It does take some money to reach Walt Disney World, Orlando, but once there, you don’t really need bundles of cash to relish the plethora of once-in-a-lifetime moments. This resort park is full of free attractions and activities that promise everlasting memories. From hitting the Downtown Disney and Boardwalk to going on a hidden Mickey Hunt and catching the fireworks show, you and the kids can experience Disney’s magic in various ways. And all this for free!


Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney is Walt Disney World’s biggest and most popular entertainment complex. The section features attractive shopping and dining zones, which are perfect for spending a day out with the family. Young ones can check out the interactive fountains where they can play exciting games or get wet in the showers. Admire the beautiful LEGO blocks and sculptures at the 3,000-square-foot outdoor play area, which also hosts several free magic demonstrations. Be sure to grab free chocolate samples at the Ghiradelli store.

Boardwalk Disney

Walk along the beautiful Crescent Lake and take in the colourful sights and sounds along Disney’s Boardwalk Entertainment District. The area is lined with numerous shops and is a hit with window shoppers. Kids will surely love to check out their reflections in the funhouse mirrors, while the adults can have a gala time enjoying the antics of street performers such as fire-eaters, comedians, and jugglers. You can even catch a live interview at the ESPN Club, and spot your favourite sports star.

Fireworks Show

Watching the Magic Kingdom’s fireworks display becomes a fond, life-long memory. The best part, you don’t have to be right inside the park to catch a glimpse. Some of the popular spots to catch the action are the beaches at the Polynesian Village or Grand Floridian resorts. Just relax in a hammock, and behold the sight of glittering firework from across the lake. You can even have a clear view of the entire show from the Ticket and Transportation Center, and over the Cinderella Castle.


Wind your way through the Walt Disney world aboard the Epcot monorail. There are no charges for the ride and you can get a bird’s-eye view of the entire Magic Kingdom. If lucky, you can even ride up front along with the monorail driver. The drivers are extremely friendly. This monorail winds its way along the Magic Kingdom, its hotels, and EPCOT. If alcohol is your friend, do consider visiting the Monorail Bar Crawl.

Hidden Mickey

Disney’s Imagineers follow a unique tradition of incorporating a ‘hidden Mickey Mouse’ head silhouettes into the various designs and structures there. Finding out this head is a highly engaging game amongst visitors. Just stop at the front desk and ask for the paper describing the clues for the hunt, and spend an afternoon exploring the resort and searching for the famous mouse. Be sure to stop by Fire Rock Geyser to see it erupt brilliantly.

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