list, please let us know.

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