Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Travel Plan Tuesday

Last week I talked about ways to save money on souvenirs at Disney World. If you missed out on the post, you can catch up here.

This week I wanted to talk about fun things that you can do in Disney World without going into the parks that are free! If you are like us, we like to schedule at least one day of "free time" at Disney, where we sleep in and just relax and do whatever we want!

On these free days, I love to go to Downtown Disney and do some shopping. Of course, we are always on the look out to do things that don't cost money on those days as well. Here is a list of just a few things that you can do in Disney outside the parks that cost nothing:

*Resort-hop - this is a great way to check out other resorts to see which one you may want to stay at on your next trip! There are so many neat things about each resort and several of them have extra activities that you can participate in. This is especially fun at Christmas time when you can check out all the beautiful decorations! Keep in mind that you are unable to go from one resort to another with the Disney buses - you must go to a park and then catch a bus to the resort you want to check out!

*Try some chocolate - this is probably my favorite free thing to do in Disney. At the Ghirardelli store in Downtown Disney you can sample some chocolate for free - who doesn't like free chocolate?

*Play with Lego's - also at Downtown Disney, the Lego store has Lego's available for you to play with and make your own creations! This would be a fun way for the little ones to keep busy, while mom is out shopping!

*Get wet and cool off - There are several different water pads throughout Disney that are perfect for little ones to run through and get wet. On our last trip, our son played in the one at Downtown Disney for over an hour and had a blast! Just remember to bring a change of clothes and a baggie to put the wet ones in!

*Check out the Entertainment - on the Boardwalk area, there are different entertainers, like jugglers, out that you can really enjoy. Just stop and have fun with them!

These are just a few things that you are able to do at Disney, without having to go into a park, all for free! I hope you will be able to take advantage of some of these on your next trip and have a fun and relaxing time!



  1. We do the same things. I love doing free stuff.

  2. I love Downtown Disney! So many fun things to do. I haven't had a chance to resort hop yet but I'm really looking forward to checking out other resorts and the great things they have to offer. Thanks for visiting through the Tiggerific Tuesday Blog Hop! I'm your newest follower. :)

  3. Hey! I am new to the hop and I am loving those free tips! Downtown Disney is so much fun!

  4. I love resort hopping. Its always fun to visit & have dinner there. I love getting my free chocolate too! :o)

  5. I love the free chocolate :-) we always stop there.

  6. We didn't have near enough "down time" to check out all these fun things. I may have to plan that free day for the next trip! Thanks for sharing these fun things to do with the rest of us!